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USB drives not showing in my computer

Last response: in Windows XP
June 22, 2006 3:49:42 AM

4 some reason when i plug in my usbdrive or mp3 player into a usb port they dont show up in my computer. they show up in disc managment and if i click on "change drive letter and paths" nothing happens.
show hidden devices in my computer is enabled
i tryed removing all usb drivers and reinstalling but no luck.
i am using windows x64.
both drives are FAT format and work fine on other computers.
it also doesnt let me format them.
any suggestions :?:
June 23, 2006 9:03:34 PM

There are options to hide certain drive letters.

It's possible this has been activated.

Download TweakUI Powertoys from Microsoft and see if it has been hidden on there (under the My COmputer tab).

That's all I can think of.
June 28, 2006 11:33:04 PM

Sometimes if you just run the Add Hardware in the Control Panel, it will detect it.