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Mass Storage devices do not appear in My Computer?


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#1 as15

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

I am using Windows XP home.

When I plug mass storage devices into my USB ports, the icon to 'safely remove device' shows up but I cannot see the device in My Computer. I have tried this with a flash drive, ipod, and a Sandisk transfer device. They are shown in device manager and it says they are working properly. They are not shown in computer management though.

My USB ports work OK with my mouse and printer, just not with mass storage devices.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:15 PM

Have you tried 'refreshing' the My Computer screen? Also, sometimes restarting the computer with it still plugged in can help (can also lead the computer to say the OS is missing... If the latter, just pull it out and restart.) or you could go to Start - Run - type 'diskmgmt.msc' and then find the disk on either of the lists and right-click and choose Explore.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:22 PM

Have you tried 'refreshing' the My Computer screen? Also, sometimes restarting the computer with it still plugged in can help (can also lead the computer to say the OS is missing... If the latter, just pull it out and restart.) or you could go to Start - Run - type 'diskmgmt.msc' and then find the disk on either of the lists and right-click and choose Explore.



They do not appear in disk management either. The only thing in disk management is the CD/DVD drive.




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