Why doesn't flash drive show up in My Computer?
Posted on 2008-11-08
I have a problem which I do not understand. I have no idea how many points to assign to it.
It may be trivial to someone who knows the answer, or it may be very deep if there is
somethng wrong with my operating system. It is certainly very important to me, as I would
pay big money to get it solved. I suppose that means I should assign maximum points. I
apoligize if someone gets the maximum for something trivial.
I have a Kingston Data Traveler which I need to access. I plug it into a USB port and the
system acknowledges with a beep-beep, but the device doesn't show up in My Computer
if I open it directly from the Start menu.
Sometimes, after many minutes, it does pop up under My Computer in Windows Explorer -- but not always!?.
It does show up in Control Panel/SystemHardware, and it show up in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Storge/Disk/Disk Management (local), but attempting to open it there hangs Computer Management.
System Manager and Registry Mechanic find no errors.