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#1 noobpc

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:15 PM

When I start my computer, it detects 4 removable disks (f,h,e,g) but there aren't any. my hard drive failed so i replaced it and installed a new windows. At boot up, it detects removable disks as if they were connected, but nothing is...



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:53 AM

Do you have a storage card reader installed?



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

I should mention it's a desktop. At first i didnt know what a storage card reader was, but I looked it up. If you mean a slot to read sd cards and memory cards, my computer does that.

 

Could it be something in the bios?


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:47 PM

If your computer has a an installed sd card reader that's what you're seeing. It probably reads four different size cards and the computer sees it as four different drives. That's normal.



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:24 AM

i didn't have that before. it appears now that i have a new hard drive. back then, it would only appear only if i put something in.



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:29 AM

Have you installed all the appropriate drivers for your system, including the motherboard chipset support drivers, and the driver for the card reader? Seemingly errant or "fallback" states of drive handling is often due to Windows using generic drivers that only provide basic operation.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:06 AM

At boot up, it detects removable disks as if they were connected

Is this on early boot up screen only like a dos boot screen detecting hard drives and peripherals?


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:59 AM

Have you installed all the appropriate drivers for your system, including the motherboard chipset support drivers, and the driver for the card reader? Seemingly errant or "fallback" states of drive handling is often due to Windows using generic drivers that only provide basic operation.

Agreed - look in device manager - are there any yellow or red symbols? The card reader probably does not need a driver, but it could well be the chipset driver.






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