USB Drives not viewable in My Computer
Posted on 2006-07-22
My brohers standalone home PC running XP Home.
Recently it has stopped showing his memory stick and digital cameras as removable drives in Expolrer or My Computer.
I had a look in Control Panel: System@Hardware, they both appear on the USB section and both appear under the Disk Drive sections. Right clicking on My Computer:Manage: Disk Management, I see the drive (E:).
There are no drive letter clashes that I am aware of (he has a C hard drive and D CD drive). Right clicking and Explore, I can read the pen OK.
I have a search of the Net and tried some of their solutions. Logged in on a Guest account and the drive appears on Explorer OK. So one solution I found said it was a security policy issue which was "hiding" the drives from Explorer. Unfortunately, that solution was a corupted NoDrives value.
I have looked in the Registry on here under the software/windows/policy/explorer and there is no NoDrives keys. Also searched the registry for it and found none.
Any other places to look to find out what secirity policy may be hiding the removable drives??
Many thanks in advance.