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Drives wont show in My Computer or Disk Management

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April 9, 2009 7:59:17 PM

Please help!! I'm pulling out my hair!
Drives I connect via usb will not show up in My Computer anymore. I've tried my external HD, Flash drives, my ipod, and my digital camera. When I plug something in, Win XP plays the sound like normal but nothing happens. And the ipod charges
like normal. I checked in Disk Management and none of my internal HDs are even listed! My Computer still shows my 2 internal HDs C: & D: my Floppy A: and my dvd drive H:

Thanks for any help
April 11, 2009 10:03:10 PM

sounds like the USB controller died, try a external card, as for the management tools, in the Computer Management WIndow look under the the Action Tab, next to the Up One Level folder icon, there is a show/hide console box, see if clicking it helps
April 12, 2009 5:56:54 AM

Try uninstalling all the usb root hubs in the device manager. Then restart the pc. It will reinstall all of them and then should recognize the hardware attached to them.
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