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Author:  scubatony [ Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Root Directory does not see USB drive letter (E:)

My route directory does not see the USB drive ( E: )

Yet if I do the following >

My Computer>Right click>Manage>left click on Disk Management.I can see TWO drives ( C: ) and my ( E: ) drive.

If I go to the box with my ( E: ) drive and right click in there,I can see the contents of this stick.
Before you ask yes this stick works perfectly on my laptops.

Now it gets even better,I opened Windows Explorer, adjust the area so I could see what was going on,( so I now have three boxes open )

1, Windows Explorer
2, Computer Management
3, ( E: ) drive,showing the document.

I formatted ( E: ) drive and yes you guessed it ( E: ) drive.popped up in Windows Explorer.

I closed Windows Explorer with ( E: ) drive. showing then did nothing else and re-opened it,yes you guessed it. The ( E: ) drive.had disappeared.

I have even gone back with restore and it is still the same.

I have been on the net looking for answers but nothing.

I have even tried changing the drive letter

Has anybody had this happen before and if so how did they get rid of the problem.

This is why I have installed "Safely Remove"


Any help please

Tony

Author:  scubatony [ Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Root Directory does not see USB drive letter (E:)

Nikolay Duylovskiy
Quote:
Hello,

It seems that your USB Flash Drive is broken. Maybe this is just bad block - and after lower lever format you will get you device back alive. But maybe this is a controller error - and in this case you need to repair device.

First of all try to save all data from the stick, and then try to download lower level format utility from your device vendor site.

Hope this will help.
Nikolay Duylovskiy
Crystal Rich, Ltd


All my usb sticks work in all my laptops ( 3 ) without a problem.

As quoted in my previous post

Quote:
If I go to the box with my ( E: ) drive and right click in there,I can see the contents of this stick.
Before you ask yes this stick works perfectly on my laptops.


I just want to see the drive letters and get to open the stick inthe normal way

Thanks anyway

Author:  scubatony [ Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Root Directory does not see USB drive letter (E:)

On another Forum I was asked the question:-



"What happens if you plug more than one in at the same time"?

I had four sticks plugged into my hub


This same hub runs my sound system,so each time anything is either plugged or unplugged it makes a sound.


I get three sounds,of sticks going in and the last one (no sound)I checked in My Computer and the route directory in Windows Explorer and nothing.


I am on four different forums and from what I can gather this is a difficult problem to solve.


Each time somebody comes up with a solution I go away and try that solution.


The weird thing is I know the sticks work because I can get into them via


"My Computer>Right click>Manage>left click on Disk Management" as per my first post.


I have also plugged these sticks into my laptops and they show up fine.


I have even tried plugging the stick into the port on the tower,yes I know same port that supplies the hub,nothing,in fact all the usb ports and I get the same result.


Microsoft do not seem to have an area/page that deals with this problem.


It would be interesting to know if anybody has encountered the same problem and how they resolved it or if they just live with it.


Oh while I think about it.I re-installed XP and still no joy.

Author:  scubatony [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Root Directory does NOW see USB drive letter (E:)

This problem now solved
The solution was provided by a member in one of the other sixteen Forums that I joined to clear this problem.
Many many thanks to all who contributed
So "Problem Solved"

:D :) :D :) :D :) :D :)

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