I am unable to see the USB drive on my computer

I have an 8 GB thumb drive. The PC recognize the USB and it goes through the whole process of installing drives but I cant see the drive under my computer. I try also looking at the computer managemnet under disk management and I cant see the drive.  When I try to disconnect the device I can see the device, but how can I be able to get my info from the thumb drive.
escobar27Asked:
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DirtComputersConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I Called Simple Tech for you. Call SimpleTech at 800-945-3444

"The Drive does not take any more power than a flash drive does. This is not related to the dual usb connection mini drive issues." ... "Basically if it's not detected, you have a bad drive. "

Personally I would try a couple more computers to see if you can get it up. If there is a rotating usb connection on the drive, or if you can replace the usb cable. You might try that.

NOTE: I would ALWAYS keep a backup of critical documents on a flash drive.
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johnb6767Commented:
What does it look like in the Device Manager? Yellow, or red marks?

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start>run>services.msc
Is the Removable Storage Service set to Auto, and Started?
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In c:\windows\inf, look for usbstor.inf....
If not, copy from another PC..When you find it, Rt. Click it and select Install....

See if it rebuilds the USB support...
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Might also suggest running SFC...

I would start with the System File Checker...

Start>run>cmd.exe

sfc /scannow

You WILL need the XP CD for this to complete...

For details on SFC...

Scannow sfc
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
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escobar27Author Commented:
The problem is the USB. I cant see the drive in any PC. I think the USB is just not working. However, other USB work fine except for this one "Simpletech 8GB mini drive"
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johnb6767Commented:
Well, if other PC's dont see it I think it is safe to say thats the problem....
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escobar27Author Commented:
But is there a way to recover what I have on the USB drive????
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johnb6767Commented:
Do you have access to the machine that you created the data on the drive??
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escobar27Author Commented:
No, Its been used on a few PC's
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DirtComputersCommented:
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Can you actually see the drive? Have you tried to change the drive letter to see if you can access it?

Right click on My Computer icon and choose Manage.

Click on Disk Management and then right click on the drive corresponding to the flash drive/card and choose Change Drive letter and paths.
 
Then click on Add or Change and choose a drive letter not already assigned to any other local or network drive and click OK.
 
Now when you click on My Computer or Windows Explorer, you will see the card/drive under the newly assigned drive letter.

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escobar27Author Commented:
Thank you DirtComputers for calling simple tech. Thanks for all the advice
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amaraa12Commented:
Please check on Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management.
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