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External USB 2.0 HD not seen in device manager

Q: External USB 2.0 HD not seen in device manager

I have a WD external USB 2.0 HD. Yesterday, there was a message on screen asking to update driver or something. I ignored it. Now, the HD is gone. It is not under device manager/disk drives. Everything under universal serial bus controllers works properly.

I downloaded HDD Scan and ran it. It did not find the drive. What can I do now?

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A: External USB 2.0 HD not seen in device manager

Try this:

1. Uninstall your USB Mass Storage Device then Scan for Hardware Changes.
2. Clear your Mountpoint. You can use Autorun Protector (req .NET2.0) or delete all Mountpoints2 entries in regedit
3. Use DriveCleanup (posted by LookinAround)

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-usb-2-0-hd-not-seen-in-device-manager.169828/
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A:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

3. After you reboot on completion of the drive cleanup, plugin only your WD My Book and the Fantom drive. As you plug-in the driver for each device will be installed ab-initio. You can watch it.

4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.





5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..


(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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A:External HDD gets detected in Device Manager but not Disk Manager or seen in 'My Computer'

Power outage probably killed something in the enclosure or its PSU. The drive in the enclosure is probably fine. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a dock or install it in a desktop computer before considering freezing it. Freezing is usually reserved for click of death drives, and a last ditch effort.
 

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There could be an issue with the USB connection - connector. You could try gently jiggling it to see if you get a response, particularly the part of the case that fits onto the actual hard drive. Plus, try it in different USB ports.

I would try it on another PC, just to check to see if it is the drive or the PC that is the problem.

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A:External USB 3.0 drive causing trouble in device manager.

I had a similar problem awhile back what I did to resolve it was went to my laptops manufacture website and downloaded
the latest driver for the usb that solved the problem .

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A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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ranger72

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A:Globalroot\Device causing empty device manager? No audio and print?

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A:Front USB Ports not Working - "Unknown Device" in Device Manager

If your motherboard has a 1x pcie slot you can get a card like this...
 
Here
 
Some motherboards it's a tight fit because of the video card taking up space. In that case you can relocate the above card with this...
 
Here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/597934/front-usb-ports-not-working-unknown-device-in-device-manager/
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applied.

Sorry that last word didn't get in the subject line.

So:
http://i.imgur.com/QoSy2wX.png

These two values are:
USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000&REV_0200
USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000
My bios info

http://i.imgur.com/FvPQweZ.png
So should I do this:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- driver missing
When I download that zip file from under "Install the Bluetooth driver:" it has so many files to choose from.... I don't know what to do?

I've also found out that I need to disable "boot from network" or "boot from lan" in bios to get rid of this unkown device issue?

A:Unknown device in device manager after Bios default settings are

Well it might be a good idea to look at the following tutorial:

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

Use the link in Step 7

Also I tend to find this tool useful:

Download Tweaking.com - Hardware Identify Portable - MajorGeeks

Right click on each result in the list for more options.

Edit: On my machine a similarly named device appears to be a webcam.

In the list USB Composite Device doesn't mean much but matching the ID seems to indicate that it's the webcam.

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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6aed0d4d-693c-4a46-844d-d9aaa682f6cc/mice-and-other-pointing-device-missing-in-device-manager?forum=w7itprohardware
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A:How do you remove a device listed in Msinfo, but not in Device Manager?

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A:BIOS x4, x1, Auto, Gen3, etc, Device Manager device

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Don't worry about it
AV-Comparatives Firewall Reviews - AV-Comparatives (download the pdf for firewall tests) make up your own mind
fire away

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/48820-bios-x4-x1-auto-gen3-etc-device-manager-device.html
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A:missing Drivers from "other device" showed by device manager

 On your Support page. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_164537_1&swEnvOid=405... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_164558_1&swEnvOid=405... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6943827&swItemId=ob_152184_1&swEnvOid=405...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/missing-Drivers-from-quot-other-device-quot-showed-by-device/td-p/5652856
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A:shortcut to enable or disable device in device manager

Quote:
DevCon (Devcon.exe), the Device Console, is a command-line tool that displays detailed information about devices on computers running Windows. You can use DevCon to enable, disable, install, configure, and remove devices.
DevCon runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.


I haven't tried it myself but with DevCon(Windows Device Console) you should be able to do that. You don't have to install the WDK as that page says. Here's a solution to extract only devcon.exe from the installer:
Where to find DevCon.exe - The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

And here's examples of how to use it: Device Console (DevCon.exe) Examples (Windows Drivers)

Let us know how it goes or if you need help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/355280-shortcut-enable-disable-device-device-manager.html
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A:TUTORIAL: How to change device names in Device Manager

Wow, thanks!

http://www.eightforums.com/customization/15321-tutorial-how-change-device-names-device-manager.html
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How do i solve this problem? When I restart my computer or "scan for new hardware devices" nothing happens and i dont get a headset audio device showing up

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A:Xbox One Headset Device not detected in device manager

Hi realflow100,

what USB port are you plugging in the Headset in? I've noticed that sometimes depending on if you plug the headset in a USB2 or 3 port matters for some devices.

What is the audio driver you have for the moment, if you haven't got the latest here is the Acer support download page for your PC:
Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

Cheers
Boris

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A:Unknown device shown in device manager

I've seen those on the Media Center edition of Windows
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/unknown-device-shown-in-device-manager.151946/
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A:Updating device driver through Device Manager

usually if I don't have the disk, I just go to http://www.pcidatabase.com/ and find it there...about the only time that site has let me down was an ancient dell lapper with some archaic sound driver.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-device-driver-through-device-manager.1064590/
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A:PCI Input Device - Code 28 in Device Manager

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Go to the Unknown Device in the Device Manager .. Select it then Right click on it and select property's then select Details and Post back the hardware's id it will be PCI some thing ...

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/318761-pci-input-device-code-28-device-manager.html
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Any help would be much appreciated and thank you for your time.

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A:Sound device disabled, now gone from device Manager

Try running Everest and have it create a report and then attach that to your next post.

Download link is available in my signature.

Is this an OEM computer or custom built? If OEM - Make & Model would be helpful.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/sound-device-disabled-now-gone-from-device-manager-573134.html
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I have Windows XP Home Edition w/ Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension 2400. No audio devices detected. When I open Device Manager it is completely blank - no devices of any kind are shown. Same with Hardware. I haven't made any recent changes to anything having to do with audio, just a System Restore or two, and I don't know if the problem started before or after that.

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Please help
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-audio-device-blank-device-manager.697847/
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what graphics card do you have? if you have a 8600 or above it already has the ability to do physx processing. Whether or not the drivers still allow you to offload it to the physx card, I don't know.

whatever the case, it doesn't sound like it's working properly.

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A:XP - CD Device with Yellow Icon in Device Manager

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-cd-device-with-yellow-icon-in-device-manager.305447/
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Sky (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit)

A:How to identify disabled device in Device Manager

A black arrow next to a the device in Device manger in Windows 7 shows that your device is disabled. Yet another way to verify that the hardware is disabled is by checking the device status in Device Manager. Disabled devices generally return a Code 22 error.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/211045-how-identify-disabled-device-device-manager.html
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Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

Status:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

Hardware ID:
ACPI\HPQ0004

Hopefully something I posted is usuful for one of you guys to figure out.

A:Unknown device in device manager (code: 28)

Welcome to Seven Forums. It may be this: Re: Driver for ACPI\HPQ0004\3&33FD14CA&0 - HP Support Forum

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A:My Nvidia device is not listed in Device manager

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look here: http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...52Jc&p=3&s=245

Select your operating system from the drop-down list, expand the VGA category and download whichever drivers you want.

I'd be inclined to save them before you install them in case you need them in the future.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/193413-my-nvidia-device-not-listed-device-manager.html
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Can give me a hand to remove my doubts about whether it was caused by a virus or not.

I scanned all the PC with ESET 6 and nothing.


Thank you for your time and help

A:Unknown device In device manager, by a virus ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors


Can give me a hand to remove my doubts about whether it was caused by a virus or not.



Sure, lets begin:

1.) Download herdprotect: (choose the portable version)

Download herdProtect - Free Anti-Malware Platform

2.) Run the scan.

3.) When the scan finishes, save the results per the screenshot below. Then upload the log here.

DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING YET. I will advise if anything needs removed when I receive the log.

Attached Images

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/333457-unknown-device-device-manager-virus.html
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This is the driver from HP's site for Win 7 x64:

Realtek RTL8168C/8111C PCI-E Ethernet NIC Driver HP Pavilion dv3-1075us Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Bill

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/145501-hp-pavilion-dv3-lan-device-missing-device-manager.html
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A:Unknown Device shows in Device Manager

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/266943/unknown-device-shows-in-device-manager/
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Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Mystery device (BCM20702A0) in Device Manager

'afternoon.
 
could you post all the Hardware Id lines from the Property sheet in Device Manager, please?
 
thanks.

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A:Wireless device not showing on Device Manager

Weird one. Could u try a system restore to a previous good working state? Given all that you've done -- correctly -- I wonder if the internal wireless card is simply kaput? Could you perhaps purchase a usb wireless dongle such as:
http://www.amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7718...3328140&sr=1-3

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A:Device Manager error 19 problem with DVD device

One of these may help:1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060Restart computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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A:yellow ? in device manager Other devices PCI Device

What doesn't work? Do you have a modem that is not installed? If so, and you don't use it, it doesn't matter.

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Welcome to BC PcMedic

Are all peripherals functioning normally?

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A:Unknown Device in Device manager

other things on the dropdown menu:

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A:Missing device in device manager

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=1802

Install the most recent chipset driver and then the audio driver.
 

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A:Device Manager shows 8 of the same device

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A:Unknown Device in Device manager.

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A:Device Manager Unkown Device

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A:Unknown device in Device Manager

Hi

Try this driver:
Summer 2005 Original SiS Chipset Drivers Compaq Presario SR1520NX Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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A:Every new device - error 31 in device manager

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A:Unknown device in Device Manager

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Hello I have vista ultmite 32bit and my device manager says I have an unknown device and it needs the driver. the motherboard is an Asus P5E-VM HDMI BTW I'm doing a clean install on this computer please help me find the driver.

here is the info I have under the device manager:

Name: Unknown Device
Device type: Other devices
Manufacture: unknown
Location: Port_#0001.Hub_#0007

DEvice Status:

this device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.

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I have already installed the chip set

A:unknown device in my device manager

Right click on the device and select PropertiesClick on the Details tabIn the dropdown box, select Hardware IDThere will be a string of letters and numbers:- PCI devices have 4 characters following the VEN_ string, and 4 characters following the DEV_ string.- USB devices have 4 characters following the VID_string, and 4 characters following the PID_ string.- other devices may have different stuff - in that case we'll need the entire string of info.Provide us with the information above and we'll have a look see to find out what it is.For PCI devices I look at http://www.pcidatabase.comFor USB devices I look at http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.idsFor the rest of the stuff, I'll start with the system specs and a Google search.

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My friend's fairly new computer has started showing an unknown device in Device Manager. The hardware id in properties shows USB\VID-08B1&PID_0018&REV_1501 I've tried to find this on the PCI Database website but have been unsuccessful, as has a Google search. Any ideas how to find out what this device is? Thanks

A:Unknown device in Device Manager

Most likely something that he is plugging into his computer USB port. Try this tool. USB.org - Tools

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A:Unknown Device In Device Manager

did you put in the mobo disc and load the chipset drivers if you dont have it download form manufacturer and install

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Hardware id: ACPI\VEN_ASD&DEV_0001ACPI\ASD0001*ASD0001

A:unknown device in device manager

@Hao18? Try this one. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72773.exe REO

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Hello. I have two unknown devices listed in Device Manager. The devices don't show Hardware IDs in drop-down list. I've attached a txt file with:
DevNode status
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parent

Could someone please help? Thank you.

A:Unknown device (Device Manager)

Could you use this tool to post all the files here.

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what this unknown device is.

A:Unknown device in device manager

Hi Dude, this points to Intel Smart Connect Technology if you don't need it turn it off in the bios
sorry I forgot the link http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/

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Found this tutorial on the W8 forum:

TUTORIAL: How to change device names in Device Manager

Seems easy enough. Can someone confirm that this works in W7 the same way?

Thanks in advance.

A:Change the name of a device in device manager

Yes, "FriendlyName" is used throughout Windows 7 too except there's no need to go through all the Permission steps. At least not for a personal PC. Use the same Driver Key search to find the device. This is a Registry patch so take all the usual precautions.

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A:No device listings in Device Manager

ou8abug, Check out the thread at the link below.

http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/15653-device-manager-blank.html

Tufenuf
 

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A:No sound device in device manager, no lan

Hve you made any changes in the BIOS that could account for the missing devices?
Different BIOS versions have differing ways to enable and disable hardware.

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