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USB Disk not in My Computer


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MGritts22

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Hello GeeksToGo, and once again, thank you all the help you have (and hopefully will) provide!
I have recently had trouble with my USB devices. I have a USB drive (128mb) and an iPod that recently havn't been working. I think this is because of a recent OS Restore I performed with my Windows XP Professional CD.

I plug my usb device in, and the taskbar icon pops up, showing my PC has found a USB device. I go into My Computer to access it, and it isn't there.

I thought this was because I might have to manually assign a drive letter. I right click My Computer, and go to Manage. Then, I go to Disk Management on the left-hand side panel. It loads, and I right click the drive that is having trouble and assign it a letter, usually from T-Z, even though before the OS Restore it would come up as F:\.

After this, I go to My Computer, and it doesn't show up. I have tried hitting refresh, it still doesn't work. However, I can access the drive from any other program than windows explorer. even if I right-click explore in Disk Management it opens.

I reboot the computer, and the drive letter goes away.

I tried formatting the drive through Manage>Disk Management. It didn't work, and I got an error message saying:

"The operation did not complete because the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition or volume, restart the computer."

I tried this and it did not work. I tried enabling it through Device Manager. (which by the way has no Yellow "!" marks or Red X's.) It said it was already enabled, and when I even disabled it and re-enabled it, it didn't work.

It seems I've tried everything, and I hope I'm wrong. Thanks again, you guys are a huge help.

Sincerely,
Mike

Edited by MGritts22, 23 April 2006 - 11:08 AM.

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lorothrigs

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Goto Device Manager and uninstall your USB Ports and then restart. When you log back on Windows will redetect the ports and it will have hopefully fixed your problem.
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MGritts22

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thanks for the help, but unfortunatly, that didn't work. Same problems occurring- all of them :whistling:

Thanks again in advance.

Mike

PS> An uninstall of both the devices didn't work either.

Edited by MGritts22, 23 April 2006 - 11:12 AM.

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Well, It's been over a month, and alas, the same problem. So nomatter the forum rules, I think this deserves a bump.
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