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Windows 7: Usb drives are not shown in "My Computer"

29 May 2010   #11
kucing13

 

allright,here's the thing. can you go back to device manager where you found the yellow,red X thing,right click and uninstall it?


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29 May 2010   #12
Designation7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I uninstalled it (PCI flash memory) and tried again, no change, program still doesn't work, usb drives still not working.
The PCI flash memory has always not worked on my computer, even when I had XP on my computer, I never figured out what it was...

I don't know what time it is where you are but I see the sun coming up here and I need some sleep, thanks for all your help, and if you have any other ideas feel free to tell me, I just won't reply for a while, I'll make sure to give you some rep.

Oh and happy 1,111th post :P
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29 May 2010   #13
kucing13

 

my..that's hard since you didn't have the driver cd. you get the laptop with seven installed in it right.
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29 May 2010   #14
Designation7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I'm awake, no I installed 7 myself.
I found a torrent for the recovery CD, I'll see if it works.
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30 May 2010   #15
kucing13

 

try it first and thank for the rep mate
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30 May 2010   #16
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try unchecking: Folder options -> View -> Hide empty drives in the Computer folder.

zzz2496
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30 May 2010   #17
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Have you disabled any startup entries listed as "usbnotify" ?
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11 Jun 2010   #18
Designation7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Tried zzz2496's idea but no luck.

That is a possibility electrotune...my friend was messing with the registry...

(By the way sorry I haven't replied in so long, I was on a kayaking trip.)
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11 Jun 2010   #19
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Hello, How was the Kayaking trip?

Try typing msconfig into the search menu, and look for any startup entries listed as usbmonitor. If you see the entry listed, check the box, click apply, then ok, and then reboot.

If that fails to fix the problem, hopefully you have a Windows disc that you can run a repair install from. Since your friend was playing around with the registry, something of importance could have been disabled or deleted.

Keep us informed on your situation.
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17 Jun 2010   #20
Designation7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Hey I got an idea, could someone send me a working .reg backup file of just the area of their registry that has the "usbnotify" key in it?
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