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Usb Shows Up As Cd Drive


I am on an hp pavilion dv7 notebook pc running the current windows 7 ops. I have my lacie drive plugged in and when i look in the device control panel i see it. Windows says it is running properly.
When i try and access it i cannot because it tells me to insert a blank cd. It thinks it is a cd player. Details of device shows it to be a disk drive. How can i change it to a usb? This is shown right below the disk drive, but how do i engage it? Simply clicking on it does not work.


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Computer Shows Usb Device Is Connected When It Is Not

Recently i started up my computer and plugged in my ipod to charge it (as usual). The charging worked fine, but a window popped up saying that it failed to install the proper software. It also started looping the sound played when it finds a new usb device, despite the fact that my ipod had remained plugged in and apparently connected the whole time.

Naturally, i unplugged my ipod. The computer kept giving me the generic error message (device software was not installed, or whatever; no specific error number), as well as playing the sound every 10 seconds or so. I tried restarting my computer, to no avail.

When i look in my device manager, it shows that there is two unknown devices present. But there is nothing connected to my usb drives. I tried uninstalling the unknown devices; the sound continues to play, and after a minute or so the unknown devices reappear in my device manager. I also tried uninstalling all of my usb root hubs, but this did nothing: the sound kept playing and the unknown devices reappeared.

I'm out of ideas and i haven't been able to find any info on the internet pertaining to this problem.

My computer is an hp pavilion dv3t-2000, running windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Also present in my usb controllers menu is:

 - Intel(r) ich9 family usb universal host controller - 2934 through 2938
 - Intel(r) ich9 family usb2 enhanced host controller - 293a and 293c
 - Usb root hub (x5)

Let me know if you need any more details on my set-up. I'm no pro with this computer stuff, but i'm relatively able, in most cases, given the right support to refer to.


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

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Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Don't get upset about the latter suggestion - it was just inspired by what other software vendors have been doing in the past. Not a good sort of behavior, if it ever leaks to the media/community.


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Posted On: 2009-12-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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