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flash drive show up in bios but not in windows

hello i installed win 7 with usb flash drive worked perfect & now i have to install my mothrboard drivers with the same usb flash drive it shows up in the bios but not when i start up windows not even in computer management it shows only my hardddrive my motherboard is msi b150m bazooka msi click bios version 3.0
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    Could you take a screenshot of what you see in Disk Management and post it here?

    Just in case you need it, here is a link that shows you how to access the Disk Management interface: LINK
  2. Luminary said:
    Could you take a screenshot of what you see in Disk Management and post it here?

    Just in case you need it, here is a link that shows you how to access the Disk Management interface: LINK
  3. Looks like Windows can't see it at all.

    Flash memory can be fragile, was there any point in time when you unplugged the USB when it could have still been writing information to the PC? If the USB was pulled mid-operation it could have corrupted the drive.

    Do you happen to have a different PC you could plug the USB into?
  4. Luminary said:
    Looks like Windows can't see it at all.

    Flash memory can be fragile, was there any point in time when you unplugged the USB when it could have still been writing information to the PC? If the USB was pulled mid-operation it could have corrupted the drive.

    Do you happen to have a different PC you could plug the USB into?


    i do im on it right now since icant get any drivers on my other pc & the drive seems to work fine i format it on my computer & even with cmd to & im pretty sure ididnt unplugged it or anything when i installed windows like my keyboard & mouse works on any of the usb ports but my flashdrive wont :/
  5. Ok, let us know how it turns out and if you're able to reformat. Fingers crossed for you.
  6. Luminary said:
    Could you take a screenshot of what you see in Disk Management and post it here?

    Just in case you need it, here is a link that shows you how to access the Disk Management interface: LINK


    Luminary said:
    Ok, let us know how it turns out and if you're able to reformat. Fingers crossed for you.
    nothing :( same shit like if i had disk drive which idont only old one but dosnt work with this motherboard & since icant get drivers icant connect to internet either
  7. Your flash drive might be hidden. I don't exactly remember what procedure you need do to make it visible but I have had it happen to before.

    Also, (long shot) you could have partitioned it wrongly and now it won't work with windows. I bought an external hard drive that was partitioned for MAC and it would show up during pre-boot but wouldn't in windows. To fix it I had to download a program that partitions hard drives. The program detected my hard drive and I was able to partition it to windows.

    You might want to try a program like that to see if it will detect your flash drive as well. I don't remember the name of the program since this was in 2010 or so.
    Try this or a software like it: https://www.partitionwizard.com/
  8. Daniel_USA said:
    Your flash drive might be hidden. I don't exactly remember what procedure you need do to make it visible but I have had it happen to before.

    Also, (long shot) you could have partitioned it wrongly and now it won't work with windows. I bought an external hard drive that was partitioned for MAC and it would show up during pre-boot but wouldn't in windows. To fix it I had to download a program that partitions hard drives. The program detected my hard drive and I was able to partition it to windows.

    You might want to try a program like that to see if it will detect your flash drive as well. I don't remember the name of the program since this was in 2010 or so.
    Try this or a software like it: https://www.partitionwizard.com/


    Yeah thanks daniel i will check it out maybe it will help me
  9. Daniel_USA said:
    Your flash drive might be hidden. I don't exactly remember what procedure you need do to make it visible but I have had it happen to before.

    Also, (long shot) you could have partitioned it wrongly and now it won't work with windows. I bought an external hard drive that was partitioned for MAC and it would show up during pre-boot but wouldn't in windows. To fix it I had to download a program that partitions hard drives. The program detected my hard drive and I was able to partition it to windows.

    You might want to try a program like that to see if it will detect your flash drive as well. I don't remember the name of the program since this was in 2010 or so.
    Try this or a software like it: https://www.partitionwizard.com/

    idk this software lol but it says its active idk
  10. Cube__ said:
    Daniel_USA said:
    Your flash drive might be hidden. I don't exactly remember what procedure you need do to make it visible but I have had it happen to before.

    Also, (long shot) you could have partitioned it wrongly and now it won't work with windows. I bought an external hard drive that was partitioned for MAC and it would show up during pre-boot but wouldn't in windows. To fix it I had to download a program that partitions hard drives. The program detected my hard drive and I was able to partition it to windows.

    You might want to try a program like that to see if it will detect your flash drive as well. I don't remember the name of the program since this was in 2010 or so.
    Try this or a software like it: https://www.partitionwizard.com/

    idk this software lol but it says its active idk



    Do some independent searching for partitioning software. I am certain the one I used wasn't that one but I wanted to link something anyways.
  11. What you want to do is use the software to detect the usb then reformat it. That is the only way to get it to work normally, sorry if you need to take files off of it first.
  12. Daniel_USA said:
    What you want to do is use the software to detect the usb then reformat it. That is the only way to get it to work normally, sorry if you need to take files off of it first.

    yeah i will look on it & its all good haha i already deleted the drivers 3 times today cuz i tried format it also with cmd
    to
  13. Daniel_USA said:
    What you want to do is use the software to detect the usb then reformat it. That is the only way to get it to work normally, sorry if you need to take files off of it first.

    dumb question lol can i remove my new motherboard with my old one without to install / delete everything on my harddrive? because if not i will do that iguess put drivers on my harddrive & switch back to my new motherboard & install the drivers if the usb will work on my old motherboard
  14. Cube__ said:
    Daniel_USA said:
    What you want to do is use the software to detect the usb then reformat it. That is the only way to get it to work normally, sorry if you need to take files off of it first.

    dumb question lol can i remove my new motherboard with my old one without to install / delete everything on my harddrive? because if not i will do that iguess put drivers on my harddrive & switch back to my new motherboard & install the drivers if the usb will work on my old motherboard



    You might get it to launch but there will be issues with drivers. I'm not too sure if you can fix it just by clearing CMOS. I think when I switched my motherboard out I installed the drivers from the CD but I ended up backing up my files and doing a clean install.
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