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Can't Recognize drives other than C


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amdxmania

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my computer can't recognize any drives other than C
i'm using windows Xp

Only drive i can access is C

whenever i try to access CD/DVD, Firewire drive, or flash memory card through card reader windows keep saying drive needs to be formated.

if i bring them to other computers, they work fine!!!
If only firewire hdd and flash cards don't work, i'd think as my firewire and usb is messed up, but since computer can't recognize IDE devices either i don't know what's the problem and don't kno any solution to this.

oh my C: is connect to SATA...

can anybody tell me how to fix it??
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amdxmania

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bump-

i guess no one knows how to fix it??
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Hi amdxmania...Welcome to G2G!

Please go to device manager (Right click "My Computer" and choose "Properties" then under the "Hardwere" tab, click on the "Device Manager" button. See if the problem drives are listed here and look for any yeallow ! or ? and list them here. Better yet, post a screenshot of your device manager window.

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amdxmania

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Nope- no devices have any problem-

all of them listed as

This device is working properly.

argh :'(
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amdxmania...

Ok...that's what I wanted to hear....

Go back to the Device Manager, right click on one of the devices and choose "Uninstall"...accept the uninstall and reboot. XP should detect and install the device when it restarts. If this works, do the same for each troublesome device.

Let me know how it goes...

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amdxmania

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ahah it didn't work-
but i fixed it using windows repairing function
took soo long updating SP2 and etc :'(

well, at least it works good now :tazz:

thx for your effort wannabe1
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Wannabe1,

I have been having troubles with my cd drives and I actually have made my own post on the topic but I was looking for other people with problems and found this one. When I looked at my device manager I did find that my 2 drives had yellow exclamation points in front of them? what does this mean how can I fix?
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Hi amdxmania....

I'm glad you got your drives working again and thank you for posting back with your solution! (BTW...the repair you did would have been my next suggestion...I always begin with the simplest repairs and work to the more complex) :)

canesline...I just replied to your thread... :tazz:

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Edited by wannabe1, 10 September 2005 - 02:40 PM.

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