USB Devices Arent Showing Up After Repair Install

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USB Devices Arent Showing Up After Repair Install

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Done a repair install earlier (long story)and now my usb devices aren't showing up in My Computer but Safely Remove Hardware knows its plugged in. Any help?
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Post by blahsucks-two »

Check to see if the devices are visible in Device Manager. If they are, uninstall the drivers and scan for new hardware. That's all I got for now. You could try and reboot to see if the hardware detection kicks in.

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Look in Disk Management if they've been assigned a letter and what it says about their file system.

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I did reboot, the driver is disk.sys, is that safe to uninstall?

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Post by Gnome »

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No i don think.
I think it required for the installation for the usb disks.
Go through device manager.

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toshua123 wrote:Beta Freak in need of help
No i don think.
I think it required for the installation for the usb disks.
Go through device manager.
What?

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dosnt matter
Go through device manager or ...
->control panel->admin tools->computer managment

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Post by Kenneth »

disk.sys is the
Hard Disk Driver
CD/DVD-ROM Driver
Floppy Disk Driver
USB Mass Storage Driver

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I figured so thats why I am thinking its not a good idea to un-install it.

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Post by empireum »

Repeating my question: Are the devices showing up in Disk Management?

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Oh sorry, missed that. Yes they are.

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If you uninstall a device, it doesn't delete the driver, just that one device. Autodetection should get it back.

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Post by empireum »

Beta Freak wrote:Oh sorry, missed that. Yes they are.
Do they have a drive letter? One that isn't taken up by something else (a network share, for instance)?

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Nope no drive letters.

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Beta Freak wrote:Nope no drive letters.
Theres the problem then. You'll need to assign it one.

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Beta Freak wrote:Nope no drive letters.
Right-click on them, click on "Add or remove drive letter" (or similar). Add a drive letter for the drive. If that doesn't work, look at their file system. What does it say there?

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Thanks for the help will check later, on my laptop at the moment.

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I helped. sort of.

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Noob question but where and how do I assign a drive letter?
Edit: Letter assigned and I could explore it from disk management but still not showing in My Computer.

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Beta Freak wrote:Noob question but where and how do I assign a drive letter?
Edit: Letter assigned and I could explore it from disk management but still not showing in My Computer.
Hmm... Then I could only assume the drive's being hidden in My Computer. Fire up Regedit, search for "NoDrives" (value) and delete it wherever it is present. Can you also access the drive by entering its letter in the Run box or by accessing it from a DOS box?

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DELETED, SEE POST BELOW.
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One issue after another. After re-installing chipset driver (advice from Neowin irc) assigning it a drive letter would make them show up in my computer but only as a Hard Drive instead of Removable Storage and not automatically getting a drive letter. More help please lol.

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All sorted after re-installing chipset drivers.

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