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USB drive not detected on one PC, but is detected on other PCs

Q: USB drive not detected on one PC, but is detected on other PCs

My Kingston Data
Traveller 8 GB drive (1 yr old) is not getting detected on my new PC (2 weeks old). It was working perfectly on my old pc, and is working fine on my office PC, frnd's PC, Philips DVD player, Sony HiFi audio system.

My mobo is Biostar TA785GE 128M, OS is win xP Pro 32 bit. The drive is detected on all USB ports of mobo, but as soon as I start any data transfer, it crashes and i get error that data cannnot be transfered.

The Disk Management (My Computer - Manage) shows the drive as healthy, but after I start any file transfer, in a few seconds, it reads "Unreadable". Sometimes, the drive letter also goes missing. In brief, the drive is displayed in My Computer till any file transfer is initiated. As soon as any file trnsfr starts, I get error that file transfer is not complete and the drive goes missing.

My frnd's UsB drive (2 GB), and my old 256 mb drive, both work and files are transferred which removes the doubt that there is some prob in USB ports. As the 8gb pen drive works on other PCs and devices, so i guess the drive is okay. I ran HDtune for it, and it has no bad sectors. That leaves my OS as the culprit (I assume). Looks like there is some problem in the way XP maps the USB drive.

I've tried many things, and here is my observation:

* Changed drive letter to other letters, but to no avail. Changed drive letter to a working USB drive letter, but failure again.
* Formatted many times, but data transfer gives error
* My frnd's pen drive shows as file system as FAT, but mine shows FAT32. Wt's the diference?
* After formatting, the volume label is showing as "NEW VOLUME". Earlier it used to be "Kingston".
* Updated chipset and USB drives from biostar site, but error persists
* chkdisk /r gives "no problems are found", but also shows "cannot write boot sector" error.

Can anyone help me?

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A: USB drive not detected on one PC, but is detected on other PCs

Try the troubleshooting steps you'll see here: Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive

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I should have came to this conclusion sooner, but my current re-installation of Windows has some problems that I haven't had the time to address until now. What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. However, herein lies my problem...

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have the latest version of my bios. I have also tried changing cables. The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

Once my system boots into Windows, however, the drive is recognized and acts normally as if nothing happened in bios. Media operates fine. I have checked the event viewer, and there are no entries anywhere that states my optical drive has been experiencing problems, and yes, in fact it operates just like it always does.

Can anyone help me get my bios and cdrom back together again? The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I wish I could say how long this has been happening, but I really don't know as of today. There have been no hardware changes in the past three months, and my current installation and configuration began back in late April.

Thanks for your time...

A:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.

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I'm running 2 pc's on windos xp pro, I have a d-link wireless N router, and i just can't use my pc which is connected through the wireless part of the router.

It shows the signal Very strong strength, then it doesn't see anything at all, and it keeps happening over and over. I've tried changing the wireless channel, nothing.
The other PC has an USB wireless adapter.
PS: i've tried restarting the router/moden, to no avail.

Anyone got any ideas ?

A:wireless network detected, not detected, detected and so on.

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Hi, I am completely new to this, so please be patient. All I know is that my new computer has detected the Trojan files listed in the subject and I don't know how to get rid of them. I am running Vista premium and this is my first post, so I need to know what I can do to remove this stuff before it starts wreaking havoc. Thanks!

A:Solved: OfficeScan detected WinAntiSpyware2007 file and SpyHunter 2.9 detected Trojan.vundo!

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:


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Today Norton Antivirus began to block threats from Trojan.Zeroaccess.B, Trojan.Gen, Trojan.Gen.2, and Trojan.Zeroaccess.C. I have been prompted to do a manual removal of Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 from c:\windows\system32\services.exe. Additionally, Bitcoinminer is being repeatedly detected, blocked and quarantined. I'm not sure if Norton is having a problem deleting/quarantining Bitcoinminer, or if it is actually being downloaded over and over. I suspect that these two problems are related, as they started at the same time.

From what I gather, the fix seems to be quite complicated and I would appreciate some help.

My system is running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP 1. Looking at similar threads, it looks like I'll need to use a flash drive to run removal tools. I do not currently have a flash drive on hand, but I do have an 4 GB SD card. Will that be a sufficient replacement?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Ii-chan at 21:49:01 on 2013-01-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1033.18.6060.2045 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Trojan.Zeroaccess!inf4 detected in services.exe, also Bitcoinminer is repeatedly detected/blocked

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed.  I tried to reeboot and i got -  ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark BurIn Test Pro v8.1 All the tests came back excellent which lead me to see if it was a BIOS issue.  I downoaded the updated v1.5 this morning and replaced the original v1.1.  No change in HDD detection. What really puzzles me is that when i use an OS through my USB or USB-SSD, they detect the drive and I am able to read/write to the entire drive without any loss of data or S.M.A.R.T. errors.  I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS.  I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping.   OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

A:ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

It sounds like something is timing out.  It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB.  You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot.  That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

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I did a stupid thing yesterday. I downloaded an icon pack APK file on my computer to upload to my mobile. Anyway, the thing is, when I double clicked on it, BlueStacks (Android Emulator) opened up, and Avast started giving me lots of warnings about BlueStacks accessing Trojan URLs (it blocked them of course).
Now, the thing is: I scanned the APK file both in Malware Bytes Anti Malware and Avast (and even Malware Bytes Anti Rootkit), and it showed no virus or malware found. But when I try to attach the the same APK file as a Gmail attachment (which I read on the net detects viruses, which is why I tried it), Gmail gives me a "Virus found" error.
So, my question is how come such reliable antivirus / anti-malware programs like MBAM and Avast didn't detect the virus but Gmail did? And more importantly, (though I have deleted the APK file in question from my computer) is my computer safe? Or has a rootkit / trojan been installed?

A:Virus not detected in Avast & MBAM, but detected when I upload the file to Gmail

Upload file in question here: https://www.virustotal.com/ for security check.

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Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

That's what the system said, in DOS, on the black screen. Of course, I had my mouse and keyboard unplugged at the time, because I had just unplugged everything to move the computer.

Anyways, I plugged the keyboard and mouse in, restarted the computer, and everything started normally.

My question is, what is with this error? Vista can't boot up if I don't have a keyboard and mouse plugged in? It's not a big deal, but it seems like very odd behavior.

A:Keyboard not detected, Mouse not detected. Fatal Error, System Halted.

This has nothing to do with Vista whatsoever. As you said it showed up on the black screen with white text, which is the boot screen. The computer hasnt even started loading windows yet. The fatal eror occurs because you have no input device. The computer recognises this, and given that they are important, it puts a warning up that there is no connection.
It is completely normal, really, and whatever OS you have, its going to do the same thing.

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I hope you're having a good December. Thanks again for your previous help this past summer!

A scan by TrendMicro picked up several infections, most of which it was able to clean up. But it wasn't able to remove PAR_SE.50425 and PAR_SE.50426. It also says I have a (MS05-004) ASP.NET Path Validation Vulnerability (887219), even though I have automatic Microsoft security updates. The first several minutes of a PandaScan (I didn't have time to finish it) found some SearchMeUp adware.

I'm so sorry, I can't remember how to Hijack This, otherwise I'd post that log, too. Any help you could provide would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much

A:PAR_SE detected by trendmicro, searchmeup detected by panda

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Hi guys,

I bought a bluetooth dongle off of amazon so I could use my bluetooth headset with my comp. Once plugged in it installs driver version 6.1.7601.17889 from microsoft and there are no yellow '?'s. When I look for devices it sees my headset no probs but will not connect, which it does instantly with phones / tablets etc.

A very detailed search has brought me to the conclusion that it's a problem with the bluetooth driver, not the headset. Unfortunately there are no identifiers on the dongle itself but device manager seems to think it's:

Device type: Bluetooth Radios
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd

Is there anyway I can detect exactly the chipset in the dongle and get the correct drivers installed? Or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?


A:Bluetooth dongle detected, items detected but not connecting.

Have you tried contacting CSR? CSR PLC Customer Support

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Hi all,
I cannot use my keyboard when the PC post checks and stuff, for example when it says press del to enter setup.

However I can use the keyboard once in windows.

I am using Asus P5W64 WS Professional motherboard

The keyboard is a USB Microsoft one (Its like a USB and mouse through one USB)

Thanks everyone and merry xmas

A:Keyboard not detected in boot, but detected in windows

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Hello, I recently bought a Probook 450 G4, i7 7500U with 1 TO HDD and 8GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade it with an SSD so I bought a ADATA Premier SP550 2280 M.2 SSD. The BIOS detected it normally, but windows installer wouldn't find it. I removed the HDD and tried again, same issue. I then installed windows 10 on the HDD to try and format the SSD in windows and surprise! no sign of the SSD nowhere, not in browser nor in Disk Managment or Diskpart. Apparently HP disabled the M.2 port in BIOS as mentioned here ( https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-SSD-Upgrade/m-p/5580822#M3... ) I updated the BIOS the the latest version provided by HP for my laptop model and the same issue is still ongoing, this is a 120$ SSD that I can't use nor return as the problem is the HP product not ADATA's SSD! The simplest solution is in the hands of HP, just release a BIOS update with the M.2 port ENABLED ! why brag about having a M.2 port in your products and then DISABLE it ?! Any insights please ? Many Thanks. PS: I started a new thread yesterday and it is no longer available now ! did HP remove it or what ? it was there for a while and I'm sure! what a shame !   

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I've been working on this off and on for a week or 2 - searching the net hi and lo, including this site, and can't come up w/anything, so I'm resorting to posting here...

I've just built this PC (configuration should be in sig), and installed Win98SE on it.

I have a SoundBlaster PCI 128 CT 4700 (w/ES1370 chip) that I bought off a friend. He didn't have the original CD w/drivers.

I've downloaded SEVERAL different "updated" drivers from various sources (including Creative), but nothing seems to work.

Here's what happens:

Start PC
Windows sees new hardware and starts installing drivers. About the same time another window pops up:

Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 Hardware not detected. The driver will be disabled.

Press OK, this reveals the window in the bg:

System Settings Change
To finish setting up your new hardware, you must restart your computer. Do you want to restart your computer now?

Click Yes...

1)cmos/whatever screens flash, then
2)Windows98 lite blue startup screen
3)then dos screen for a few seconds - I have installed LetAssign that lets my "Data drive" be called D, and the "Games drive" be called G, etc...
4)then big blue screen with "dos-like" text:
Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 Hardware not detected. The driver will be disabled. Press any key to continue

Press "any" key....

Windows continues to start up just fine.

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I went to connect today and my dialup connection was gone.  I thought, well, I'll recreate it....but Windows would not let me and said (in the Connect to a Network box):  "Windows could not detect a dialup modem", "Is the modem connected?", "is the modem switched on?"
It is an internal modem.
I went to Device Manager, and there it is as usual, "This device is working properly".

A:Dialup modem detected, but not detected, huh?

Doing some searching gave me this solution:
It is caused by certain services being shut off for unknown reasons.... definitely unknown in my case (??).
Delete or rename the following folder:
(the folder, rtbackup)
However, it has some kind of protection and doesn't allow itself to be so changed.  I did it from a DOS boot disk with NTFS4DOS.
Everything is working.

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

are there any programs I could download on my laptop and put on my external that could be used to boot and run diagnostics on t... Read more

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my computer is acer aspire 3630.i have windows 7 32 bit os.my philips dvd drive is now not detected by my computer.when i was installing a game,beause of low battery,my computer shutted down.when i started it again,my dvd drive is not detected.it is not showing in the device manager and bios manager.what shall i do.

A:dvd drive not detected

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So I've just built my new computer and have been noticing some problems with the USB ports. When I first start up my computer, everything works fine, and if I plug in a flash drive - it is detected immediately and I can use it normally. However, after a while (say less than 12 hours) if I plug in the same flash drive - it is not detected.

Not only that but in My Computer, no additional drive shows up. I am unable to access Disk Management when this occurs as well. Furthermore, when I attempt to shut down, my computer freezes on the "Windows is shutting down" screen, and I have to manually power down. And occasionally, when the computer starts up again, I get a bsod.

I've installed all the necessary drivers, and cannot seem to figure out whats wrong. I'm running Windows XP SP3, and have an XFX 750i motherboard.

Your help is appreciated.

A:USB Drive is not detected after a while

Check your mobo for bulging or leaking capacitors.


if it checks out, try another PSU


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Hello, I recently purchased a USB 2.0 PCI Card, I installed it without any problems, It was detected by Windows XP and all the drivers were installed, But after Installing the Card, I noticed that My CD ROM drive is no longer visible when I click on the My Computer icon, When I go to System Properties -> Device Manager-> right click on my CD ROM - properties - It shows:

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

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

When I plug my iPod into the 2.0 USB card, It shows up as Drive (D) in My Computer, previously the CD ROM use to show as drive (D), also when I plug my external CDRW drive it also is not found.

I don't know whats going on.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:CD ROM Drive Not Detected

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i am getting a error message - no supported cdr or cdrw drive detected and same error on cd/dvd drive detected.both drives work when i insert cds but when i open these programs to use then the program error occurs .this started when i installed directx9.i then did a restore point and went back to the original settings (directx8).but the problem still exist.ive uninstall and reinstalled the software but no luck.

A:cd drive not detected

Closing duplicate, please only post once per problem.


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Sometimes my computer can see my dvd drive and sometimes it can't. Any thoughts. I already tried the registry thing where you delete the lowfilter. when i went in there there wasn't a low or highfilter reg. to delete. Thanks for any help.

A:DVD drive only detected sometimes.

Is your computer a laptop or desktop.

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guys please help me.. i got HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop w/ windows vista 64-bit as its OS.. and my DVD drive was not detected.. i've check the driver of the DVD and says it was updated and properly working.. but is was not detected when i opened computer.. the dvd driver of my laptop is FUJITSU MHZ2320BH G2 ATA device.. PLEASE HELP ME!!

A:HELP! DVD drive is not DETECTED

I presume that at some point in the not too distant past it was recognized? If so, try doing a System Restore. Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

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In my computer,The CD drive is not detected although it is detected in setup.In device manager, i have updated the driver .But it doesn't solve my problem.I am in urgent need. Pl reply me .

Yin Minn Pa Pa

A:no CD drive detected

Download CDgone to your desktop.

Right click and choose Extract All,
open folder and double click on cdgone.reg file

Do Not Click on EditReg.reg file

Restart your PC

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On my new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, my 4GB USB thumb drive is not detected.

The drive work fine on any other PC I have tried it on.

When I plug it in I hear the typical "connect" sound windows makes and the led on the device flashes a couple of times, but it does not show up in explorer nor in the "safely remove hardware" icon.

I have tired all 3 USB ports on my laptop and it won't work on any of them. Any other device I have connected to any of those USB ports has worked perfectly fine.

I have tried Control Panel > Add a device, but windows doesn't find anything.

What else can I do to get the device to work on my laptop?

A:USB drive not detected


I went to Control Panel>Printers and devices.
After devices and printers there was a third row with an unidentified USB device. Going to the properties of the device and then to change configuration (a button with the admin shield on it) I was able to force the system to look for an update for the device driver. It found one and installed it after which the drive popped up in my explorer. It works fine now.

Hope this will help someone who runs into the same problem. I still don't understand why this would happen, but at least I can use my drive again and access my files.

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My CD ROM drive recently has gone invisible. I heard it could be from a windows vista update, but I used the windows fix for that, and even manually attempted to disarm that. However, my computer still cannot detect the CD ROM. I checked the windows manager and it simply is not even on the list of my drives. Please.. I do not have the money to buy a new computer, and I really need my computer to retain its ability to read CD's.
Thank you

A:CD ROM drive not detected

okay what type of CD drive is it SATA or eide? why would you have a vista update on a machine running XP? have you tried opening the case to make sure a connector did not come loose either on the CD Rom or on the motherboard both data and power connectors??

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Here's my problem. One day my dad was trying to play a CD on our computer but it said didn't read. It doesn't show up on anywhere. I'm running Win95. please help!

A:CD drive not detected

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I upgraded my optical drive a while back with a Sony NEC Optiarc CD/DVD-RW. It worked fine, and recently I put in a secondary hard drive, Seagate, 80gb IDE ATA. That also worked properly, but I decided to move it another computer & make it the primary hard drive. After I removed it & booted up my system it said 'secondary drive not detected', so I went into the Bios & put the secondary drive on off. When it booted up I noticed that the Doptiarc) drive was not there. After I finished working with the other comp I decided I didn't need it there & put the secondary drive back in the main comp and it worked properly, but the optiarc still is not detected. I looked in the Bios, in the boot sequence, & next to IDE cd drive it says, 'not installed'. The jumper settings I had when it was working was main drive on master, secondary drive on slave, & optiarc on cable. I put the both the secondary & optiarc on slave to see if it would detect it, but I got the same results. I also went to manage under my comp, and the optiarc disk is not there. How come it's not recognized now?

Other spec on my comp are:
Dell 8250
Pentium 4 3.06ghz HT 478 pin
Phoenix Bios
512mb(2*256) RDRAM PC1066
Main hard drive: western digital 60 gb IDE ATA
Secondary hard drive: seagate 80gb IDE ATA 7200rpm
Optiarc is also on IDE cable.
OS: XP home sp2

Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

A:CD/DVD-RW Drive not detected

you must check the cable if it still works.

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Hey everyone,

My CD drive is no longer visible in My Computer, or the Device Manager and I need some help getting it back. My computer is HP Pavillion dv6500, with Vista operating system.

I tried one of Microsoft's Fix programs, but it said it couldn't resolve the issues.

Thanks for the help.

A:CD/DVD Drive Not Detected

I've tried updating my drivers, but it won't let me install the CD Drive one, and doesn't detect one to upgrade.

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My CD Drive has been acting up for a month or so now.
Most of the time the CD Drive is not detected, on the rare occasion that it is, after the computer has been on for awhile it will "lose" it and will no longer appear under my computer.
Its a Lite-on iHas524

The event viewer reports
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

It no longer appears in the Device Manager.

Also at the windows loading screen while booting it will sometimes hang for a minute or two which from what I understand is usually driver related.

I have checked the cables and everything is connected fine.

Is it possible to reinstall CDrom drivers?
If so, how would I go about doing that and where can I find them? There doesn't appear to be model specific drivers.

A:CD Drive not being detected.

Try opening Device Manager and clicking the Scan for Hardware changes. Hopefully you can follow my diagram. If that doesn't work check your cables, power and data to the drive for looseness, broken wires etc. If you have another connector on your motherboard, try swapping it to another one.

Drivers are generic ones Windows has already installed. There may be a firmware upgrade available, there was for my iHAS424 when I bought it.

EDIT: I checked http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=298&Itemid=67# and there seems to be no firmware upgrade.

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as I am trying to burn my video to DVD, when Iam clicking on create DVD I see the message "cannot detect a drive to write to". I have a cd writer in my PC so why am I seeing this message? Do I need something else in/on my PC?

A:no drive detected?

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Hey, I think some idiot got on my computer and deleted the CD ROM drive from My Computer and now it wont detect it at all (my family can be stupid)! How do I remedy this? Is there any way to do it without system restoration?

My computer is an HP Pavillion xt973, if that helps.

A:CD ROM Drive not detected!

Let's start by checking to see if it's recognized during the POST, you may be blaming them for something that just failed.

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I am using XP and it's not detecting my 1GB pendrive,

as soon as i insert its says "new hardware found" then "unknown device".
in device manager it shows Unknown Device -> properties says no driver installed.
I tried all my MBD CD drivers, also installed USB 2.0 but no result..

What could be the prob.....? please help

A:Pen Drive not detected

Hi Ajju and welcome to TSF !

If you're using the front USB ports try the rear ones. Also unplug all the other USB devices and see if it helps.

Have you installed all the latest critical updates from Windows XP ? You'll need service pack 2 for USB 2.0 devices to work properly.

What's your motherboard brand and model ? You can use everest from the "posting system specs" link in my sig to find out (it'll be next to "motherboard name" in the hardware summary).

Go to start => run and type devmgmt.msc. In the devicen manager expand universal serial bus controller. Do you see the word "enhanced" somewhere ?

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My DVD drive has stopped working, when I go to device manager and right click on DVD drive this is the message I get.

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I have deleted the DVD drive and restarted the computer, when I restart the drive is detected but still not working, HELP

A:dvd drive not detected

1) Is the optical drive detected in BIOS ?
2) Does the optical drive appear normally in Device Manager ?
3) Are there any other flagged devices in Device Manager ?
4) Did something happen just before your optical drive went bad ?

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I am working with a brand new Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz machine and am having trouble detecting my non-os hard drive which is IDE. My Primary os hard drive is SATA

When just my 320 GB SATA hard drive is plugged in, I have no problems. MY DVD drive can be seen at this time. But as soon as I try to plug in a IDE hard drive into my computer using the same IDE ribbon as my DVD drive, both the Hard drive and the DVD player dont show up. I have tried the Master, Slave, Single and Cable Select jumper settings on my hard drive. I forget which ones they are, but on a couple of those jumper settings, my computer won't even boot.

If it is necessary, I can try to recreate the error message caused when not able to boot.

Is there a special jumper setting that I am not aware of? Can anyone suggest a solution for making my hard drive detected.

(I have included my computer specs in my profile.)

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I'm running newly re-installed XP. I can plug a flash memory stick into any of my USB ports and its fine, if I plug in a Lacie USB HD it doesn't appear in My Computer altho its shown in Disk Management. Any ideas what's going on?

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Hi there..

I have a problem regarding DVD drive not getting detected in Windows seven.
I checked in Device Manager, and it shows that DVD drive is disabled. I checked the properties
and it shows the following message -

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Note: The DVD drive is working fine because it is working in Linux.

Kindly help.


A:DVD Drive not detected

What type of disk drive is it? what brand and model? Search for the brand and model on the official manufacturer site. Sounds to me like you do not have the driver installed.
When did the issue start to occur? Could you use your disk drive before? Did it suddenly stop working?
What happens when you try to enable it? Have you tried telling windows to search for a driver from windows update?

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It's been a week since i used my dvd/cd drive so i never noticed this until last night. My E drive isn't coming up i 'My Computer'. I went to see if it shows up in Device manager but the entire DVD/CD-Rom Drive section is gone so i can't uninstall and reinstall. I can hear the drive itself run whenever i place a cd inside so it's spinning it's just the drive is non existent on my computer.I ran regestriy editor to delete lower and upper filter files but upon reboot it didn't do anything, just in case i ran it in safe mode to see if that made any difference. So far i can't find a solution that works. I'm hoping i dont have to replace my drive entirely because it's somehow defective now. Anyone have some possible solutions?

A:dvd/cd-rom drive not detected

I have had the same problem as well.  I was able to correct it.  Here are some options:Put a couple of different DVD's into the drive.I know you said it doesn't show up in the Device Manager.  Go back to the Device Manger and right-click on IDE adapters and select Scan for changes.Let me know if either of these work.

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When I tried play a dvd on my laptop it did not work so I ejected the dvd and turned off the power. When I turned it back on again it gave a message that says some it has to run the windows fix it (i can't remember exactly) and when it restarted I could not open the dvd drive anymore. I looked for it in the drive list in MyComputer the dvd drive is not on the list anymore. It only has the C and D drive. I have not done any updates or downloads in the laptop before this happened. Please help. Thanks

A:DVD drive not detected

What is the brand and model of the laptop, as well as the configuration and the operating system and age. If the laptop is old, and the DVD drive is old, it will not be detected if it is not working properly.

Of your comment, "the It only has the C and D drive", what do you think the D drive is if it is not the optical drive you are seeking?

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I had bought a DVD Rom DVD+R DL DVD-ReWritable Compact Disc ReWritable Ultra Speed Drive not too long ago. I do not have the drivers for it but that is hardly ever a problem. When I installed it into my computer the computer would recognize it before windows actually started (the drive would open and close). When windows started fully the drive light stayed green (working) and would not open or close, it also was not detected. I do not think that the found new hardware wizard even came up for it. If anybody knows how to get this to work please tell me. I do not know what brand it is, I just know that it is very good.

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Is the drive jumpered correctly? Master/Slave/ cable select

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Hi All,

When i am connecting my pen drive to the USB port in the CPU it is not detected. I have 4 pen drives but non of them are detected when connected. Could you please suggest me on this.Please refer the attachment where i have kept the screenshot.

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My CD ROM drive recently has gone invisible. I heard it could be from a windows vista update, but I used the windows fix for that, and even manually attempted to disarm that. However, my computer still cannot detect the CD ROM. I checked the windows manager and it simply is not even on the list of my drives. Please.. I do not have the money to buy a new computer, and I really need my computer to retain its ability to read CD's.
Thank you

A:CD ROM drive not detected

You need to first determine whether this is a hardware issue or a software issue.

Connect the CD-ROM drive to another computer. If it works there, it's a software issue. If not, you will need a new CD/DVD drive.

That is what I would consider the first step in solving your problem.

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i am getting a error message - no supported cdr or cdrw drive detected and same error on cd/dvd drive detected.both drives work when i insert cds but when i open these programs to use then the program error occurs .this started when i installed directx9.i then did a restore point and went back to the original settings (directx8).but the problem still exist.ive uninstall and reinstalled the software but no luck.

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Hi all,

I installed a DVD drive today, but Windows doesn't detect it at all. I'm running W7, and have tried the troubleshooter, which wasn't any help :/

Can anyone be of any assistance?


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CD Rom drive is not detected in my computer. In device manager, under hard disk controller, there was a "!" on "standard Bus Mastering IDE Hard Disk Controller". I removed it and then restarted the computer. This seemed to work. the cd-rom was now being detected in my computer and there were no "!" in device manager. Everything was fine until i shut down the computer. When I started it back up, the problem came back. No CD-ROM drive in My Computer and "!" on standard Bus Mastering IDE Hard Disk Controller.
Any suggestions?

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I am having problem with my D drive ( dvd rom) which has suddenly disappeared from my computer menu and
is not detected by any applications either.My Antivirus program (NAV 2003)did not detect any virus in
system but I noticed a red mark (crossed) next to TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612 which is drive-in-question.I
also tried to update driver and scan for hardware changes but with no sucess.DEVICE STATUS:This device
is disabled-code 22.Iam also posting hijack log in case it might help but I am very helpless in this
situation am an newbie.Any help will be greatly appreciated - Thanks
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model KT400-8235
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 9/23/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)"
User Name POORSNAKE\Virender Sangha
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 267.89 MB
Total Virtual Memory 1.72 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.32 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sysScan saved at 8:34:17 PM, on 2/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Inte... Read more

A:dvd drive not detected

Before the dvd drive disappeared, were you working inside the computer at all?

First thing I would do is see if the IDE cable is firmly attached to both the dvd drive and the motherboard.

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A:DVD-Drive not detected.

Hi The Stig,
Welcome to the forums, go to device manager and see whether any exclamation mark in DVD drive, if there is , try updating the driver for it.

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Hi, every one
i have laptop fujitsu siemens amilo.the problem is when i conected my pen drive or my camera with usb cabel. my computer not detected these devices. but when i conect my mp3 pen drive then detected.its very starnge for me becouse all the divers up to date. i also reinstal my xp 2 times but same problem.

hope some one help me to get rid of this problem

best regards

A:Pen drive not detected

There may be 2 sets of drivers here. One for the USB on the computer and 1 for the devices themselves. If you reinstalled XP twice, I am confident that you know how to look at the Device Manager and look at the USB (probably at the bottom of the list) and make sure those drivers are up to date. Something tells me after the install those drivers were fouled up. After that, make sure you have the drivers for you flash drive and camera installed before you connect them.

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