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Windows 7: It's EXPLORER.EXE Not Finding USB Drives

12 Mar 2010   #1
bronxalien

 
It's EXPLORER.EXE Not Finding USB Drives

After careful inspection I believe it is 'explorer.exe' that has the bug when it comes to the problem of Windows 7 not finding your connected external usb drive. Everything else detects the usb drives....except 'explorer.exe'.

Someone PLEASE tell this to Microsoft as I am about to spread all over the internet that NOBODY should switch to Windows 7...this is MAJOR bug in my book as now I have to split my main drive just to accommodate the space I need to do backups...arrggh, I should switch back to Vista...I knew this crap was a waste...windows 7


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12 Mar 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bronx,
I've never encountered this problem. Perhaps someone else has.

If you need assistance with a problem, please give us your system specs and as much info as you can so that we can help you.

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12 Mar 2010   #3
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bronxalien View Post
After careful inspection I believe it is 'explorer.exe' that has the bug when it comes to the problem of Windows 7 not finding your connected external usb drive. Everything else detects the usb drives....except 'explorer.exe'.

Someone PLEASE tell this to Microsoft as I am about to spread all over the internet that NOBODY should switch to Windows 7...this is MAJOR bug in my book as now I have to split my main drive just to accommodate the space I need to do backups...arrggh, I should switch back to Vista...I knew this crap was a waste...windows 7
Easy, easy, you can't blame win 7 because millions of people are having success with it. Just keep plugging along and you will find the problem. Sometimes things go easy and sometimes they can take a toll on your patience, time, and faith.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
bronxalien

 
SOLVED!

I did not want to believe it but the culprit was PARAGON partition software...and at that rate the latest version. I knew Paragon gave me problems before but I thought with all of their experience they'd have things licked by now.

I began to un-install some updates, then programs I thought could cause the problem...it was Paragon, as soon as I removed the partition application...BINGO!. Their backup application hasn't produced issues...but I think I learned never ever to use Paragon for partitioning.

WIN7 STILL HAS BUGS

Windows 7 isn't in the clear yet...there are still some dumb bugs. How about the one when you copy a directory to another location...there isn't any directory there with the same name or contents and Windows 7 gives you a pop up that it already exists...it tends to do that very often. There are some graphical bugs left over too. I think MS should have just left it as a face lift for Vista...I'm mean, who do they think they're fooling with the sales pitch.

Thanks all for willing to help out...PLEASE make a note of this horrible incompatibility between Paragon and W7.
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13 Mar 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bronx,
Paragon Partition Manager 10 is listed as being "compatible" but did not receive the Microsoft Logo. (according to the latest app compatibility list I have from Microsoft.
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