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usb device in device mgr, but not in my computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wingnut73, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. wingnut73

    wingnut73 Thread Starter

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    This is driving me nuts!
    My usb mass storage device and my MP3 player is in the device manager, but does not show up in my computer. I hav tried assigning a drive letter but that did not help.
    Any advice?
    Windows XP Home SP2,Gigabyte GA-K8N, !.8 AMD Athlon 64, 1 Gb ram
     
  2. kyrios

    kyrios

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    I am having the same issue.

    Anyone know what could be causing this?


    Win XP SP2.

    USB stick is recognized by computer you just can't see it under "My Computer" or Explorer. Although it is in Disk Management. And again, changing the driver letter doesn't do anything.

    Anyone.
     
  3. mattyc

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    Do you guys have any mapped network drives on your PCs?

    Taken From http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=573320

    AKB77-ga was correct, I just had the same exact problem, my Sony
    camera would not show up in my computer, BUT, it was in the removable
    media list, in 'hardware devices' and in computer management, but no
    drive letter was assigned.

    It worked fine on the other PC.

    WHAT THE PROBLEM IS:
    After a little while, I figured out that, The NEXT DRIVE LETTER must
    be available. Example: FloppyA, HardC, DVD-d, cdrom-e, then SONY is
    going to take "F" ...... EVEN IF, EVEN IF you aready assigned "F" to
    something else (Network) ....

    I unmounted my "F" drive, and bam, camera works.

    The last "REAL" drive letter is important, anything 'assigning a new
    letter' is going to take the next one (in my case being F) so it HAD
    TO BE FREE.
     
  4. kyrios

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    Thanks mattyc, but that didn't help, thanks for trying though.

    I've assigned a lot of different free driver letters to it and it still doesn't show up on "My computer"
     
  5. kyrios

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    Anyone know what could be wrong?
     
  6. vnairborn

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    you want to try to reboot ur comp. most of time it'll be bring up the usb drive
     
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