USB drives not being assigned drive letters once connected to my machine
Posted on 2006-11-03
I have a machine that i am having some problems with. When i connect a fully working 4GB usb drive to my desktop you can hear the windows notification that it has recognised a new device but when you go into My Computer the drive does not show up. I have looked in the Computer Managment MMC and i can actually see the drive there but it is not being assigned a drive letter. If i try and do this manually it says something about the partition not being active and i need to reboot my computer. Reboot the computer and the same thing happens again. This also happens when i connected a card reader to my PC as well. I know the devices work fine as on my work laptop they are recognised without a problem.
I am even contemplating reinstalling Windows on my machine if i cannot get this fixed because i need to be able to acess this USB drive for work but i was hoping some of you guys would have experienced something like this and help me out. Unfortunately this is on my home computer so i am unable to get the exact error message for you or test it imediately but all help is much appriciated.