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21-Sep-2010, 02:32 PM #1
Generic Storage Device USB Device keeps popping up
Hi, I'm having a slight problem with my computer.

It originated when I was using an image mounting tool, after removing one of the simulated drives while my usb thumb drive was connected. A new drive called removable disk appeared with the same drive letter as the simulated drive I removed. If I go into the device manager I see it as "Generic Storage Device USB Device". Removing it also removes the new drive from my computer, however each time I reconnect my usb thumb drive I get that one popping up. I also get my thumb drive, but besides that I get a "ghost" image of one that I can't open, and it remains even after safely removing my usbstick, and remains until I remove it in the device manager. I'm guessing this is related to windows 'remembering' the ids of the devices you connect, however I can't remember where that is stored in the windows registry. Any ideas about what I can do?

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21-Sep-2010, 02:42 PM #2
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Autopl ayHandlers\KnownDevices

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Autop layHandlers\Handlers

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Autop layHandlers\EventHandlers


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21-Sep-2010, 04:35 PM #3
First of all, thanks for the quick reply. However sadly it didn't fix my problem. I also tried removing the device from the MountedDevices in regedit and using another usb stick and port, but that didn't help either. Finally I got annoyed and did a system restore to a week ago, however the problem still persists. It's not that big a bother but it's damn annoying, especially as it's hogging drive letters for itself.
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21-Sep-2010, 04:51 PM #4
why dont you just repeat what you did the first time in reverse, add that extra drive back using the mounting tool, see if it makes and extra one or just simply fills the space of the "ghost" drive, then remove the flash and see what happens.
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22-Sep-2010, 01:53 PM #5
A good suggestion Juju, however it's also one of the first things I tried, and sadly it didn't help. I thank you for the suggestion though
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