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 have tried reinstalling all USB Drivers several times.
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."
Then I reformatted it on a different computer, and it didn't change anything.
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.
I heard somewhere that this might be a service conflict or error?
It seems I've tried everything, and I hope I'm wrong. This problem has been at my throat for about 6 months now. Thanks again, you guys are a huge help.
Edited by MGritts22, 03 August 2006 - 02:49 PM.