usb drive does not appear

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  1. My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear in
    device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and then
    reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting the
    computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.

    Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) - so
    hardware is OK.

    They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64. There
    is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas or
    fixes?
    =?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=

    M. Murcek Guest

    Here's the drill: What's your hardware config? We need to know to offer
    any insights at all. You did say they worked in x64 before the patches?
    Did you try uninstalling to see which one broke things?

    "CAT64" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear in
    > device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and then
    > reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting the
    > computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    >
    > Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) - so
    > hardware is OK.
    >
    > They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64. There
    > is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas or
    > fixes?
    M. Murcek, Sep 7, 2005
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  3. Hello,
    Is the drive seen in disk management?
    Make sure that it's assigned a drive letter in disk managment.
    Explorer may not show a drive without the drive letter.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear in
    <device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and then
    <reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting the
    <computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    <
    <Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) - so
    <hardware is OK.
    <
    <They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64. There
    <is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas or
    <fixes?
    <
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Sep 7, 2005
    #3
  4. Thanks - using device manager > disk drives > usb drive > properties >
    volumes > populate assigns a drive letter to the usb drive. Then it appears
    in explorer. However if explorer is closed then reopened the drive
    assignment disappears. This also happens the drive is unplugged and
    replugged in then it disappears again. Is there a more permenant fix?

    hardware config: fx51 | asus sk8n | ocz ddr400 1gb | fx5700 256m | (2) wd
    120gb raid0 SATA | (1) samsung 80gb IDE
    OS: XP64 trial version, XP home SP2

    others have the similar problems with other hardware configurations
    http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?showtopic=11456&st=0&p=110909&#entry110909
    so it doesn't seem unique to my hardware configuration


    ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > Is the drive seen in disk management?
    > Make sure that it's assigned a drive letter in disk managment.
    > Explorer may not show a drive without the drive letter.
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    > <My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear in
    > <device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and then
    > <reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting the
    > <computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    > <
    > <Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) - so
    > <hardware is OK.
    > <
    > <They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64. There
    > <is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas or
    > <fixes?
    > <
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=, Sep 7, 2005
    #4
  5. Hello,
    And using disk management to assign a drive letter to the volume does what
    in Explorer?
    Did you recreate the volume on the USB drive?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <Thanks - using device manager > disk drives > usb drive > properties >
    <volumes > populate assigns a drive letter to the usb drive. Then it
    appears
    <in explorer. However if explorer is closed then reopened the drive
    <assignment disappears. This also happens the drive is unplugged and
    <replugged in then it disappears again. Is there a more permenant fix?
    <
    <hardware config: fx51 | asus sk8n | ocz ddr400 1gb | fx5700 256m | (2) wd
    <120gb raid0 SATA | (1) samsung 80gb IDE
    <OS: XP64 trial version, XP home SP2
    <
    <others have the similar problems with other hardware configurations:
    http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?showtopic=11456&st=0&p=110909&#entry110
    909
    <so it doesn't seem unique to my hardware configuration
    <
    <
    <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    <
    <> Hello,
    <> Is the drive seen in disk management?
    <> Make sure that it's assigned a drive letter in disk managment.
    <> Explorer may not show a drive without the drive letter.
    <> Thanks,
    <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    <>
    <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    <> --------------------
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    <> <Subject: usb drive does not appear
    <> <Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 17:10:58 -0700
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    <> <
    <> <My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear
    in
    <> <device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and
    then
    <> <reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting
    the
    <> <computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    <> <
    <> <Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) -
    so
    <> <hardware is OK.
    <> <
    <> <They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64.
    There
    <> <is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas
    or
    <> <fixes?
    <> <
    <>
    <>
    <
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Sep 8, 2005
    #5
  6. "disk management" sorry what do you mean? I thought the last post explained
    how I assigned a drive letter, although temporary...

    ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > And using disk management to assign a drive letter to the volume does what
    > in Explorer?
    > Did you recreate the volume on the USB drive?
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    > --------------------
    > <Thread-Topic: usb drive does not appear
    > <thread-index: AcWzTBa3b+tToZVqRimRbu+haEXXeg==
    > <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 66.42.176.146
    > <From: "=?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=" <>
    > <References: <>
    > <>
    > <Subject: RE: usb drive does not appear
    > <Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:33:03 -0700
    > <Lines: 63
    > <Message-ID: <>
    > <MIME-Version: 1.0
    > <Content-Type: text/plain;
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    > <
    > <Thanks - using device manager > disk drives > usb drive > properties >
    > <volumes > populate assigns a drive letter to the usb drive. Then it
    > appears
    > <in explorer. However if explorer is closed then reopened the drive
    > <assignment disappears. This also happens the drive is unplugged and
    > <replugged in then it disappears again. Is there a more permenant fix?
    > <
    > <hardware config: fx51 | asus sk8n | ocz ddr400 1gb | fx5700 256m | (2) wd
    > <120gb raid0 SATA | (1) samsung 80gb IDE
    > <OS: XP64 trial version, XP home SP2
    > <
    > <others have the similar problems with other hardware configurations:
    > http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?showtopic=11456&st=0&p=110909&#entry110
    > 909
    > <so it doesn't seem unique to my hardware configuration
    > <
    > <
    > <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    > <
    > <> Hello,
    > <> Is the drive seen in disk management?
    > <> Make sure that it's assigned a drive letter in disk managment.
    > <> Explorer may not show a drive without the drive letter.
    > <> Thanks,
    > <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    > <>
    > <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights
    > <> --------------------
    > <> <Thread-Topic: usb drive does not appear
    > <> <thread-index: AcWzQJ833u3IL8gJSpOVEE63t0tGqw==
    > <> <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 63.163.213.210
    > <> <From: "=?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=" <>
    > <> <Subject: usb drive does not appear
    > <> <Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 17:10:58 -0700
    > <> <Lines: 11
    > <> <Message-ID: <>
    > <> <MIME-Version: 1.0
    > <> <Content-Type: text/plain;
    > <> < charset="Utf-8"
    > <> <Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    > <> <X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
    > <> <Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    > <> <Importance: normal
    > <> <Priority: normal
    > <> <X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.0
    > <> <Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    > <> <NNTP-Posting-Host: TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl 10.40.2.250
    > <> <Path: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl
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    > <> <X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    > <> <
    > <> <My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear
    > in
    > <> <device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and
    > then
    > <> <reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting
    > the
    > <> <computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    > <> <
    > <> <Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) -
    > so
    > <> <hardware is OK.
    > <> <
    > <> <They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64.
    > There
    > <> <is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas
    > or
    > <> <fixes?
    > <> <
    > <>
    > <>
    > <
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=, Sep 8, 2005
    #6
  7. OK - it is working now:
    Disk Management - I've never used this before. (duh me) a path to disk
    management if there are others like me...
    control panel > administrative tools > computer management > disk management

    The USB drive does appear in disk management and can open to it using right
    click > explore. However the USB drive will only appear using this method.
    Other explore windows do not display this drive.
    It acted like it is there - just not all there..

    Used disk manager to change the drive letter assignment to "T" and now it
    works. The USB drive appears in all explore windows and reappears after being
    unplugged and replugged in. This procedure also works to make the SD card in
    my USB media reader appear (drive letter 'M').

    Can anyone explain this behavior?


    "CAT64" wrote:

    > "disk management" sorry what do you mean? I thought the last post explained
    > how I assigned a drive letter, although temporary...
    >
    > ""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > > And using disk management to assign a drive letter to the volume does what
    > > in Explorer?
    > > Did you recreate the volume on the USB drive?
    > > Thanks,
    > > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    > >
    > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    > > --------------------
    > > <Thread-Topic: usb drive does not appear
    > > <thread-index: AcWzTBa3b+tToZVqRimRbu+haEXXeg==
    > > <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 66.42.176.146
    > > <From: "=?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=" <>
    > > <References: <>
    > > <>
    > > <Subject: RE: usb drive does not appear
    > > <Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:33:03 -0700
    > > <Lines: 63
    > > <Message-ID: <>
    > > <MIME-Version: 1.0
    > > <Content-Type: text/plain;
    > > < charset="Utf-8"
    > > <Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    > > <X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
    > > <Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    > > <Importance: normal
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    > > <Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
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    > > <X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    > > <
    > > <Thanks - using device manager > disk drives > usb drive > properties >
    > > <volumes > populate assigns a drive letter to the usb drive. Then it
    > > appears
    > > <in explorer. However if explorer is closed then reopened the drive
    > > <assignment disappears. This also happens the drive is unplugged and
    > > <replugged in then it disappears again. Is there a more permenant fix?
    > > <
    > > <hardware config: fx51 | asus sk8n | ocz ddr400 1gb | fx5700 256m | (2) wd
    > > <120gb raid0 SATA | (1) samsung 80gb IDE
    > > <OS: XP64 trial version, XP home SP2
    > > <
    > > <others have the similar problems with other hardware configurations:
    > > http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?showtopic=11456&st=0&p=110909&#entry110
    > > 909
    > > <so it doesn't seem unique to my hardware configuration
    > > <
    > > <
    > > <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    > > <
    > > <> Hello,
    > > <> Is the drive seen in disk management?
    > > <> Make sure that it's assigned a drive letter in disk managment.
    > > <> Explorer may not show a drive without the drive letter.
    > > <> Thanks,
    > > <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    > > <>
    > > <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > > rights
    > > <> --------------------
    > > <> <Thread-Topic: usb drive does not appear
    > > <> <thread-index: AcWzQJ833u3IL8gJSpOVEE63t0tGqw==
    > > <> <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 63.163.213.210
    > > <> <From: "=?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=" <>
    > > <> <Subject: usb drive does not appear
    > > <> <Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 17:10:58 -0700
    > > <> <Lines: 11
    > > <> <Message-ID: <>
    > > <> <MIME-Version: 1.0
    > > <> <Content-Type: text/plain;
    > > <> < charset="Utf-8"
    > > <> <Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    > > <> <X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
    > > <> <Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    > > <> <Importance: normal
    > > <> <Priority: normal
    > > <> <X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.0
    > > <> <Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    > > <> <NNTP-Posting-Host: TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl 10.40.2.250
    > > <> <Path: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl
    > > <> <Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general:16799
    > > <> <X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general
    > > <> <
    > > <> <My Cruzer 256mb USB drive does not appear in explorer. It does appear
    > > in
    > > <> <device manager. I have tried uninstalling it from device manager and
    > > then
    > > <> <reinstalling, did not work. Tried having it plugged in before booting
    > > the
    > > <> <computer, did not work. The same happens with the USB media reader.
    > > <> <
    > > <> <Both work correctly when booting into XP 32-bit Home (same machine) -
    > > so
    > > <> <hardware is OK.
    > > <> <
    > > <> <They both used to work before some of the security updates to XP64.
    > > There
    > > <> <is nothing listed on this issue at Microsoft knowledge base. Any ideas
    > > or
    > > <> <fixes?
    > > <> <
    > > <>
    > > <>
    > > <
    > >
    > >
    =?Utf-8?B?Q0FUNjQ=?=, Sep 8, 2005
    #7
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