I've always been relatively computer savvy (hardly a genius, plenty I don't know, but I learn quick).
Simultaneously... I always seem to run into problems no one else EVER has, and it's like a kick in the nuts every time.
Deal is this, I have an LG Optimus V (VM Android phone).
I plug it into my computer, G drive shows up (transparent), I activate mass storage (G drive goes solid) and double-click to open "Please insert a removable disk..."
I think.... and google around a bit.
I tried multiple cables, multiple sd cards in my phone, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled 2 versions of LG Optimus V phone drivers, rebooted my computer each time, nothing worked - I ran out of solutions in a hurry. I tried multiple ports (front and back), made sure my usb software was solid etc.
THEN, and this is the fun part... then I took my phone and plugged it into my laptop... worked perfectly, recognized, opened files, music, pictures... BAM..
MIND = BLOWN
I've probably got tunnel vision at this point - too close to it to see clearly, but I can't figure out what is wrong specifically on my DESKTOP that won't consider it to be a removable disk.
The phone charges fine, the computer recognizes that it's plugged in, but it won't let me open storage.
My USB flash drives, printer, camera... all my other USB devices have zero issues... only my phone, and only on my desktop.
All help is welcome and appreciated... I'm seriously about ready to tear my hair out.
How many drives do you have in your desktop? Perhaps your phone is set as drive D and your computer already has a D: drive and is giving you that error. Try changing your DVD drive to another drive letter and see if that works.
It’s not showing for some reason and probably has nothing to do with Disk G.
When I plug in my external hdd, windows 7 shows Disks h,i,j & k (no idea why windows does this) but the real disk icon sits beside the main drive. I mention this because it may steer you in another direction.
So perhaps the removable G you’re seeing has always been there. Having 1 hdd and 2 dvd drives myself there’s a removable F drive. Would be G for me too if i only had 1 dvd drive.
When I plug in my corsair flash drive, another icon pops up beside the F drive as being 'corsair'
What is the phone recognised as on your laptop? The id the phone gives should be labelled the same on your desktop.
With yourp hone connected to the computer, open the run command by pressing and holding the Windows key on your keyboard and pressing <R>
then copy and paste this into it:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
it should run the Safely Remove Hardware prog
Is your phone listed if you click the "Display device components" radio box?
If it is, you can then see what USB Controller is driving it. I would make sure you have the drivers to that USB header and uninstall it in Device Manager
In Device Manager, after uninstalling the USB device, click your computer name at the top of the list, then clilck <Action> menu item and then "Scan for hardware changes"
At this point, I would let windows see if it can find a driver, if it can't point it to the driver location
You might also want to check Event Viewer for any USB related issues
Think we're at a point now to start pointing fingers at either the operating system or phone.
The phone if there aren’t any options in itself then possibly it is an update problem from Microsoft.
I asked my sister last night about phones since she’s right into those and tells me her work had problems with iphones not connecting after updates from Microsoft. It was eventually fixed through updates.
Dig a little deeper in updating windows and there possibly lays your solution.