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Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

Q: Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

I need to retrieve a couple legacy files that are on a 1.44 disk.
I bought a USB 1.44 drive, but win 8.1 doesn't see it in Win explorer; when I went the "find new devices" route (in Devices), it didn't see the Usb 1.44.

I went into bios and enabled some sort of "recognize legacy usb", but that had no effect.

How do I get this thing recognized and installed - it didn't come with any drivers.


Preferred Solution: Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win 8.1 not recognizing a USB 1.44 disk

If you are trying on a laptop, it might not have enough power thru USB port.

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Socket A Sempron 2800
MSI 7021 mobo
NVIDIA FX 5200 graphics
Windows XP Pro SVC Pack 3
Hi, a knotty problem.
I'm getting ready to upgrade an ooolllldddd system. (specs above) and I d/led N-lite so I could stream in svc pack3 and sata drivers etc. Sorted it all, burnt the disc and bunged it in just to check it worked and, after setting the BIOS to boot only from the cd I got the message 'Boot failure, insert valid os disc and press any key'. Ok, I thought so I redid the disc again, cut it slowly with verify on etc, still the same message. Just to see, I put my original OEM disc in and, again the same message. The dvd ram drive is only about 4 months old and, once booted into Windows reads everything fine, all three of the discs I've written come up and offer to install, as does my OEM but even then, as soon as the machine reboots during installation, the same message appears. Everything else works fine, checked and no viruses or malware detected by malwarebytes or Advanced system care. Just wondered if anyone had any Ideas?

note to mods, no illegal software, just copied my own, legitimate copy of XP to try and save time on reinstall.

A:DVD not recognizing boot disk

Did you include the drivers for the new LG?

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so yea. i just got a new computer and installed these nforce 4 drivers off the internet. there crap.after i installed the driver. and now each time i put in a disk on my computer it will freeze up. until i eject the disk. then everything is back to normal.. do these drivers been know to do this?

A:cd drive not recognizing disk.

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I have a small problem on Winxp. I recently build a system so I will list all the parts below. Anyway, my problem is windows has stopped recognizing my two disk drives. I have a plextor dvd burner set up as a master, and a sony dvd/cdr set up as a slave. I installed software on them, and I had just finished instaling some software when I rebooted. After the reboot, WindowsXP says that the drivers for the drives are valid, but the drives aren't attached to the computer.

1) I checked both drives, trying to open them, so they are powered.
2) I rechecked the cables.
3) When I boot my mobo it recognizes both drives, and lets me boot from them.

Why can't windows find my drives?

I'm using an abit AV8. After this I'm going to reset the bios and see if that fixes anything. Thanks in advance for replys.


A:Not recognizing disk drives

Try swapping them master/slave. I had a Sony CDRW drive once that wouldn't do anything unless it was the Master.

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I have found that many people are having this same problem. I have not seen any recent posts concerning this matter so maybe someone found a solution. Pointer anyone?
here is my problem:

inserting any type of disk(OEM, data, music, blank, etc) in either of the drives results in nothing happening, well, it does ask me if I would like the disk(fixated already) formatted, that goes for ANY disk.

I CAN get the cd-rom and dvd drive to work if I have at least one disk inserted on a restart. Don't know why this works. Im sure someone here does.

I hear this problem occurs on XP also and might be related to an MS update.

Any help out there?..in here?

My rig is:

Asus MVP32+
AMD Phenom Quad BE 2.6
Corsair RAM 4 gigs
Asus dvd-rom drive
Blue Ray drive
Window Vista 64 Home Premium

A:CD drives not recognizing any disk HELP

Originally Posted by Stonyclaws

I have found that many people are having this same problem. I have not seen any recent posts concerning this matter so maybe someone found a solution. Pointer anyone?
here is my problem:

inserting any type of disk(OEM, data, music, blank, etc) in either of the drives results in nothing happening, well, it does ask me if I would like the disk(fixated already) formatted, that goes for ANY disk.

I CAN get the cd-rom and dvd drive to work if I have at least one disk inserted on a restart. Don't know why this works. Im sure someone here does.

I hear this problem occurs on XP also and might be related to an MS update.

Any help out there?..in here?

My rig is:

Asus MVP32+
AMD Phenom Quad BE 2.6
Corsair RAM 4 gigs
Asus dvd-rom drive
Blue Ray drive
Window Vista 64 Home Premium

the First (and cheapest) thing to check with any cd/dvd read problems is the IDE (or SATA) cable changing this can often save time and money.

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My DVD drive on my Hewlett Packard PC was working just a week or two ago. Today when I try to view a disk, the drive opens & a message appears on the screen says to insert a disk. Is there anything that I can do to get it to work? Thanks.

A:DVD Drive Not Recognizing Disk

Check the Windows Hardware Device Manager to see if there are any yellow warnings of red errors showing for the DVD drive icon. You may need to install or re-install the latest drivers if any warnings or errors are showing.

If there are no errors, and assuming it is a DVD/CD combo drive, try reading a commercially pressed DVD and a commercially pressed CD. When you put one of the discs in, do you here it spinning up and can you hear the optical heads moving like they are trying to read the disc. If you can hear the activity, but the disc is not being read, you may have a dirty or failed CD and/or DVD optical pickup.

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My Disk Drive won't recognize DVDs, games or anything. When I put the game in and click on the DVD-RAM Drive button under "My Computer" it says "Please insert a disk into drive D:." I've tried to restart the computer as well. However, I have also made some updates recently.

Computer Informaion:
Model:Latitude E4300
with Windows XP Professional

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:My Disk Drive Isn't Recognizing DVD's, Games, or CDs

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Hello folks, this is my first post, ever, which makes me a newbie at this. Hope I can find someone with a similar -and resolved- experience or some help. I have dome much reading of other forums, MS knowledge base and found nothing positive yet.

I had been doing fine until recently with my DVD drives (a plain reader and a Burner). I went and purchased Halo 2 for Vista and found that the Drives (both) list as "UDF volume" only when the disk is in. If I attempt to open or explore after right clicking on the drive, I get a message saying "please insert a disk in Drive "X". If I click on install program, I get then a BSOD. Curiously I unplugged one of the drives and plugged in another DVD burner I have, and that one shows the same UDF volume description, but when I clicked on explore, the normal window came up and it showed as if the disk was empty.

In placing the same DVD into a different computer, also running Vista Ultimate, all is normal, I get the spash screen for installation, can explore the disk and all, plus no "UDF volume" by the disks.

Does anyone has any ideas? BTW, I placed in each of those drives (the troublesome ones) my Vista disk, a DVD movie, a CD with a program, a CD with plain data files and all behaved normally. I placed those troublesome drives in the other computer running Vista and they behave normally on that machine.

My system: Home made (by me), ASUS P5B Deluxe-WiFi-Solo MB -latest Bios and chipset loaded, Intel Du... Read more

A:DVD drives not recognizing disk contents

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Hello all,

I just ran into a situation that had the following symptoms:USB Disk drives would install fine
Any other USB device (wireless mouse, scanner, etc) would not install with the error "cannot find the device driver"
The USB core device driver, USB Root driver, USB Composite driver and Generic USB Hub driver all appeared to be working ok
If you went to update the driver for the USB Composite or the USB Hub it would state that it could not find the driver for the device, even though they were installed
So I went through all of the usual troubleshoot procedures, removed the USB core driver, USB Root, USB Composite and Generic USB Hub, restarted and then let the system reinstall. After the reinstall the same symptoms appears. Utilized an open source program called USB Oblivion to wipe ALL USB entries from the registry (USB Oblivion makes a copy of the registry before doing so but if I were you I would also make a recovery point before doing this). Rebooted, everything USB reinstalled just fine but still had the same issue with composite devices.

I was down to the wire with Dell tech support (they even sent someone out to replace the motherboard thinking there might be a problem there) whereby I was going to have to reinstall the complete OS!

So here is how I finally resolved the problem:
I had read about an issue on one of the forums here about the files being in sync between the c:\windows\inf directory and the c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS director... Read more

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I just recently bought new parts and built a pc. This is the first one I have built but I had some help from friends in the process. Here's the stats on the computer I have in hopes it helps solve my problem:

ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card


When I first setup the computer everything worked fine, but I got a Trojan Virus called cmdService and was unable to reslove any issue with that. I used Hijackthis, Ewido, Spybot and Norton Antivirus and all were unable to delete the virus. Despite that issue the system still worked fine.

I had also had frequent Audio problems where the sound would just stop working. I went through many troubleshooting options to get it working again and sometimes it would work but then it would stop again. I read through several other forums and I think some lead me in the wrong direction. It now took about 5 minutes for windows to startup after login and I got these two error messages:

ALi 5289: Windows Sockets???

RUNDLL: Error loading w08b4021.dll The specified module could not be found.

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A:Setup not recognizing any Hard Disk.

Reset your bios by removing the cmos battery for a few minutes then put it back in. Only connect the hard drive that you are installing Windows on. Boot from the XP cd and get into the install screen. Delete the current partition, then create a new partition in the unpartitioned space and do a full format. Then install Windows. See if this helps. If not you could have problems with your memory modules.

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I've just built a new PC and can't get the floppy drive to work right. It tests during POST fine, and will attempt to access the drive during boot as well as when I try to open it through Windows. However, it's not recognizing that it has a disk inserted, either at boot or through Windows. I'm currently working with an ASUS A7N-266-VM-AA motherboard with Windows XP operating system. I've tested with known-good cables and drives with no result. Any ideas short of replacing the entire board?


A:Floppy woes, not recognizing disk

Do you have an A - B floppy cable and have it connected to the right connector? Is the cable backwards...LED will constantly be on on the drive.

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OK, I'm currently using Windows XP Pro 32 bit. I have an Asus A8v-Deluxe mobo. My hard drive is a samsung, SATA. I have it set in my bios to IDE.

I go to install Windows 7 Professional, x64. When it gets to the screen where my hard-drives / partitions should be located so I can select one to install on, on, nothing shows up. I had a disk of Promise SATA378 drivers for XP, but I tried that with windows 7 and that did not work. I also tried going into my bios and changing the hard-drive setting from IDE to RAID, but that made no difference.

I guess I need Promise drivers for Windows 7, (or vista apparently), but can not find either. Can someone here help?

A:Windows 7 not recognizing Hard disk (Promise 378)

Quote: Originally Posted by Accipiter

OK, I'm currently using Windows XP Pro 32 bit. I have an Asus A8v-Deluxe mobo. My hard drive is a samsung, SATA. I have it set in my bios to IDE.

I go to install Windows 7 Professional, x64. When it gets to the screen where my hard-drives / partitions should be located so I can select one to install on, on, nothing shows up. I had a disk of Promise SATA378 drivers for XP, but I tried that with windows 7 and that did not work. I also tried going into my bios and changing the hard-drive setting from IDE to RAID, but that made no difference.

I guess I need Promise drivers for Windows 7, (or vista apparently), but can not find either. Can someone here help?

not sure if you have a raid or not but drivers can be found here. If they are not available for win 7 then use vista in compatability mode. As a last resort use the xp driver in compatability mode



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I just had Win XP Pro installed on my machine. Primary HD is 80 GB. The drive previously ran Win 98 SE. The tech formatted it and installed Win XP Pro. System runs fine and all appears to function OK. However, the drive capacity is not accurately displayed anywhere in the system (other than BIOS). I'm trying to find out how I can have the drive space accurately displayed.

1. My Computer shows the drive as 19.1 GB, with 13.6 free

2. Right clicking on My Computer brings up Disk Management, which shows it as Drive 0, with total space of 74.50 GB. I'm OK with that number. The drive is divided into 2 sections, the blue section shows 19.10 GB space available, while the green section shows 55.39 free space available

Not sure if the above info helps or if there is more I can provide. I'd like to have My Computer, Windows Explorer, etc, accurately display the drive as an 80 GB.


A:System not recognizing full disk space

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I ha an HP computer, Vista, IE9. There are 5 Removable Disks (F,G,H,I,J) listed under the DVD RW Drive(E) which has a disk in it. I have been inserting my memory card into my PC & the photos have appeared on Removable Disk G for over 2 yrs. Suddenly this no longer works. The memory card is not being recognized by any of the removable disks. The memory card appears to still be in good shape; I can view the photos on my camera. I can also view them on my Epson printer when I insert the memorary card into the slot on the printer. Unfortunately I am dealing with another problem with that. I right clicked on Computer, Disk Manager - Device G is supposedly healthy.

A:Removable Disk Not Recognizing Memory Card

so presumably the computer has a card reader slot
is that shown in device manager under disk drives
what is the full model of the HP please
and work your through these suggestions please -
yours may of course not be a Pavilion but the process of checking is the same

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I'm trying to install a copy of XP on my secondary hard drive but every time i put in the CD and it asks me which partition or disk i want to install it to it never shows my secondary hard drive (E:) but it does show my main HDD and even my external USB drive.

Before i tried all this i formated the drive (disk 1) via the "diskmgmt.msc" and it's labeled there as a healthy active primary partition, just like my disk 0.

it's a WDC WD80, and it shows up everywhere else i try to find it. i can browse it via the explorer. i can put files on it and even format it, but for some reason it doesn't show up when i pop in that xp install disc. any ideas?

A:XP installation disk not recognizing second hard drive

I believe you need to switch between master and secondary harddisk

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I have a Equium A210-1C4 which will not recognise the odd.
The drive has power and spins disks but does not appear as a drive in MY COMPUTER.

It also is not recognised in the Bios.
I have updated the Bios and tried to install the firmware but get message that the drive is not found.

I have tried is in another computer and it works fine.
Has anyone had similar problems and is there a solution?

Many thanks

A:Equium A210-1C4 not recognizing optical disk drive

> I have tried is in another computer and it works fine.
You have tested optical disc drive in other computer?
Anyway, if the ODD is not recognized in BIOS I?m afraid ODD controller is defective. It is mainboard issue so there is no some kind of easy solution.
I don't think you can do much about that except to exchange the mainboard.

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Recently I the trouble where my drive did not recognize there was a blank cd ready in place. I tried all kinds of things then I tried chkdsk/f/v and it found errors on the HDD and cured my problem. I hope this is of some help to you folks out there.

Go into DOS (the command prompt) and type chkdsk/f/v and press Enter.

Have fun

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I could use some help with my laptop. I can't play any CDs or DVDs or any 3.5" disks. I'm not sure what happened. Can anyone help me with trouble shooting? Are there any settings I can change on my computer that might help it recognize the other drives?

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Not Recognizing CD-RW/DVD-ROM or Disk drive


Check Device Mgr, thru ControlPanel/System. See if those devices are even listed there, and/or if they have any notations indicating problems. Report back with what you find.

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i think i might've posted this on the wrong forum so i thought i'd send a link here to hopefully to get some replies..


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Very new to this sort of thing, hope I don't upset anyone. Basically what happened was I deleted the factory partitions on this laptop( HP Pavilion G6) using disk management down to two partitions and attempted to install Ubuntu on the other partition.

After a horrendously failed attempt to install Ubuntu, disk management will not recognize my hard drive even though I can see it and access it through windows. I just want to re-partition it so I can set up a recovery partition.

It wouldn't boot up after the failed install, saying I had no operating system, but I used a win7 repair disc and now it boots up fine, but disk management doesn't show my hd or any partitions.

any help would be appreciated.


A:Disk Manager Not Recognizing C: Drive after failed Ubuntu install

In a situation where you attempted the installation of another OS I would opt for the use of GParted Live for cd you can also see written to a small usb flash drive. You first remove the new, existing partitions in order to start off with a fresh C primary.

From the dropdown list of file systems you simply select "ntfs" in lower case letters not the default ext 2 when going to format it. This should also eliminate all traces of the Grub installer used by many distros that is automatically installed as well as replace the traces of VFat in favor of NTFS.
Hello originalspam Welcome to the SevenForums!

Evidently while the 7 install went all well something of the other OS is lingering that has to be removed. That little bit of Partition Table info is still Linux where Windows cannot see onto any Linux drives or partitions as a rule.

This would be one explanation why your drive isn't being seen in the DM even with a 7 install on the drive itself since it hasn't been initialized there yet. GParted is preferred as the best since it is cross platform and will insure the drive becomes all MS. The latest release in iso is 126.1mb in size found at GParted - Browse /gparted at SourceForge.net

The General Documentation for use is seen at GPARTED DOCUMENTATION - GENERALITIES Some additional screenshots can be viewed at GParted -- Screenshots

Before the use of the drive tools on the 7 dvd or for any other paritioning program to see a new C primary created you could also... Read more

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis

also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1

How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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i want to do that.so give me the best way.please

A:how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

Hello pvnam95 and welcome to Seven Forums.

The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

But it really depends on what kinds of drives you have (internal, external, spinner, solid state) and the type of data you're trying to move (large movies, small documents, encrypted, the operating system, etc.) Could you provide a screenshot of your Disk Management? And also fill in your System Specs.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Mornin' Folks,
  Got a curiosity here, and was wondering if my assumptions are correct.
Situation:  2 hd's  1=300+gbs; 2=500+gbs.  Coulda' swore that I loaded 1 as 0, installed win 7 on it(from boot, partitioned it there, as well as partioning 2 more volumes on same), partioned 2(disk 1) with 3 equal partions.  When building
sys plugged sata cords into appropriate slots. 
Loaded win 7 on disk 0.  Left other partitions alone to do later from OS gui, did NOT load anything on disk 1 (the 500) but did partition it from the boot, at the boot disk option.   Wiped all clean, reformatted all internals...etc., etc..
I reconfig the BIOS, Win 7 boots...ouila!
Config the unallocated spaces (remember I partitioned them with the win 7 disk at initial) with Disk Manager GUI.  Put a swap file on 1st volume disk 1. 

Disk 0 configs its own reserved where I had installed the OS...I know this.  Put a 400 mb. sys managed pagefile on disk 0.  Got rid of hiberfil.sys.  Swap file for ENTIRE 'puter on disk 1, partition/volume 1...first part./vol.
EVERYTHING = hunky dorey.....yee haw! 
Now, on at least a weekly basis disk 0 and disk 1 switch places as seen in Disk Manager (right click 'puter...Manage...Storage...Disk Management) ALONG WITH: All the volumes, files, AND the OS.  So sometimes the 300 has the OS, volumes, files, etc. 
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A:Disk 0 and Disk 1 keep switching places in Disk Management

"HoratioL" wrote in message news:51f7bcfa-6e1d-4fd3-b5ba-e7aefa94113b...


So Folks....anyone have any ideas on my Disks switchin' around on me?

About the only thing I can think of, if you're not switching physical connections is that something is happening in BIOS. - either you're flipping the boot order there, and Windows is interpreting it differently, or something is getting stuck, and the
boot order is changing as a consequence.

Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi |
CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

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Hi there,

I bought a used laptop. I checked it carefully and sure that there was 300Gb Dik C and 500Gb Disk D.

But after a day, Disk D suddenly went missing. I checked the Disk Management and use other partition software but Disk D (w 500Gb) cannot be found.

I tried partition recovery and perhaps i might recover the 500gb in Disk C but no success.

I checked the files in Disk C and noticed a certain file with "ss" as a name and icon like a disk. "ss" format as I check is in Disk Image File.
And to my surprise, the files originally in Disk D is here in "ss"

After several tries, I figured out that in order to unhide Disk D, I have to open "ss" inside Disk C. Everytime I shut down my laptop and opened it, Disk D is missing. Then I have to click the file "ss" again in Disk C to unhide Disk D.

Though annoying, somehow it solves the problem.

However I realized that my Disk D w/c have 500gb would only saved the files in Disk C "ss" file. Meaning if I only have 50Gb files in Disk D, only that 50 Gb will be saved in "ss" file.

Has anyone encountered this problem? There are no other problems in my laptop except that Disk D file is missing. Can someone help what to do to make Disk D appear as it is? My friend told me to just reformat my laptop but it might ruin my disks. I'm currently using Windows 8.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

A:Disk D Missing/ Disk D Saved File is in Disk C

I agree with your friend. Do a clean reinstall of Windows and get a fresh start with that laptop.
Using a laptop that still contains all the debris and issues from its previous owner is not what you want to do.

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that laptop?


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Need help guys.

I have tried putting in my windows disk but it still comes back

I have been told to post a log generated by hijack this so here it is

A:Windows - No Disk There is no disk in drive please insert a disk

grevious, to better help you, can you let us know when the error message started to occur and what the exact error message is?

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Note I have a OEM windows product key .

No Recovery disk, Repair disk and Installation disk came with my computer.

Do I have to go to Microsoft web site or the manufacturer of the computer web site to download the recovery disk, repair disk and Installation disk.

Some one said you can download windows ISO from Microsoft web site if you have the product key is that true?

If not where do you get the Installation disk, recovery disk, or repair disk?

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Yesterday I removed several unused programs from my wifes laptop, (HP Pavilion zv5000). One of them was a DVD authoring program. I also ran AdWareSE, and AVG AntiSpy & Antivirus scans. When I finished I checked the device manager and noticed that the CD/DVD had a problem. The status of the drive was.

?Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)?

The drive spins, and I can boot from it. However it does not show up in 'My Computer'. Will doing a Windows XP reinstall and taking the repair option fix this? Should I try anything else first?

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

In my opinion i think taking the repair option should fix that... but you might also want to try using system restore and restoring your laptop back a couple of days and see if that resolves the problem... you can access this feature my clicking start> run> in the run dialog box type "msconfig" without the quotes and then you should click on the button that says "Launch System Restore" once again.. without quotes. :) good luck!

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Hey guys and gals!

Well i got a tough one for you guys and I hope that you are up for the challenge. Here is the situation.

A few months ago my DVD burner was working perfectly fine. Something happened not sure as to what since I don't use them that much. I was unable to burn or play DVD's but i could play and burn audio CD's. I then proceeded to use this program that comes with the HP called either PC tune up and repair or PC Doctor. The program made me run some tests on the DVD burner which told me it was a faulty drive.

I then went out and bought a new burner. I put it in and now i'm getting the same results. When ever i try to burn somthing I get the "please insert blank disc" which i've tried many different dvd-r's and brands. also, when i installed the new burner i can't use my other cdrom as well.. the cdrom is doing the same thing.

In windows explore it recognizes the drive, but when a CD is inserted nothing comes up. It shows the drive as blank. I went into device manager and it said that they were working properly.

Also, I was using Nero and Ashampoo as my software. i deleted the DVD rom from my device manager and restarted which didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled my burning software. I did the whole upper and lower registry thing as well. Any idea what this could be? could it be bad cable? Thanks

OS: Windows XP Home
Pooter: HP pavillion a620n
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A:DVD/CD not recognizing anything

Worth checking: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/aspisetup.cfm

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Hello all.
I think this goes in this forum if not I apologize. So my cpu fan died and I replaced it. My MB is not recognizing that I made this change. I have to spam F2 to boot from windows otherwise my computer shuts down as it still thinks my fan is dead. Yes the fan is installed properly and does work)

I have gone into BIOS and saved changes and while I can restart without an issue, when I power down completely and start back up.. I get the CPU has failed message .

I really need to reinstall my OS( win 7) as its been a year since last install. I am afraid to do so as I won't have a windows option in boot manager if I am reinstalling yes?

I hope I am making sense as to what my issue is)

my comp is a HPE-210y

Thank you for your time and I appreciate any help I will receive.


A:New CPU Fan, MB not recognizing

Did you buy an identical HP fan? If not you likely have too. Some systems like this expect the fan to spin at very precious speeds and if the replacement fan spins too slow or fast the system may not think it's working properly.

Why do need to reinstall Windows? Although to reinstall Windows you can use the built-in HP Recovery, see here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418

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I have recently installed XP Professional onto my partitioned hard-drive(the other side has Win98se)but cannot seem to get it to recognize my cd drive...i have attempted to load the software for the Asus 50x cd player but to no avail...I have tried from Win98(where I had to install the OS from)and I have attempted to boot up with the player software...does not work...control panel and system information(hardware)does not show it even installed...
Anyone have any suggestions?

Also,when booting up my computer,i have the option of which OS I want to use...when I choose XP it takes a long long time to load up...I cannot find anything anywhere that would cause this ridiculously long boot up...
Win98se takes a fraction of the time...
Once again,suggestions?
thanks in advance

A:XP not recognizing cd

Does your motherboard have UATA Drive controllers?

If it does, then XP may not correctly function if you didn't load the drivers at the start of the installation. Also, if you're running a 3rd party controller, such as a Promise Controller, the drivers needed to be loaded during setup as well.

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I have a HP dv6000z. It was running XP Home SP2. I did a clean install of XP Pro then took out my SP2 cd and updated that and then did all the other updates. I decided to give Vista a shot. It took with the upgrade CD that I got from HP. After Vista was up and running fine I updated my BIOS to the most recent version. Everything was still running fine.

I then decided I wanted to dual boot XP and Vista and also XP Pro 64 to give it a shot.

I popped in a new XP Pro SP2 cd that I got from my school and deleted the c: partition then divided it up into 3 partitions, 2 20 gigs and 1 25 gig and installed XP Pro SP2 on the c: partition, the 20 gig partition. Everything went fine.

I downloaded all the updates from Microsoft and then went into my computer for the first time and noticed it was only seeing 256 mb of ram. I have 2 1 gig sticks in my machine. I then decided to flash back to the old BIOS I had before I upgraded, since I dont remember checking Vista after the BIOS upgrade if it was recognizing the 2 gigs or not, but it was Vista and not XP so that might make a difference, I am not sure.

Well I flashed back and still it only says 256 and it seems that the computer is running awfully sluggish, like it only has 256 ram haha. This is weird since both sticks are greater than 256. Thanks for any help.

A:XP Pro SP2 only recognizing 1/8th of ram

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I just ordered Windows Vista Beta 2 a couple days ago, and it came in the mail today. I partitioned my hard drive, adding a 40 GB partition directly after my Windows XP drive. When booting from the 32-bit DVD, there are no options in the hard drive list for where to install Vista. I'm assuming it doesn't have to correct drivers and I need to load them from an external source.I'm wonder how I would go about doing that. My hard drive model, as supplied by the manufacturer of my copmuter, is NVIDIA JBOD 372.61GUpdate: I did a google search, and found that my motherboard is the one that requires the drivers. I found this page: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_download..._x86_beta2.html which pretty much explains my exact situation. I downloaded the drivers and burned them to a CD, but when I went back into the Vista installation and Loaded Drivers, I got a message saying they weren't found on the CD.Update2: I tried putting those same driver on a USB flash drive, and got the same result. The installation wasn't able to find any drivers. Something else I shoulod note: this last time I booted from the installation DVD, I got to the "Choose where to install" screen and saw that my external HDD was on the list. The other times I had attempted to install, my external was turned off, but this time I turned it on before booting and it recognized it.Update3: I decided to install Vista through Windows XP, and not booting it from the DVD. I got up to the point where it tried to ... Read more

A:Not Recognizing My Hdd

Your MBR has become over written.. Both windows and vista have become combined... Im sorry I dont have a direct link to the program, but if you look in my fat32+linux=? topic, you'll see a link to MBRWiz, its a program that you use to reset the MBR. Alternativley.. You can use the windows xp recovery console, and use the command "fixmbr" without the quotes.
Keep in mind that this will fix your MBR to where it was when you first installed windows xp... Your best bet is to format the vista partition, and look for some tips on how to do that..

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I have a Dell XPS M140 with a CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure what has happened but the computer no longer recognizes when I put a CD in the drive - either a CD with data or a blank CD. It does recognize DVD's. Under My Computer the D drive says DVD-RW. I honestly don't remember if it has always said that or if I've somehow turned off the CD capability. Any help would be appreciated as I am not very technically inclined when it comes to the computer.

A:Not recognizing cd's

Welcome to TSG!

We can try disabling and then reinstalling the drive (not physically- just the driver). Let me know what version of Windows you have and I can give you more detailed instructions!

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I have had this install of windows for about a year now. It has always recognized both HDD one 80gb and one 250gb. It recently started to not recognize the 250(backup) hdd. I know its not the IDE cables because XP doesn't recognize it sometimes but my BIOS and POST screen sees it every time. I am not sure why windows is not recognizing my second HDD. Please help.

Thank you.

A:XP not recognizing 2nd HDD

check the plug is secure into the drive
try a new cable it may have a broken wire in it which can cause the problem

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I am running a HP dv9000 notebook with XP.
This morning I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows because my computer had been crashing. It works really well except for now it is running slowly. I checked the system part of the control panel and noticed it is saying that I only have 256mb of RAM installed currently.

AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile
803 MHz (seems to fluctuate IDK if this is also part of the problem)
256 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension.

I installed SP3 earlier and then subsequently uninstalled it thinking that was the problem. The BIOS screen and Belarc Advisor are both showing that I have 2GB Ram installed.

I have been trying things all day, none of them worked! Please help so I can get my computer back.

A:XP Not Recognizing Ram

check the bios for any ram settings, it can be limited there...otherwise run a memory test with a ubuntu cd (can be downloaded for free)

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I have a new build with a Lite-On Blue Ray player, it has been fine playing CD/DVD but I tried a Blu-Ray and it does not recognize. I realized I had not installed "Cyberlink BD Solution" so I tried to do so- I am unable to install it! When I try to install it (BD Solution v6) I get an install shield error 1628: failed to install...

Can anyone help with getting this thing to work? Is there something I need to do to get the software to install or is there another codec I could use to get MP to recognize Blu-Ray disks?

I already went in and changed the region setting in Windows- no help!

Running Windows 7 64bit


A:Blu-Ray not recognizing Blu-Ray Help!!

Just google "installshield error 1628" and search for solutions within the last one month and you can find three or four fixes for resolving it.

But before trying any of those, try to install the program as an administrator and check whether it gets you through. Open the CD Install, right click on the specific installer and "Run as Administrator".

If it does not resolve the problem, then try the other fixes.

(Incidentally I too have a Liteon iHBS112 BD writer and had installed the BD Solution on my 32bit OS. Hadn't experienced any install problems.)

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My PC is suddenly not.............Rom! I have restarted my computer but still nothing happened..even the DVD DRIVE LOGO(H - isn;t appearing. I am not good in computers so pls give me easy ans.

A:Not recognizing my DVD-rom


you need to remove the side of the PC with the power off and reseat the big grey cable and the little 4 wire cable,

then as the PC boots up look for the option to enter the BIOS, its a bit of a minefield for those who havent been in it but have a look around in their and see if their is anything related to secondary IDE channel and make sure its turned on.


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I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.

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I have a Packard Bell Legend Supreme 1910, it came with 32M of RAM. I removed the 32M and installed 128M. My computer still says that I have 32M. I checked the advanced settings of msconfig and I am not limiting the size of allowable RAM.

A:Not recognizing new RAM

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I am running Win 7 on a Intel Core I7 920 processor. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R FE motherboard. My RAM is (4) G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBRH 2G sticks of DDR3 RAM. It says the type is PC3-10700H. When I check my system settings in windows, it says I have 8 GB installed but only 6 GB usuable. Is there any way to make it so that all of it is usable? Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Win 7 not recognizing all RAM


I've done a bit of research on this, it looks like the only way to enable 8Gb is to update the bios. That motherboard is now a discontinued item. Which means you might consider purchasing a newer model with more options.

You can find more information here.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3265#bios

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I have a PC that is not recognizing a 128 mg Dimm.
The PC now has 4, 8 Mg simms. I removed the Simms and added the Dimm but I am getting a memory beep error on boot up.

I am not sure of the name of the motherboard (it has a model number of "MS5129 Ver. 1", but there is a set of dip switches next to the memory slots. Is it possible these dip switch need to be set differently to recognize the Ram?

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.

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For Some reason my comp is not recognizing my RAM. I have 2 256 sticks but when i right click on MY COMPUTER is says 240RAM. You can check my comp specifications at http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10079

A:HP not recognizing RAM

Did you just add another 256 MB module? If so, did you check if it's compatible with your mainboard (ECC, registering, parity, speed etc) ?

240 looks to me like you have an onboard graphics adapter that's taking 16 MB of RAM.

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

A:Not recognizing USB HD

3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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Ok, I had loaded Roxio onto this computer...not knowing any better. So I figured out that this was the issue. I took Roxio off of the machine, restarted and then bam my cd/dvd rom is back!! YEAH for me but bummer since Roxio is one of my most favorite programs..



Ok, so I am brand new to Vista. I have had to purchase two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, in the last week and both are Vista. I have not had huge issues too much so far, everything seems really cool.....don't have trouble getting around or finding things. But I do have a major problem with the desktop.

It is not recognizing the cd/dvd rom drive!! I go into the device manager and there is the little yello "!" icon by it so I go in and try to see what is wrong with it and it says the driver is already there.

Anyone have any ideas?? I really to get the internet going on theis computer for school and I can't get the software for the wireless router adapter to go.....of course because the cd/dvd isn't being recognized now. I can say though that yesterday it was and I loaded several programs onto this machine with no problem. Now today it won't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

Try the steps in this article to remove the filters that may be preventing your system from recognizing the drive. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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