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Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access

Q: Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access

Hi I m hoping someone can help as I ve spent many evenings on access cannot allocated Flash not drives being and letter drive this problem and getting nowhere Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access When attaching a flash drive The autoplay pop up doesn t appear The device does light up initially The device doesn t show up in quot Computer quot The device doesn t show up in Disk Management - just Disk system reserved C and I and CD ROM The device appears in Device Manager under USB controllers as a storage device but I can t access it This happens with all memory sticks and occasionally with ipod etc but sometimes for no apparent reason they work All devices works ok with other computers times out of plugging in a device or turning on the USB attached printer will cause the computer to BSOD usually with IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL X A Devices are never allocated a drive letter The only thing I can think of is that I repartitioned the external hard drive which I attach to back up which may have confused the computer with driver numbers Possibly But this problem doesn t seem to have stemmed from then And I did fiddle with the System Reserved drive as I had back up issues and one of the solutions was Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access to rename it then I renamed it back again I think Sorry if I m vague on this but I m not at all computer savvy and the kids are Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access trying to access their homework on the memory sticks I m running Windows Home -bit Avira anti virus and the computer is about months old working ok until a month ago Can t think that we downloaded anything about the same time as the problem started but possible I ve tried to update all drivers that I can think of but the only one that needed doing was the Nvidia GeForce which was outdated All devices etc say they are working properly Anybody got any ideas But keep it simple if poss please Thanks nbsp

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A: Flash drives not being allocated drive letter and cannot access

Have you tried Uninstalling the Mass Storage Device that shows up in Device Manager? sometimes reinstalling it can fix issues like this.

Do they work properly after a fresh restart?
Do they stop working after being in standby/sleep?

Other suggestion would be to reinstall Chipset Drivers and USB Drivers if your motherboard has seperate USB Drivers (Generally only for 3.0 boards)
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A:Drive letter problems with flash drives

How many drives you have in that M30?

E: (should be your USB2 drive)

You can go into adminstrative tools and change the drive letter for D: (DVD/ROM or DVDRW drive to F: this is a quick work around. This problem also comes up on a corp domain, I have to change mapped network drives letters around so that a USB2 drive will should up correcly.
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A:USB stick - No drive letter allocated

have you tried simply reformatting the stick on the xp machine and assigning a letter there?
you really should be using fat32 anyhow, compatibility is much better for fat32.

In fact I'm not entirely certain win 7 supports the ancient standard fat table.
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A:can't access flash drives or external hard drive

FYI here are pix of BIOS main page and configuration info (USB legacy is enabled).
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A:USB drives not assigned a drive letter

Are you sure that it doesn't show up in "computer". Any usb storage device I have ever used always shows an an external device.
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mine are listed on the bottom pane, and if i right click i get the change drive letter path option.
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A:Changing the drive letter of my DVD-R and ZIP drives...

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management (local)

Right click on the disk drive in the lower panel, select "Change drive letter and Paths"

The drive will probably not show in the upper panel unless there is media in it.
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A:Different drive letter each time i insert my flash drive.

Do you remove is safely (using the icon in the system tray that looks like a oblique shot of a card with an arrow pointing down and left?)
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A:USB Flash Drive assignment letter

You can reset them yourself manually, using Device Manager. If a letter is already in use, you cannot use it...unless you change it to something else that is not in use.

I start at the end of the alphabet and assign drive letters to storage partitions. C: is the system partition by default, D: is the optical drive by default...anything between D: and the latter characters of the alphabet will be assigned letters E:, etc.

Aside from doing a repair install or something similar...I don't know of a way to force an automatic reassignment of letters.

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A:Assign USB Flash drive letter

No. NT based systems don't actually assign a letter to a drive like DOS did. It will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis unless the machine has registry settings for a drive letter for that device already. It will then assign the same letter the next time (usually). In fact, NT doesn't need to use drive letters at all.

But it's easy to change in Disk Management.

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
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A:Flash drive letter assignment

So what's the problem?

Basic Drive Assignments:
A, B floppies
C primary boot drive
D second hard drive or CD/DVD R/W drive
E thru Z other devices. Virtual drives, USB drives and devices
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A:making 2 usb drives share the same drive letter

You don't have to assign them drive letters. I have a number of clients that I do exactly what you want to do (off-site back-up we call it). Plug one in and note what letter it is assigned. As long as you don't keep plugging in device after device, it will always get the next available drive letter.

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A:USB Thumb Drives not recognised (not drive letter)

That overload does indeed have the potential to derail things.

Whether my recommendation below will resolve the problem or not , it is a good practice to periodically flush out the non-present devices eliminating the chance for Windows getting "confused".

So start now.

Download v0.8.1. Drive Tools for Windows

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Once the cleanup is over reboot your system.

(Mine is a 32bit Windows)

Please do report whether your problem is solved.
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A:Solved: Can't Get Flash Drive Letter Back

See if you can change it manually using the Disk Management interface and have the change hold up:

To change the drive letter assignments in Windows XP, follow these steps:
1. Log on to the computer as Administrator.
2. not applicable
3. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
4. Click Disk Management.
5. not applicable
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A:How do I stop identical WD USB drives showing as the same drive letter

This happens because all the three drives have the same Unique Id.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Tongwa

Here's my sitch:
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Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.
I am going to stick with you until ALL malware is gone from your system. I would appreciate it if you would do the same. From this point, we're in this together ;)
Because of this, you must reply within three days failure to reply will result in the topic being closed!
Please do not PM me directly for help. If you have any questions, post them in this topic.
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Make & Model of HD ? Sata or IDE ?

a screen shot of Disk Management ?

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Don’t worry! “Not formatted” error problem is not difficult to fix, provided that you follow the right steps.
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I think your first conclusion is the correct one.
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do other USB devices work properly when plugged in to your computer?
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You may be looking into this for some time!
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Hello,How to Format a Flash Drive
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u can try using this utuility to format the drive.

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Boot into dos (hit F8 repeatedly when the machine is booting and select safe mode command prompt only)
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Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image. It sounds like you installed on the Recovery partition and have abandoned the 100mb System Active Boot partition. But let's see the screenshot to be sure.

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perhaps its just an 'ownership' issue and you have to 'Take Ownership'
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Is this a major brand flash drive bought from a reputable dealer?

The market is flooded with cheap fakes from Asia, usually marked with brands such as Sony. They are counterfeits, using low-end chips that are modded to display a large but fake capacity. When you try to save files to them, failures are common. You'll see loads of eBay listings for such counterfeits, with prices unrealistically low for large capacity when compared to the legit brand name models.
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Hey i'm new here and I need some help Log My Drive Hijackthis Can't Flash Removable (fd)! Access - I hope I can get it Recently I had to insert a friend's Flash Drive FD into my computer as I needed to transfer files However as I put it in Kaspersky detected Hijackthis Log - Can't Access My Removable Flash Drive (fd)! a virus and something got deleted i'm not sure what but I think it Hijackthis Log - Can't Access My Removable Flash Drive (fd)! was deleted So whenever I put in an FD into the computer now under 'My Computer' I can still access the folder via right clicking and 'autoplay' but I can't access it by double clicking and instead by double clicking an 'Open With' dialogue box pops up I have got some reports and they are shown below Main txtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode NormalRunning processes C WINDOWS System smss exeC WINDOWS system winlogon exeC WINDOWS system services exeC WINDOWS system lsass exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC WINDOWS system spoolsv exec program files common files logitech lvmvfm LVPrcSrv exeC WINDOWS Explorer EXEC Program Files PowerISO PWRISOVM EXEC Program Files Microsoft Office Office GrooveMonitor exeC Program Files Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus avp exeC Program Files Java jre bin jusched exeC WINDOWS system LVCOMSX EXEC Program Files Logitech Video CameraAssistant exeC WINDOWS system ElkCtrl exeC Program Files D-Link AirPlus G AirGCFG exeC Program Files ANI ANIWZCS Service WZCSLDR exeC Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exeC Program Files Mediafour MacDrive MacDriveD exeC Program Files Windows Live Messenger MsnMsgr ExeC WINDOWS system ctfmon exeC Program Files Messenger msmsgs exeC WINDOWS System spool DRIVERS W X E FATICDP EXEC Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync wcescomm exeC Program Files OpenOffice org program soffice exeC PROGRA MI AA rapimgr exeC Program Files OpenOffice org program soffice BINC WINDOWS system devldr exeC Program Files ANI ANIWZCS Service ANIWZCSdS exeC Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exeC Program Files Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus avp exeC WINDOWS Microsoft NET Framework v mscorsvw exeC Program Files Digidesign Drivers MMERefresh exeC Program Files Mediafour MacDrive MacDriveServiceD exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC Program Files Viewpoint Common ViewpointService exeC Program Files iPod bin iPodService exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exeC Program Files Windows Live Messenger usnsvc exeC Documents and Settings Asad Khalid Desktop dss exeC WINDOWS system wuauclt exeC PROGRA TRENDM HIJACK Asad Khalid exeR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dllO - BHO Groove GFS Browser Helper - - C - D -B F - BBC D A E - C PROGRA MICROS Office GRA E DLLO - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dllO - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dllO - BHO Windows Live Toolbar Helper - BDBD DAD-C - A -ADC - B B FF D - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dllO - BHO FlashFXP Helper for Internet Explorer - E A B-D - -AD - B EE - C PROGRA FlashFXP IEFlash dllO - Toolbar Windows Live Toolbar - BDAD DAD-C - A -ADC - B B FF D - C Program Files Windows Live Toolbar msntb dllO - HKLM R... Read more

A:Hijackthis Log - Can't Access My Removable Flash Drive (fd)!

HIPlease run this Flash_Disinfector tool by sUBs ... Just download the exe file and double click on it to run it...then follow instructions A box will pop up telling you to plug in your flash drive and click OK to start the disinfection ... by the way if you try to cross the box of with the X in the corner ... it will run anyway ... after a few seconds a box will pop up saying "done" -When you have done that ... please download "Mountpoints" by Mosaic1 it & Double click to run it. It will create a report named Diagnostic.txt. When finished, upload Diagnostic.txt in your next post ...steam
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Hi I get the following error when attempting have Flash access "You permission currently don't Drive to to access my drive quot You don't currently have permission to access this folder Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder quot Upon clicking Continue another error pops up quot Flash Drive "You don't currently have permission to access You have been denied permission to access this folder To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab quot Security tab is an underlined link that opens the properties manager for the drive however there is no security tab I assume because the flash drive is considered a virtual drive which is typical so I can't take ownership of the drive as suggested by all the Google searches I did This is GIGABYTE laptop runs Win single language -bit upon testing my flash drive in other desktops around the office it works perfectly fine it also works just fine on my desktop at home but not on my laptop The account on my laptop is also an admin however I am Flash Drive "You don't currently have permission to access the only user