Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Non-existent Portable Device

08 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Non-existent Portable Device

'Device Manager' is showing a non-existent device 'H:\' under 'Portable Devices'. Why and how to remove? Thanks...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Have you looked in "computer" tab from the start orb. If it's there right click on it, select properties, in pop up select hardware tab and see if it's listed. If it is it should tell what it is. Next, click the tools tab at top in computer from orb, select folder options, in popup select view tab - scroll down to the hidden files and folders, select either show or don't show. Next, check in your bios for hardware tab and see what is listed. It could be picking up on a controller from the mobo for a device to add on like a floppy drive. If that's the case just disable it in the bios.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

The only place it shows up is in Device Manager. This is a new install of Pro and no external devices have ever been attached to the machine. I did install VPC and XP Mode, but I can't see any reason that this would create this issue. I did an uninstall, but when I told it to search for new devices, yep there it was.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Non-existent Portable Device

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing portable device to removable storage
Hi guys I am trying to recover some deleted files from my android phone (samsung galaxy s3) but the file recovery software I am using only detects removable devices yet the S3 Shows up as a portable device. Is there a way to override this, because in the file recovery software it only detects drive...
Hardware & Devices
how to show a portable device to removeable storage?
i want to recover my photos and videos.. but my laptop shown portable media device i whenever i connected my mobile to laptop, how can i change into removeable device from portable media device ?
General Discussion
No Portable Device option under Device Manger
My HP laptop was not detecting my canon camera; so I searched it and follow the instructions and surprised that "Portable Device" option is missing under Device Manger. I tried the View (Show hidden devices) but it didn't show up. Can any one tell me whats wrong here?
Hardware & Devices
My Computer crashes when attempting to access any portable device.
I'm not 100% where to put this but I have a peculiar problem with my portable hard drive. None of them work on my computer (with Windows 7 64bit). It is no problem with my hard drives as they work perfectly well and instantly on my Notebook that holds Windows XP. The interesting thing that comes...
Hardware & Devices
Long Boot Time and BSOD from Non-Existent Device
I have an issue with my wife's HP Pavilion Slimline s3330f computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. Recently, the boot times have been in excess of five minutes and on shutdown there is an occasional and seemingly random BSOD. The BSOD error message includes a reference to xcfev.sys -...
Hardware & Devices
Microsoft: Portable Xbox Device is Coming
Microsoft: Portable Xbox Device is Coming Microsoft: Portable Xbox Device is Coming - PC World Well, well, well........... ~Lordbob

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:35.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App