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July 19, 2010 7:00:50 PM

Hey there, I've spent the last about... 2 hours looking for the answer to my problem, found a few things that I tried, but nothing worked yet (it was never exactly the same problem as I so it sort of normal). I have also looked a bit in the forum here and haven't found any solution yet (maybe I missed it, if so, I'm sorry). And last thing before I actually get to the problem, I'm not sure it goes in windows 7 category but it here that I have seen the closest thread to my problem.

Ok here it is. I can't see my drives on CPU except my main (C: ) and my camera. I know there are some threads that look like this around, but not exactly.

I can see them in the device manager, they all have a drive letter, they all have their drivers up to date, I have the usbstor.ini file, I can even open them if I type the letter in the link bar (if I can't figure out the letter, I just go in the device manager, select the drive that I want and go propreties>volumes>populate).

Here's a screenshot of it->

I run on Windows 7 obviously and I'm not too sure what info from my system you need from me here ^^; Thank you for the help!

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a b $ Windows 7
July 19, 2010 8:02:43 PM

It appears that your drive are being recognized and are available.
Could you give more detail about "I can't see my drives on CPU"
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July 19, 2010 8:10:12 PM

Well as shown in the screenshot, they don't appear in the "Computer" directory (sorry for the sms talk). Oh and what ever other external drive I plug in, it does the same.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 19, 2010 8:18:46 PM

Are these drives empty?
Somewhere you can tell windows not to display empty drives.
Not at my win 7 system right now otherwise I would tell you where to look.
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July 19, 2010 8:34:43 PM

Well first no there not, the usb key is nearly full, and for the dvd drive there is a cd in there. I still went and checked if that option ("Hide empty removable drives") was checked or not, and it not.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 19, 2010 9:37:10 PM

It looks like a driver thing. Try reinstalling the driver for the usb controller.
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July 19, 2010 9:44:08 PM

Well I had unistalled and reinstalled the drivers for the dvd, also unnistalling and reinstalling the actual drive. It not helping, and it wasn't really a surprise because, as I said before, it does it for every other drive that I plug in.

USB Keys, External HDD, external cd rom drive. Anything that seems to be able to store something doesn't appear there.
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