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    Hi there,
    Just wondering if anyone can help me with this little problem?
    When i put my usb sticks into my usb ports (front or back) i hear the noise saying that the drive has been picked up, when i go into My Computer folder to see the drive it is not there. If i right click on My computer and select manage-disk manager?? i can see the drive with no letter drive attached. I can then select open this drive with the following Drive letter and it assigns it so that i can view the drive from drive manager but still not My Computer folder. Then if i close this and look again the Drive letter has gone and i have to re assign a new Drive letter.
    I have an External hard drive attached to one usb port and have no trouble with this drive.
    Any help would be great.
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    have you got program called tweakui installed?
    maybe see if theres update drivers for mobo usb?
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    ok will try that now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillTheQuad View Post
    have you got program called tweakui installed?

    yes i have


    maybe see if theres update drivers for mobo usb?

    Where would i find this?


    cheers

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    have you tryed formatting through DISK management ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodstock View Post
    have you tryed formatting through DISK management ?
    yes done the format and manually assigned a drive letter through Manage and when i look in "my computer" it still is not vissable. I f i put a powered usb hard drive in the same port it shows up no worries.

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    the drive letter has a conflict.

    make sure that no network drive is mapped to the first letter after your CDROM drive.


    Also if you have any H/w with an exclamation mark against it in device manager it will wait to resolve that before going down the list of plug and play devices such as a usb stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    the drive letter has a conflict.

    make sure that no network drive is mapped to the first letter after your CDROM drive.

    Hi there thanks for the reply, No network drives mapped as far as i know, have looked and cant see any.

    Also if you have any H/w with an exclamation mark against it in device manager it will wait to resolve that before going down the list of plug and play devices such as a usb stick.

    No exclamation marks at all
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    Right click on My computer and to go Manage then to Device Manager.
    Does anything have a Yellow ! next to it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astro_boy View Post
    Right click on My computer and to go Manage then to Device Manager.
    Does anything have a Yellow ! next to it ?
    No yellow marks any where in manage at all.
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    You mention "sticks" as in you have more than one. I'm presuming this problem occurs with all sticks?
    Do they work Ok in another computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studio1 View Post
    You mention "sticks" as in you have more than one. I'm presuming this problem occurs with all sticks?
    Do they work Ok in another computer?
    Yes my stick my inlaws none seem to work, but they use to.
    Yes they all work in the lap top.
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    Hmmmm... ok so it's definitely the PC then.

    Go into Device Manager, find USB near the bottom, uninstall all USB devices [Root, Hubs etc] and reboot the machine. Allow Windows to reinstall everything and see what happens.
    Sounds to me like something's got screwed up.

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    what operating system are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studio1 View Post
    Hmmmm... ok so it's definitely the PC then.

    Go into Device Manager, find USB near the bottom, uninstall all USB devices [Root, Hubs etc] and reboot the machine. Allow Windows to reinstall everything and see what happens.
    Sounds to me like something's got screwed up.

    Done this a few times still no good, due for a format and reinstall soon asd i now cant see my shared folders on my other pc's or xbox.
    Cheers


    Im using XP Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studio1 View Post
    Hmmmm... ok so it's definitely the PC then.

    Go into Device Manager, find USB near the bottom, uninstall all USB devices [Root, Hubs etc] and reboot the machine. Allow Windows to reinstall everything and see what happens.
    Sounds to me like something's got screwed up.
    Done this a few times now still no good. Time for a format and reinstall i think as i now cant see any shared files on my other pc's or xbox now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aboulaly View Post
    what operating system are you using?
    Im using XP PRO

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavogr View Post
    Time for a format and reinstall i think as i now cant see any shared files on my other pc's or xbox now.
    You don't need to format. Unless there is a problem with the sector table, the file allocation table, or some other hideous disk error, why format?
    If Windows is working Ok other than this USB issue, then the formatting of the hard drive must be Ok.

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    I've heard mention of a windows update loading the wrong usb driver.

    Boot from the Cd and run a repair, which will remove all windows updates back to as delivered.

    It sounds extreme but probably the easiest way.


    Oh...and your existing usb devices may be pushing the electrical drive capability of the usb controller, especially external hard drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studio1 View Post
    You don't need to format. Unless there is a problem with the sector table, the file allocation table, or some other hideous disk error, why format?
    If Windows is working Ok other than this USB issue, then the formatting of the hard drive must be Ok.
    yes rather extreeme i will give Z80 sugestion ago and see how i go.

    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    I've heard mention of a windows update loading the wrong usb driver.

    Boot from the Cd and run a repair, which will remove all windows updates back to as delivered.

    It sounds extreme but probably the easiest way.


    Will give this a go and see what happens.

    Cheers all.


    Oh...and your existing usb devices may be pushing the electrical drive capability of the usb controller, especially external hard drives.

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    hey gavogr
    Any memory/performance management utilities you got running in the system tray or a tweeking utility maybe? just disable and or try shutting them down those as a precausion. I has a similar problem yonks ago and doing this resolved it. Hope this helps.

    regards
    forbirun

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