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Win 7 Recognize Flash Drive As Disk Drive


Windows 7 will not recognize flash drive, sees it as disk drive. How do i get win 7 to recognize my flash drive for what it is and allow me to use it? Whenever i try to open it in my computer it tells me there is no disc in the drive. Disk manager list it as a usb drive. Win 7 says flash drive is a disk drive in my computer. Device manager lists it as a usb flash drive but lists it under disk drive.

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Drive Will Not Recognize The Win 7 Disk

I inserted the windows 7 home premium disk. It opened as advertised and gave me instructions on what to do prior to installing. I followed all recommend procedures including deleting trend micro and photoshop elements 4, etc. After deleting trend micro vista asked to restart the computer. I did as it asked. After doing that, my windows vista will not recognize the disk. When i try to access the drive via computer/dvd drive e:, i get the message; "insert a disk". The drive will read other disks just fine but not the windows 7 disk now what?

Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Win 7 Wont Recognize Unformatted Hard Drive - How To Format That Drive ?

Windows 7 won't acknowledge the existence of second unformatted hard drive. How can i format drive is system doesn't recognize that it exists so i can format the drive to be used for backup? Both hdd are identical, wd750gb. Can't find how to format an unrecognized drive in help. First hdd is sata and using 64 bit format and want to use the same for second.

Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

How To Get Win7 To Recognize Hard Drive Different From C: Drive ?

How do i get windows 7 to recognize a hard drive different from the "c" drive to be the default drive for program installations? I'd like to keep the o/s on the "c" drive, but would like to install my program. I'd like to set a default drive different than the "c" drive, how do i do it? The o/s will remain on the "c" drive, however.

Posted On: 2009-11-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bootable Flash Drive Or Hard Drive To Install Win 7

estimating windows 7 wim file sizes - ufd too small for image. I was trying to capture awim file for windows 7 to a bootable ufd, but the 16gb ufd was too small. I reran and directed the capture to a usb hard drive. Is there a tool to estimate the ufd size required? Is the fat32 format a constraint?Can i build a bootable usb hard drive and capture the image to it so that if i boot from the usb hd instead of the ufd? Can i install from a usb hard drive instead of the ufd? Then i would not be limited to the usb size of 16gb or 32gb.

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disk Management Directory Fails To List Disk Drive C

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Flash Drive And External Hard Drive Are Not Recognised

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Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Not Seen In My Computer But Seen In Drive Management

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Recognize Hard Drive

I am building two new computers and purchased two oem licenses of windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Both computers are using a biostar ta890gxb hd motherboard, amd phenom ii x6 1055t cpu, lg gh24 multi-optical drive, and 4 gb of kingston ddr3 1333 ram. The first computer was recycling a maxtor stm3320620as hard drive. This had been recently reformatted to ntfs, so essentially starting over from scratch. The second computer was using a brand new hitachi hd30500idk hard drive.

Upon booting up the first computer, i would get to the screen where i am to choose what hard drive to install on, but none are listed. The bios does show the hard drive properly. I tried going into advanced section to load drivers, but it can't find any drivers for the sata controller. I then followed advice i found when searching for a solution and i found how to get to the command line.

I am able to go to the c: drive. I was able to re-format the c: drive. After it was finished, i tried to go back in and it still does not recognize any hard drives. After a while, i gave up and tried working on the second computer. Upon booting up the second computer, i got to the screen for choosing the hard drive and it identified the hitachi hd. I was able to install the operating system and everything has been exactly what i was expecting it to be. S stated, they are identical except for the hard drives.

I have double checked all my connections numerous times on the first computer but everything checks out fine. It seems odd that i can access the hard drive in command line and in the bios, but the windows 7 installer doesn't recognize it. Any advice besides going out and purchasing a new hard drive?


Posted On: 2010-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Blu Ray Drive Does Not Recognize Disc

I have a sony blu-ray disc drive on a windows 7 machine. The drive works fine for cd's and dvd's but will not recognize blu-ray discs. All of the firmware is up to date and the cyberlinke blu-ray advisor program says my hardware passes all of the tests for basic playback. But i can't even get to trying to play a disc when windows doesn't even recognize that there is a blu-ray disc in the drive. Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Recognize Usb Drive & Ipod

This has been really bothering me. Windows 7 works perfectly with my old programs after my upgrade. Only when i plug in my usb external drive and ipod touch, ipod video. It does not recognize it. I tried device manager and looking for it there, it does not show up. When i go on safe mode, "usb mass storage" shows up but i cannot update cuz it keeps saying it already has the best driver installed. When i look at "properties" it says there is no driver installed.

With my ipods, i tried stopping and restarting ipod service, apple mobile device, itunes. I tried reinstalling a newly downloaded copy of itunes at least 4 times. That does not work.

There is a registry fix for this on windows xp titled "windows xp cannot detect a usb flash drive, an apple ipod, or an external hard disk drive" but does not have one for windows 7. The xp fix even has a download fix for fixing the registry. Is there one also for windows 7. I am going through the trouble of installing virtual pc and xp mode just to use my devices.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Win7 Can't Recognize Driver For Raid C: Drive

I am trying to upgrade from windows xp professional (32 bit) to windows 7. The installation stalls when it asks for a cd or dvd with the drivers used by my ati 1x2 mirror/raid1 scsi disk device. I tried to get it to recognize the drivers already installed on the machine. It won't, it keeps insisting on a cd or dvd. I copied the correct drivers from the xp windows/system 32 using the file identities in "hardware" under windows system to a dvd. No dice.

I downloaded the drivers from hp (the pc is a compaq/hp machine) and installed them on the dvd. Still doesn't work. Now what do i do. If i format the drive and start afresh, the upgrade disc won't find my xp system, and may not up grade. Windows claims that my machine is windows 7 ready.


Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Recognize Pioneer 113 Cd/dvd Drive

Bought retail version 1-28-10 at a "big box" electronics store, a new hd 500g sata pinned down to 1. 5 g/sec tried to install 7 needed a cddvd driver  finally got installed after several different ways now still doesn't recognize my pioneer 113kg cd/dvd drive. On "my computer" i have a generic icon on cd/dvd drive  "dvd rw drive (d) seagate 0 bytes free of 687 mb cdfs" seagate is my new hd. In bios it sees the pioneer. Have a biostar p4m900-m4 mb w/ 2. 8 pentium 2 g ram nvidia 8400 series.

Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Won't Recognize The Hard Drive

Got an h. D. Attached by a sata controller to my computer.
When i click on "my computer" i can't see it.

I tried right click on computer and "manage".
This is what i see under "disk management":

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As you can see, windows recognize "disk 2" yet won't assign it a drive letter. When i click on "change drive letter and path" i get an error message:

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Needless to say refreshing it won't help.

Anyhow, the disk worked just before i installed windows 7 (it's a fresh installation).
So it's some kind of "new hard drive".
It contains valuable data.

Any idea how to access it? Maybe it lost its file table?


Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Asus G73 Drive Does Not Recognize Blu Ray Disc

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When i put a dvd in the drive, everything works fine.

When i put a blu ray disc in the drive - windows does not recognize that there is a disc in the drive (i.e. No auto-play, no disc recognized in windows explorer). Also, the powerdvd9 software also does not recognize there is a disc inserted. When i first opened the powerdvd program, it asked me to setup the correct region codes, and i've also setup the correct country in windows. The model of my blu ray drive is "matshita bd-cmb uj141as".


Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Norton 360 Can't Recognize External Usb Hard Drive

Norton 360 can't recognize external usb hard drive on windows 7. Drive works fine on vista
Windows recognizes the usb drive but norton 360 does not. I have tried 2 different external drives and neither one works on windows 7. Both work on windows vista machine.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Once Connected To Nas Drive Wont Recognize Upnp Devices

I have a laptop running windows 7 that once connected to a nas drive wont recognize upnp devices, is very slow to uninstall programmes, will not shutdown, and generally grinds to a halt. I have a western digital nas drive, an hp hdx18 laptop and a htpc connected together through a bt ethernet router. Every time i connect the laptop to the nas drive it starts to behave strangely.

1. It will not recognize any new upnp devices that i plug in such as external hard drives 
2. The printer stops working - all print jobs are queued until after a reboot
3. Software uninstall can take a very long time
4. The machine will not shut down. It hangs on the windows shutdown screen with the blue circle spinning.
5. The machine seems to become unstable and slowly grinds to a halt.

The trouble started happening when i installed the wd software. However, i cannot be sure it was this that caused the issue as i was changing other software at the time. At the time i was running vista 64 home premium. I have subsequently upgraded to windows 7 x64 hoping that would fix it - no joy.

Further clues are that i have recently bought a htpc and installed windows 7 and the wd software. This works fine and does not show the same symptoms. I do suspect that the registry of the laptop may have some corruption (at least that is what free registry check software says - i have not bought any software to fix the issues). Do you have any idea what is wrong?


Posted On: 2009-10-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - There Is No Disk In Drive

I am getting this error code any time i turn on my hp photosmart, and also when i close the tray on my cddvd burner. I am running an acer aspire 5920. I did a clean install of windows 7 over my vista home premium. I'm pretty sure that i still am considered a novice user, comparatively speaking.

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Disk In The Drive Message

I use quickbooks and backup to their server. I can do so just fine with no problem until i insert a memory stick into the usb drive. The next time i try to backup to quickbooks server i get the message, there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drivedeviceharddisk2dr2. I hit return several times and then the backup will begin.

I'm not even trying to back up onto the memory stick. If i reboot the computer then i don't get the message until the next time i insert a memory stick. Any suggestions? I have called quickbooks and they don't help because after i reboot i am successful so they say it is a computer issue. I called zt systems tech support and they are no help.


Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Installing New Disk Drive

My problem is more involved than the title suggests. Let me explain.

When i upgraded from vista to windows 7 i attempted a files in place upgrade. That upgrade failed and got itself into a continuous loop attempting to back out of the upgrade. I have two drives, the main boot drive and a second 1 terabyte drive. I should have just reloaded windows clean on the main boot drive, but i didn't. I loaded windows on my terabyte drive, hoping that i would be able to save my data on the boot drive, which i was never able to do. I have been running fine that way, but. Now i want to replace that boot drive with a new larger drive. My question is:

Where is the registry stored. Is it on my boot drive or is it on my terabyte drive that i loaded windows onto. If i remove my old boot drive and install a new drive, will i still have a usable system.

My old drive boots now as drive d:. My terabyte drive boots as c:. It is actually configured as a dual boot system now, but i never boot up the old system because it is still in the infinite loop trying to back out of the upgrade.


Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Upgrade With New Hard Disk Drive

Vista 32 bit home premium (oem) to windows 7 64 bit home premium (upgrade) with new hard disk drive my current setup: i have a 2 year old hp laptop which came with windows vista home premium 32-bit pre-installed (oem). I have a partition on the hard disk that will allow me to 'restore' my system. I also received the 'restore' dvd from hp. I do not have the os re-installation dvd as this was oem (and hp doesn't give these out with their laptops) - i only have the 'restore' dvd / partition on the hdd.

I bought the windows 7 64-bit home premium (upgrade version) last summer when win 7 was released but have not had the time / courage to use it yet! (Laziness too!). Current problem: my laptop hdd is only 160gb and its already too full. This is what i want to do: i would like to replace my existing 160gb hdd with a new 500gb hdd and move from my existing vista 32-bit os to the new windows 7 64-bit os. If at all possible, i would like to do a clean install of windows 7 on
The new hdd instead of upgrading from vista to windows 7. Can this be done?


Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Message - There Is No Disk In The Drive

Error message. I keep getting this error message "there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disc into the drivedeviceharddisldr2" how do i make this message go away?

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Floppy Drive Or Disk Not Recognized

Windows7 ultimate (64 bits) does not recognize a usb-connected floppy drive or disk that works fine with windows xp and, before i installed windows7, that used to work with vista ultimate (64 bits). I can plug this teac drive into another machine, a notebook running windows xp, and there is no problem-i see the six .doc files on the diskette, and i can open all of them. But when the same drive (with the same 3. 5" floppy diskette) is plugged into the window7 machine, i am told to insert the diskette, which is never read.

A speedometer for computer slowly proceeds across the top of the screen, but nothing happens. No matter what i do, i see: "please insert a disk into floppy disk drive (a)". Rebooting does not help. And canceling and reinsertion of the diskette changes nothing. Launching word and then trying to open the files from word's open gets me nowhere. Disabling my anti-virus software changes nothing.

Windows tells me that the floppy drive is installed; i see it listed by name (teac drive) in device manager; and from device manager i have tried deleting the driver for this teac drive-windows then reinstalls it. I also tried to update this drive from device manager, but then i am told: "windows has determined that the driver software for your device is up to date". Please help.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Format Disk In Drive F/sd Card

So this is the first time on my new computer that i'm trying to upload pics from one of my cameras. It has an sd card. So i put the sd card in the slot on my computer and it says i need to format the disk in drive f before i can use it. I never had this problem with my old xp computer. I really don't want to loose my pics. But after putting the card back into my camera now my camera has an error message of "card not initialized".

What the heck happened to my sd card? All i did was stick it in the sd slot. Didn't try to format it or anything after reading that it will erase all content. Help? Is my card bad now? Is saving my pics a lost cause? Why do i have to format it when it worked fine before? I have used my new computer to upload pics from memory pro cards from my other cameras numerous times. No problem.


Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Low Disk Space On Recovery (d) Drive

I just switched my dell studio 15 from windows vista to windows 7. Once i got everything set up, i started receiving an error message that reads "low disk space on recovery drive". I have already gone and changed the program files to default to the c drive by going in through the registry (?) But am not sure what else i can do. I have tried uninstalling programs, but it tells me that i don't have enough disk space to do so. I only have the following folders in my recovery partition: dell, perflogs, program files, sources, tools, users, windows. Any suggestions of what i should do?

Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Full D Recovery Drive Disk Space Warning

I'm having a somewhat similar problem as a previous poster but. Have a newer computer and i upgraded from vista home premium to w7 home premium . My backup d drive is full . I guess the backup has not removed former backups . Now processing is slower and i worried about a total freeze. I used the disk manager and tried to add space onto my d from c but only ended up with an unallocated partition of 20g's .couldn't figure out how to add to d.

In the previous solution " press a special key combination when the computer starts, you can use the recovery partition to restore the computer to the way it was when it was new. " Would that remove windows 7(don't want to do that" or. Do i have to remove the partitions letters for the d? Would that just make it one big c drive? . Would that effect computers performance? How can i get that unallocated partition back to c . Or to d? Sorry for being so wordy but i could sure use some help.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Striping Existing System Volume / Disk Drive

I'm just wondering can i convert my current single os disk to be striped in windows 7? I'd like to get a bit of extra hdd performance but i don't want to have to reinstall windows. So i'm wondering if you can do this on a live system disk.

My board has some hardware raid support but i think that'll wipe the disks if i try and make a raid with them. I don't think the hardware raid performance on these consumer mother boards is that great anyway so a software raid will be fine if i can do it.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Install Problem With Low Disk Space On Target Drive

I have tried to install an add on to a game segplay and eventually get a message "not enough disk space on target drive. " I have 177g free space on my hard drive, my temp and download areas are free of files. I cannot figure out what the program is. I am thinking some incompatibility between segplay games and vista home premium. Anyone have a suggestion?

Posted On: 2009-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can't Assign A Drive Letter / Mount In Disk Management

Windows 7 shows external drive in device manage but cant assign a drive letter/mount in disk management. I have an external seagate 250 gig drive which currently works fine on my xp netbook and which worked fine on my vista laptop until i "upgraded" to windows 7 (manufacturer's upgrade via dvd).

Now the external drive (ntfs) is seen in device manager but does not mount. In disk manager it just labels this drive as "disk 1 online". If i try to assign a letter i get an error message that cant be done because the console is not up to date (ie the message tells me to refresh, restart the manager, or the computer). Of course none of those 3 options work!


Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Recognize Compact Flash Sd Card

My laptop does not recognize the compact flash sd card from my digital camera when it is inserted using the card reader. My laptop's os is windows 7 (64-bit) home premium. When i open my computer, it doesn't show that a sd card has been inserted. However, it shows that a dvd rw is connected. The card reader used to work on my old laptop (xp) with no problem. I tried shutting down the pc, insert the card with the reader, and still nothing. Can you help me?

Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .