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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

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.
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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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I've refreshed, restarted the comp.. still same problem. I've downloaded and used the USB clean up utility here on Techspot and still same problem.

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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Information are stored in it (I am able to access it with computers other than mine), but my computer does not see them.

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.


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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Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

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

Try your flash drive on another pc and another OS. If it works or not follow clean disk command.
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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:

a) something physical in the drive. They are not the most rugged. Electronic stuff may be intermittently connected.

b) the drive picked up a virus

c) the USB port or system you are plugging into is flaky.

First thing I'd do is try to get it tested for virus at a PC store and while they are at it maybe run some other tests, that is if the place doesn't charge a lot for that service.

Once you rule out the virus then you may try some diagnostics like plugging it into a different PC.
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A:Flash Drive not being recognized


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

Does this new flash drive have "u3" software on it?
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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

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Thread moved to Storage and networking.

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
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,

Once all done, reboot and let Windows find the USB items, then try your USB stick.

Incidentally if you see anything with a Yellow Exclamation mark then remove that as well it might be the USB stick after it had failed install, and as such wont be redetected when plugged in.

Might work for you as well.
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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.

But try the solution posted here by Johnwill:

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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 --------------------------------

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

-------------------------- 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


Try the Sandisk Cruzer on another machine to check that it is working proprtly.

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Try a different computer other than what you have there at home. Is the light coming on?
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A:Jump/Flash drive not recognized

your flash drive is hosed.

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OR (even worse)

static zapped the chip.

ALWAYS stop the device before removing it and always remove it when formatting other drives.
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PC Now won't even BOOT! HELP!!!

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

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I am so frustrated right now. I really need my PC and can't believe this is happening because of a single deleted registry entry.

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

Try this:
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Under Universal Serial Bus controller (device manager)
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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:

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Looks like your not the only one having problems with that drive.
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In Drive Management, try assigning a letter to the drive.
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How do I diagnose the problem??


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Put something in the drive! That's it! See for yourself with a look at the two images of two separate File Explorer windows in view one for the host pc and another from a second remote pc kept the same while the view changes on the first.

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A:Hard drive not recognized in Windows

Is the Maxtor 300gb the external drive ?
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Welcome to Techspot!
Boot the computer into the bios screens and confirm that the CD is recognized there (the bios must recognize the drive before the O/S will). If it is not , you can try checking connective wires in the case are seated properly & jumpers set correctly.
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Get back to us as to how things worked out.
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Your tech. friend may have mis-understood when you need a password.
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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