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USB flash drive is recognized, but still can't acess - Windows 7

Q: USB flash drive is recognized, but still can't acess - Windows 7

Hi,
My USB drive is enabled. The USB flash drive or any other storage device is recognized when connected to my laptop. But when I click on the drive in windows explorer, it says access denied. The same works fine in other laptops. I have admistror previlages. There is no local group policy set up on Removable storage access. I have searched multiple forums and tried out various options, but still cant connect to my USB drive. The drivers are successfully installed and are the latest. This happens even when I connect my camera or mobile phone. It shows up as 'Removable Disk' in windows explorer, but cant access it. I have given authorization to the drive as well. Please help.
Dnana

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A:Flash drive can't recognized by windows

Yes, an external hard drive may not get enough power from an USB port. That's why they come with two USB connector or an AC adapter.

Flash devices and externally powered hard drives do not have this problem.
 

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A:USB flash drive recognized but Windows can't see it

tries to run some kind of setup utility that came on the flash driveClick to expand...

Allow Windows to finish the installation of the USB flash drive driver.

Try clearing your mountpoints

DL and run Autorun Protector and clear the Mountpoints.

...or you can manually delete Mountpoints2 entries in your registry. Create a backup of your registry before doing so.
 

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I have also tried different flash drives with the same results.

Under disk management, my computer detects the flash drive but is unable to read it.

Help!

A:Flash Drive not recognized under Windows 7

What do you have the flash drive formatted as? Also, does the flash drive have a letter next to it in disk management?

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Sounds as though it might be a permissions issue (C:\Windows\System32\drivers) on your machine. Do you only have a problem with the OCZ 8gb flash drive?

Another place might be in Device Manager. First setup up an environment variale to show devices not present per this tutorial:
Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Then carefully delete any ghost USB devices (greyed out in Device Manager) and reboot your system.

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Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

You also might check in Device Manager to see if the stick shows up as a USB device, or a hard disk.

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A:USB flash drive not recognized

Try a different USB port.
 

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A:Flash Drive Not Recognized

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A:USB flash drive not recognized

Is there someplace that will do a virus scan of the drive cheap? I wouldn't plug it into a friend's computer to test it because if there's a virus on it they may not be a friend much longer.

I'd say the possibilities are:

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b) the drive picked up a virus

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A:Flash Drive not being recognized

jterry,

Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Click Disk Management. Look and see if your dive is listed in the lower/right pane. If it is, see if it has a drive letter assigned. If no drive letter, right click the drive and select Change drive letter and path and then assign your usb drive a letter.

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A:Flash Drive isn't recognized

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A:Flash Drive not recognized

I have the same problem with win xp, the system shows my device but won't let me access it ! however, I didn't have this problem with 98, or 2k !
 

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A:flash drive not recognized

It sounds as if your pc doesn't have the drivers for your flash-drive. Try looking at the website of the manufacturer of your flash-drive or if no luck there then the Windows support website. Once these are installed your pc should recognise and be able to work with it.
 

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A:Flash Drive Not Recognized

Remove the USB controllers in the Device Manager, reboot and let Windows install them once again...
 

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A:Flash Drive not recognized

Arazr said:



I have used many USB products, and I know that Windows XP is supposed to recognize them automatically and install the drivers for the product. Today I got a new USB flash drive, plugged it in, and nothing happened. I plugged it into another computer with windows xp and it worked fine. Why did my first computer not recognize it and how do I fix that error??? Thanks....Click to expand...


I have noticed a similar post elsewhere in the group
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55187.html
and the answer was...

Go into Device manager and remove all items related to USB such as Root Hub and USB controller, do this by right clicking each item and choosing uninstall,

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A:Flash drive not recognized

This happens from time to time and the last fix was made by formatting the drives to FAT and then reformatting them to NTFS if you want to. However, given that there are 3 drives all with the same symptoms you should check that the USB ports are not showing a fault in device manager (Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager). Do other USB devices work OK in the Compaq?
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A:Flash drive not recognized

See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers.
 

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A:Flash drive not recognized with XP

Its possible the front USB ports are just faulty.

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A:Flash drive not recognized

What operating system are you using?
 

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A:USB Flash Drive not recognized at work

Try this on the work computer, reboot and see if it then recognizes the USB drive.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

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A:256MB Flash Drive NOT recognized

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A:Solved: USB 2.0 Flash drive not recognized

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A:My PNY 8G USB Flash drive is not recognized by my computer

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A:Jump/Flash drive not recognized

your flash drive is hosed.

I have had this happen to me before. Your chip either got low-level formatted in which case you'll have to send it to the factory to fix (might be more expensive than replacing it)

OR (even worse)

static zapped the chip.

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A:USB flash drive not recognized by computer. Have tried all o...

Okay, and in the most ridiculous way I have ever solved a technical problem... The USB flash cannot be inserted ALL the way into the port. It has to be inserted slowly, so that the contacts line up.  I figured this out by trying to connect it into my USB hub and noticing that the red indicator light was going on and off as I inserted the USB drive, flickering on as I inserted it and then off once it was all the way in.  Weird. But hey. It works now. 

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A:USB flash drive not recognized, can't boot

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I tried to fix this issue myself and it looks like I got into more trouble with the whole thing!

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Plugged into rear of computer - recognized instantly.
 

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A:USB Flash Drive not recognized by computer

Those do go bad eventually, but it seems odd that it went bad so quickly! Not sure the data is recoverable.
 

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Have you tested in another PC?

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I had a Lexar USB 3.0 thumb drive do something similar to that. It worked fine in my laptops USB 3 and USB 2 ports but wouldn't work in my desktops USB 2 ports. It didn't have any USB 3 ports. I ended up returning it.

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A:PNY 16GB Flash Drive no longer being recognized

You can save the flash drive but probably not the data on it.

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Plug the flash drive in.
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Download, unzip, and run the exe found here.
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Under Universal Serial Bus controller (device manager)
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A:Solved: E drive not accessible when trying to acess through C drive

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

read there !!!
joan
 

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A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL


I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you


Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

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Hpe it helps!

Gala

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- If specific locked files, you could 'Take ownership' of the file. (Google 'How to Take Ownership of a file windows 7')
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~
 

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You could give Ubantu a try. Create a bootable flash drive as instructed here. Boot with the flash drive and you should be able to access the files on the drive. This site may also be of some help.
 

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A:CD drive isn't recognized after windows 7

Looks like your not the only one having problems with that drive.
Might try this,as it looks like you are running a samsung drive.
http://www.samsungodd.com/Eng/
Run the live update program to see if you can
get the firmware updated on the drive.
Try to be careful with this.
An incomplete firmware update can cause problems with the drive.
Sorry,link didn't bring up the page.
Click the live update program link on that page for information.
 

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Hi and welcome to TSF.
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A:Installed windows 8 pro but dvd drive not recognized

Have you tried:
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Forgot to mention when I went into the registry this all that was there
 

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Welcome to Techspot!
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A:DVD drive not being recognized by neither BIOS nor OS (Windows Vista)

Hi lechevarria89,

Is the drive SATA or IDE? You've established that it is getting power to the driver, but not the information. And since it is not showing in BIOS, but was previously. We start looking at the physical information connector. SATA cables quite often fail, plus make sure the cable isn't bent at a 90 degree angle, with SATA the rule of thumb is "Mess is good!"

Let me know the update
 

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