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Solved: USB drive doesn't show up in "My Computer"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eckst25, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. eckst25

    eckst25 Thread Starter

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    OS=Windows XP)
    I have a Western Digital USB drive that I reformatted to use with a satellite receiver. Now I'd like to use it again with my computer. Under device mgr I could find it and under properties/general it said "the device is working properly." Properties/Volumes said partition style was MBR. But right clicking on the drive did not give me the format option.

    So I right clicked the My Computer icon and chose manage/disk management. Now it shows up and right clicking the drive yields a format option. So I formatted and while still in Computer Management/Disk Management the drive shows as follows: Volume=WD USB, Layout = partition, Type = Basic, File System = NTFS, Status = Healthy (Active), Capacity = 149.05GB, Free Space = 148.98 GB, % free = 99%, Fault Tolerance = No, Overhead = 0%.

    Any ideas why the drive doesn't show up in My Computer? I still can't access the drive - I can only see it under Computer Management/Disk Management.

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Can you give it a name
     
  3. eckst25

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    It seems that the name "WD USB" has already been given to it.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Can you give it a drive letter
     
  5. eckst25

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    I just found a similar expired thread. I see what you were after. The drive hadn't shown up with a drive letter. It was only showing up as Drive 7. I right clicked on the drive and chose "change drive letter and paths." Voila! changed it to Drive M: and now it shows up in My Computer.
    Thanks
     
  6. eckst25

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    This is my first posting. How do I mark it "Solved?"
     
  7. Megabite

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    Good to hear.......(y)
     
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    Click on Thread Tools at the top of the post and choose Solved
     
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