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'My computer' not showing most drives?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by lissahxox, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. lissahxox

    lissahxox Thread Starter

    Mar 6, 2010
    Okay, first of all, I went to 'my computer' the other day, and it wasn't separated into it's normal categories. I don't remember what they were, but one of them was 'devices with removable storage'. No matter what, even if something wasn't plugged in, it still showed the drives.
    Now all I see is C:, D:, a CD I have plugged in, I'm guessing my printer, and something else I don't know what it is.

    I plug my memory card into the slot, and it is not detected at all. It doesn't show up, and it doesn't ping as detected. I tried another memory card, and that doesn't work either.

    Please don't ask me stupid questions :( It worked one day, and the next it didn't. I didn't touch anything, I didn't install anything, I even reformatted my memory card and lost EVERYTHING on it, hoping that would do the trick, but it didn't.

    Can you please tell me how to make it show, and why my computer isn't showing all the drives and such anymore? Thanks

    EDIT: I just plugged my phone in through a front usb, and it showed up. The J: drive popped up and allowed me to do what I wanted with it, and then when I Safely removed it, the drive disappeared. Why doesn't it stay there?
    Also, I noticed that I always "EJECT" my memory card, instead of 'safely removing' them, does that matter?
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