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SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Q: SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

I have an 8GB sd card i used while traveling and upon trying to get the pictures from it the computer does not recognize the card at all, no prompts, nothing. I have tried it in multiple pcs and macs and no response. My Cannon Rebel XS camera says no images found. However, when I plug it into my brother's Cannon PowerShot it actually recognizes and shows all pictures on the card. Does anyone have any reason why this is happening and how I can recover the pictures? I am not willing to just format to make the card work again, I must have these pictures.

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A: SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Have you tried leaving the card in the camera and attaching to the computer to d/l the pictures that way. I have an Olympus camera and the pictures will d/l fine with the card left in the camera.

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I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL

I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!


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I have a Nokia cell phone and two memory cards for it. One is the mini SanDisk SD card and the other is also a mini Nokia SD card. Now i have adapter for these cards so i could place those cards in my memory card reader on my laptop.

Now the interesting part comes. When i place the mini Nokia SD card into the adapter and then into the computer i recognizes it and i can transfer stuff.

But when i place the mini SanDisk SD card into the adapter and then into the computer it recognizes it. Though when i try to transfer stuff over from my computer to the card or vise versa it gives me an error saying cant write F: drive. Now my lock switch is off on the adapter, so i dont know how come am getting this error? It also states to take the write protection off. I dont know how to take it off, because it already should be off? Also i would like to mention that the adapter is SanDisk. Dont know if that makes a difference.

So please can anyone help me with this problem. How do i fix the card so i can transfer my stuff? Also does card have to be altered or reset while in the cell phone? Sorry for so many questions.


A:memorty card not recognized by the computer

Welcome to TSF....

THere may be a difference in format on the two cards that they both will work in the cell and be recognized in the computer but still one might not be accessible. I would contact the Nokia tech suppport about this they should know the answer.

Is you windows xp fat32 or ntfs?

What service pack do you have installed?

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My SD card was originally in a mobile phone now no phone nor my computer will recognize it in order for me to format it, can anyone possibly help me in finding a way to fix it? Thankyou

A:SD Card not recognized in mobile phone or on computer

Is it just a regular SD card? Did you check if it has a switch on the side? Maybe it's locked.
Did you restart your computer with the card connected and it wasn't recognized? Did you try to clean it?
Otherwise it sounds like it could be just too late to save the card.

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I have Windows XP and just installed service pack 2--I have a Nikon coolpix 2500 and when I connected the camera to the PC (HP) with the USB cable I always got 4 or 5 options for downloading. I also got a message that said the computer recognized that hardware was connected. Today when I tried to download pictures I got the sound that something was connected but no message and no change on the screen. I went to the control panel and with the camera attached and turned on I clicked on the icon with nikon coolpix and the computer said there was no camera. I also tried with a card reader and even though the light was on there was still no connection. Any suggestions?
Thank you

A:Camera not recognized


Did you install anything other than SP2?

Have you uninstalled SP2 and tried it?

Does the computer recognize the reader? If so what happens when you plug the card into the reader?


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Ok so ive been having this problem for about 2 months. I use cleaning up/tune up software and perhaps it might have deleted some important things! anyway, whenever i connect my camera or my phone it makes 3 beeps (sorta the same beep sound when usb is connected, but 3 times!) And it doesn't show up on computer or Camera and scanners (under control panel) i connected a flash drive and it worked fine, so the usb slot is okay. and i tried it on another computer and it was fine! its so frustrating though, never had any problems with this before

A:My Camera isn't recognized! please help!

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Suddenly my camera is not recognized when I connect it to my computer. I've uninstalled and reinstalled several times. I'm totally frustrated and need some help. I've spent hours trying to resolve this. Can anyone help?

I've had my Fuji Finepix F700 for a couple of years. Never a problem till now. I love this camera. Running Windows XP SP2. Fuji site says it's a Windows autoplay issue. Can't figure out how to access that and since the camera isn't being recognized, not sure that's really the issue.

A:My camera is not recognized

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On my first time transferring photos from Sony digital camera to desktop via USB since updating from Win 8 Pro x64 to 8.1, the camera is not recognized. When I didn't see the photos in Picassa (import), I checked a file manager and the drive wasn't there. Not in Windows Photo Viewer either. Shows in Device Mgr and driver up to date. Is Media Center needed for any of this, as I didn't update it because I don't use it or WMP (tho the latter is still installed). Thanks,

Update: According to the Sony support site, Sony eSupport - Driver Update for USB Charging with a Windows 8.1 PC, a driver has been released. Not sure where they were during the preview period, but my 8.1 is up to date so the driver must not yet have been released, at least by MS

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When I first got the computer, when I plugged in a digital camera, I got a "found new hardware" pop-up, thereafter when plugging in the USB cable, the XP camera wizard popped up and the pictures were downloaded without a fuss. At some point it stopped working, and I've ended up using Picassa to get the images d'ld, but it won't let me add photos to an existing folder. I want the Windows wizard to work again, that was better.

My new camera is not recognized at all, and if anything pops up, it's Explorer. I tried to install drivers from the disc that came with the camera, but keep getting a message that says I don't need to. I've tried to manually add the camera with the "add hardware" function, but it won't work.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Im using a DCR TRV 900 sony camera and im trying to capture video from it and import it onto a computer but its not being recognized. Windows movie maker says there is no camera attached to the computer, Adobe premiere and iMovie HD is saying the same thing. The wire is connected, its turned on, the tapes fine, Ive restarted it and I dont think the firewire ports for both my PC and Mac are broken.

Anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Camera Not Being Recognized By Any Prgrm, XP, or mac

Interesting---Check under System Properties/Hardware/Device Manager and make sure that the ieee1394 devices show. The fact that it is happening with both the PC and the Mac leads me to bleieve that its a bad wire (often a problem) or the firewire port on the TRV900 is beat.

I own a TRV900 and it should be plug and play on both operating systems.

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My FugiFilm FinePix camera is not connecting to my computer anymore. It used to work just fine. I've tried different usb cords and different ports but it still is not appearing in my devices. The camera shows usb connected but the computer does not. PLEASE HELP!

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I have a JVC GR-D73U digital video camera. I have it connected to my computer with a firewire cable. I am using Windows Movie Maker to capture video from the camera. The problem is that Moviemaker recognizes the camera but will not capture the video. The camera can be controlled through Moviemaker, but there is nothing on the preview screen. I have checked Device manager and the AVC compliant DV Camera is in the Imaging Devices and the IEEE 1394 Host Controller is there.

What could be the problem? The same issue when using PowerProducer.

Any assistance would be MUCH appreciated.


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Dell pc desktop. 64 bit. For some reason when you plug in a device, a phone or a cammera, it is not recognized in the USB port. I tried the front and the ones in the back as well. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Phone or camera not recognized

Hi Bonkers. First please update your system specs.

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Win 10 won't recognize my kodak digital camera, but it will recognize my phone camera. Win 10 on my wife's pc does recognize it right away. Camera is a kodak DX7440.

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I am trying to connect my sony digital camera DSC-W80 to windows 7 (ultimate) but the device driver is not installed by windows. I tried to search for latest driver but couldn't find ? I have also installed the CD which came along with the camera, but still the camera is not detected.

Please help !


A:sony camera dsc-w80 not recognized

have u installed through the administrator rights...
Since i was trying to install my soni drivers..but i could not make it...
it throws an exception....

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I recently got a new Z10 Konica digital camera. I was able to download pictures fine. Now the computer will not recognize it as a drive. I have tried restoring XP before the camera was first hooked up and I tried different usb ports. If I put it in the original port my logitech mouse goes down. This is a wireless mouse with a bluetooth hub in the charging unit. If I plug the camera into a port on the front of my computer I get an error saying it is an unknown usb device. Please help.

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Ill try to keep this as short as possible: Canon digital rebel camera, Dell deminsions 4400 pc (just installed new mem. and hard drive, both working fine) I installed the software for the camera, at end it says to plug in camera "in pc conection mode" (?) and the intall wiz. will finish. need to restart pc but didn't say before or after pluging in camera. I've tried both and it still wont see the camera. Also tried to add scaner/camera, No LUCK. P.S. running windows xp.

A:Solved: camera not recognized

You need to check your manual, I think the Canon requires you to turn the camera on then press the Triangle (like Play icon) to activate the USB, my Fuji camera is like that as well. If you can't find it post your model and I will find the manual on line for you.

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Have a Canon SX120 IS. Was able to interface with no problem using Vista Ultimate. Get Windows 7 for Christmas which I installed with NO problems.

NOW - the camera. With Windows 7 the camera software will not recognize the camera connected to the USB port. Canon does not have Windows 7 upgrade. None of the options will work.

Any suggestions ? ? ? ?

Thank you in advance for any input.


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I have the cheapo jamcam digital camera and the usb doesn't seem to detect that the camera is hooked up to it. I have tried swapping out the usb cord, it is not the cord. I have also tried uninstalling the software and all the other software programs that came on this disc and reinstalling and that hasn't worked. Apparently the company no longer exists since their domain name is now for sale. I have also search a few sites and cannot come up with anything.
No error comes up it just says make sure your camera is turned on and that it is plugged in to the usb . It worked a couple months ago. Anyone have any thought on this?

win98 se

A:Digital camera not recognized.

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I have an HP Pavilion 2317 running Vista SP2, business edition. I'm not sure when this problem started but I just realized I was having a problem. A while back, I tried to open a flash drive, and got an access denied message. Having burnt out my share of flash drives, I assumed I'd just zapped another. Now I'm not sure that's what happened. I just tried to load pix from my camera, which I have done many times before and the computer could not even find the device. When I looked to see why, I found that I was no longer the owner of that drive and the message was "user could not be displayed" and when I tried to take control, I could not, that was denied.

I tried to obtain access through sharing but couldn't get in that way either. I then tried my CD/DVD drive and the same thing happened. I have control of my C drive, but no access to any of the external drives.

I wish I knew how many Vista updates there have been since I noticed this initially but all I can say is it's been several months. I may have had a virus or malware that was introduced around the same time, but when I realized what it was, I immediately ran my virus program (eset), and then did a restore point to make sure. My antiviral program seemed to have caught it and isolated it so that probably has nothing to do with it, but you never know.

I've read a bunch of threads on this and other fora, but I can't find an answer. I've run safe mode and can't figure it out either. Along w... Read more

A:can't access USB (F drive) or CD/DVD, camera not recognized

Hi -

Check the Device Manager for red/ yellow flags -
START | type devmgmt.msc

See if Problem Reports has anything on the USBs -
START | type perfmon

Regards. . .



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Hi, I am running XP. Initially when I bought the camera, it worked fine. Lately, when I plug in the computer it doesn't show in my computer as the model, it just says Digital Still Camera. I cannot get any pictures off it. Device manager shows nothing wrong, I have tried the WIA service stopping and starting it but same problem. The camera does work in a friends computer. Any ideas?

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Hi guys, I need a little help.

I have a Kodak Easyshare Camera DX4330. For some reason, the camera is not transferring its pictures. When I plug the camera into the USB port and turn it on, a small screen comes up and says it is retrieving contents and recognizes the camera. However it does not automatically transfer. So I tell the camera to "transfer now" and it says a camera could not be found.

Now here's where it gets weird: when I turn on my printer, it recognizes the printer as the camera and wants to transfer the photos out of the printer. I click "OK and it always says "Transfer interrupted. The file exists but may be damaged." And that is the end of it. I've tried it with the camera plugged in simultaneously and with just the printer. The results are the same.

The printer I own is an HP PSC 2175 All-In-One. I've had this printer for about a year and the camera slightly longer. The two have coexisted without any problems until recently. I'm using Windows XP. I haven't installed any new components onto this computer to cause this. The Kodak EasyShare software is Vers. 3.4.0. I have tried updating both the camera and printer drivers and the problem persists.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

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hey guys, I got an iPod touch for boxing day. It's great so far. The only thing is that Vista Ultimate recognizes of as a camera. Whenever I go to "My Computer", it says "Apple iPod" and has a picture of a camera. Also, the bigger concern, when I double click it, it displays nothing. I'd like to be able to see the files.
I'll be very happy if anyone offers me a solution.

A:iPod touch recognized as a camera

Are you sure you have the correct drivers loaded?

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Ahh I thought it was pretty damn easy installing drivers and what not. Apparently not.

The disc this camera comes with says put in on the dock, done, insert usb into dock, done, put camera on doc, done, plug usb into computer, done. And this happens...

After inspection of the disc it seems it only has drivers on it for Windows 98... Luckily I have a Windows 98 PC but again Windows 98 says it has 'problems' with the drivers..

I now have no idea what to do...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sanyo Xacti C1 Camera can't be recognized...


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I have a Samsung ES55 camera and have been downloading pictures on my computer for about a year now. All of a sudden now , I am getting a message that says "usb device not recognized". Can u please help me, i have no idea what to do!

A:Solved: HELP! USB DEVICE NOT recognized for my camera

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Hello Lenovo community,I have got a refurbished T400 (6474WHF) with XP Professional SP3, it works great so far. It has an Firewire (IEEE 1394) interface in front of it. When I connect my digital camera via IEEE, the camera is not recognized in any way. I tested my camera with my other PC, the camera works fine. I guess the IEEE interface is not activated in some way. I checked in BIOS but I could not find an option to enable the Firewire interface. Though, in my Thinkvantage Helpcenter, I found that there should be an IEEE option available. I already updated my BIOS but there is still no IEEE option available. Do you have any idea how to activate the internal IEEE interface ?

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A:digital camera via firewire is not recognized

Hello and welcome,
Do you see a 1394 setting BIOS -> Security -> I/O Port Access?

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Re: Canon Digital Power Shot SD850 IS camera
Laptop: Sony Vaio
OS: Vista
Anti-Virus: Norton 360 Premium
Camera's software: Canon ZoomBrowser EX

Until today I have never had a problem connecting my camera via USB cable to my laptop and transferring photos to my camera's software. Now, the camera is not recognized when connected to the laptop. The software itself is functional, however recently I had to download a Norton patch to once again permit use of the Canon ZoomBrowser EX software. This problem occured after I recently updated the Norton software. Do you think this is still a problem w/ Norton?

Please help!! Thanks very much.

A:Camera connection not recognized by laptop

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Ahh I thought it was pretty damn easy installing drivers and what not. Apparently not.

The disc this camera comes with says put in on the dock, done, insert usb into dock, done, put camera on doc, done, plug usb into computer, done. And this happens...

After inspection of the disc it seems it only has drivers on it for Windows 98... Luckily I have a Windows 98 PC but again Windows 98 says it has 'problems' with the drivers..

I now have no idea what to do...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sanyo Xacti C1 Camera can't be recognized...


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I have two HP laptops and a Canon SX130is digital camera. I am not using Canon's camera software -- I just want to download photos. Both computers are running Win7-64. Both are Home Premium Versions.

On my HP Envy, USB recognizes, the camera, AutoPlay opens so I can select my action and I can also browse the memory card in Windows Explorer.

On my HP DM4, USB recognizes the camera, but no AutoPlay on any USB port. SD memory cards and flash drives open AutoPlay, so the issue is about the camera on one computer.

I have checked the AutoPlay settings, run net start shellhwdetect and the results are the same.

Can anyone offer a direction for me to take to fix this issue on my DM4?



A:Canon camera recognized on USB, but not AutoPlay

In Windows 7, type "autoplay" (no quotes) at the start button. Make sure "use autoplay for all media and devices" is selected.

Alternately, (I believe) you can hold down the shift key when inserting your usb device, to override and get autoplay to work.

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I've noticed that the camera applications aren't recognizing my onboard laptop webcam. If I run the ASUS webcam utility it works just fine, facebook/etc as well. It's only seems to be the metro apps that won't recognize it.

Anyone else having this problem?

Any suggestions?


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I recently reloaded winMe and now my digital camera (and all my other USB devices) does not work. The removable drive does not show up as it did before the reinstallation. When I reloaded the dig.camera driver, it could not find files: USBNTMAP.Sys and USBSTOR.Sys (it said these files should've been on the WinME disk which they were not). Once I found those files on the internet and downloaded them, I was able to finish loading the driver for the camera, but still the computer still does not recognize there's anything plugged in.


A:Digital Camera is not recognized on WinME

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I have a client that recently bought a Canon A540 digital camera. They could not get it installed on their main PC. They were able to get it installed on the other two PCs though.

When I tried to install it on the main PC, Windows XP does not recognize the camera. It does pull up the box that asks you what you what software you would like to use wih the device, but there is nothing listed inthe box. On the other PCs it recognizes the camera as a Canon digital camera. I have tried reinstalling it with the updated drivers and still no luck....

A:Canon digital camera not recognized by Windows

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Anyone can please help? I tried to install possible drivers, I don't even see the camera in BIOSI cannot install Lenovo Settings package cause there isn't for windows 7Please help!!

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Hi, after upgrading Windows 10 to creators edition, HP pavilion 15 built-in camera is not recognized anymore. error message is 0xa00f4244(0xc00dabed). ive tried to go into manage devices but even "imaging devices" folder isnt there.ive installed youcam software but even this one does not find any camera in my laptop. thanks in advance f

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.

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I recently uninstalled the Norton software that was pre-installed on my HP laptop. I used the norton uninstall utility from Norton's website. Now my laptop does not recognize my camera via USB. The USB do work for other external devices (e.g. external mouse, iphone, etc). Before the uninstall, my computer always recognized my camera. I never installed any software for my camera. I use window live to manage my photos. I can't see the camera when I go to Computer under devices with removable storage. HELP...I need to be able to do this...THANKS!!

A:Solved: Camera not recognized anymore after Norton uninstalled

Hi mcomer,

I have a few questions which will help me diagnose your problems.

What operating system are you running?

Does the computer make the usb sound when you plug it in?

When you turn the camera on does the camera screen display and error messages or a USB connected symbol?

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I have a PC which is having a lot of trouble recognizing a USB data acquisition device. Starting from a situation where the PC *does* recognize the device, here is the basic pattern:

1. PC shows device in Device Manager under "Data Acquisition Devices".

2. If the PC is power-cycled via the power plug itself, the device is no longer recognized under Device Manager ("Unknown Device").

3. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Turn Off, same results as above, no longer recognized.

4. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Restart, no problems, device recognized.

When the device is not recognized, unplugging and replugging the USB cable makes no difference to the situation. In order to correct the issue, I disable and then enable via Device Manager (which also involves a restart).

This pattern is extremely repeatable.

I am working with WinXP SP2, Pentium, 2.8 GHz, 504 MB RAM.

This PC was returned from a customer site - the PC and USB device are used in a machine my company manufactures. Apparently this issue just started happening one day. We want not only to correct the issue, but in fact to understand the root cause and ensure it will not happen again in the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

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Hello all. It has been a while since I've needed help but my run of luck has hit an ugly downturn. Moved my computer three weeks ago and had not plugged it all back together till last night. All these years I had used it without a password to log in but a few months back a tech friend expressed horror at this so I started using one. Last night no matter what I did it wouldn't let me log in, saying incorrect password. Today as I messed around again I went through the steps of asking it to reset password (even though I didn't have disc for reset) and realized it does not seem to be recognizing my internal drive. If one of my externals are on they come up but if I turn off externals I get a bubble that says 'No Drive. This feature requires removable media etc.' My drive seems to be running and the Windows logos do appear during boot. My keyboard seems to be functioning to type password, but when I hit F8 while rebooting I get no reaction, so cannot boot to safe mode, just goes right back to log in page. I have had mold/moisture issues in this new house but have had a dehumidifier running since just a few days after computer arrived here. However I do see some evidence of mold or dust in the case, not a lot but some. Not sure what the root of this problem is but I am trying hard not to panic. Any ideas?

A:Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Your tech. friend may have mis-understood when you need a password.
If you are at home and only you and you trusted family have access to you computer, there is no need whatsoever for a logon password.
The only time I have ever needed one is when I was using my own laptop on clients site when I was contracting and I would leave it on the desk over lunch.

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My laptop does not recgonize DVD+/-RW. It recognizes all other media except rewriteable DVD.

Following are my specs
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic
Laptop Brand and Make: Sony Vaio N Series (VGN-N37GH/B)
DVD Drive: Sony DVD RW AW-G540A ATA Device
DVD Media Brand (which I tried): Sony DVD-RW

What I've tried:
1)Reached out to Sony support and they suggested removal of upper filter and lower filter as per Microsoft KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060)
2)Uninstalling Roxio and Nero
3)Reinstalling Nero

I am attaching output of Nero Info, Error during the burn process, screenshot of Nero Info Tool and screenshot of Nero Express Essentials.

Not sure what is wrong where and sony support as usual is not helpful...
Please heeeellllllppppp......

A:Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized

Your DVD player may not be re-writeable. Check your specs. Some players are read only and some are read/write. At least this will help you to the next step in determining a solution.

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I recently added two sticks of new RAM to my computer, but when I turned it on again I got the two-beep "RAM Not Detected" signal. I removed the new RAM, but I still got the two-beep signal after turning it on. I've removed the old RAM, sprayed the area with duster, put the old RAM back and still have the same problem.

What to do? Thanks.

A:Solved: New RAM not recognized - removed it now the old RAM isn't recognized

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Hello everyone..
Yesterday my laptop pushed a new Win 10 update, and all went fine, or at least I think so.
But today I see that my Sony WALKMAN - which I used with no problem until now, can't be recognized anymore.

Basically it just shows as (E or Usb Drive E: but when I click it it says "Please insert a disk into E:/" like there is nothing there.

Now the interesting part is.. if I go to Device Manager I see it and clicking on properties etc t says it's working fine.

But if I go to Disk Management, the Drive shows as 14 gb of unallocated space and it's greyed out.

However, if I put it on my brother's laptop, it works perfectly and it can be opened, music moved into it etc - it shows as Healthy - Primary Partition in Disk Management. So it doesn't seem broken...

It's the same on each of the 4 usb ports btw. But, other usb devices (2 phones, 1 tablet) don't have any issue and are detected.

What could have caused this? I tried the basic Disable/Enable in Device Manager and also Uninstall Driver.. It doesn't do anything, it appears back when I replug it in.

No change in Safe Mode and no change after sfc /scannow

If anyone has any idea I'd be happy to try anything to fix this..


A:USB device not recognized on my laptop but recognized in other pcs/lap

This problem is being reported by many forum members with many different USB devices. It seems that Windows 10 Anniversary is having problems properly recognizing certain USB drives and devices. So far, no one has come up with a clear fix for this issue but it sounds like it is clearly related to the Anniversary update. For the record, I did a clean install and have not had any issues but most of the people reporting this problem make reference to updating to Anniversary.

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I have an old PC (Compaq Presario Desktop 7470 ) that i purchased from a yard sale. I removed the old HD and replaced it with a quantum 30gb at Lct 20 HD that had Windows ME OS on it. I booted the pc and it booted fine except windows booted up in 16 bit color. I shut down and booted again. same thing. i shut down a third time and checked BIOS settings, then set them to default. Now BIOS doesn't recognize the HD or the CD-ROM drive. I have checked all connection, reset BIOS, removed the CMOS battery, I literally have tried everything I can think of to get things going on this old PC, but I am at the end of my rope. I will say that scandisk will recognize the HD and says it is OK. I have also taken the HD out and hooked it up to another PC and it boots up Windows ME just fine. I have also tried every jumper setting on the HD and Cd-rom to no avail and the only drive that shows up in BIOS is the 3.5 floppy drive which will boot up a Windows ME Boot Disk. I don't have a problem installing a fresh OS but want and need the PC to recognize the drives before i can do that correct?
I am ready to pull my hair out!! Can anyone please help me?!!!?

A:HD recognized by scandisk but HD not recognized by BIOS

probably the booting sequence is wrong due to the fact that you told the BIOS to load the preferred defaults. If you have a standard BIOS:

*go to advanced BIOS settings.... your going to see a big list of options .

<< check this picture for visual example>>
*take a look at the first , second and third boot device and change them to:

1- HDD - 0
2- HDD - 1
3- HDD - 2

Alternate them accordingly.

**probably the reason why your pc booted up at 16 bit the first time , may be
because you haven't installed the drivers for your video card yet.

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I'm adding a video card (a Geforce 9400GT 512MB pci-e 2.0 to a Dell Optiplex 320 computer. This should have been a 10-15 minute job but I've spent a good 8 hours or so trying to resolve this issue.

The computer had on-board integrated video so I disabled those drivers, turned off the computer, plugged in the new video card into the pci-e slot, fired it up, video showed up while plugged into the video card so I logged into windows and then tried to install the drivers. The disc that came with the video card says "No supported hardware is found in your system." I downloaded the most recent drivers from the NVidia site and it said the same thing. I checked the current video adapter being used and it said "VGAsave" so I looked in device manager and there's an ! next to "PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge." I figure this is the problem and why the video card isn't recognized so I look at the properties for that and it says "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

I've done a lot of research and reading but I can't find any solution to this. I tried to uninstall the integrated video and completely get rid of the drivers using a driver sweeper program and that didn't work. The only setting in the BIOS for video is to either have "Auto" or "Onboard". I have it set to Auto but there is no way to disable the onboard video card within the BIOS. I've u... Read more

A:Video card Hell. VGAsave, code 12, card not recognized

Instead of deleting the onboard, try to disable it in device manager.

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I have a 4 gig Kingston HC SD card that I use in my camera. However, neither of my 2 computers, Dell Demension E521 running Windows XP SP2 nor my Acer laptop running Windows XP Pro nor 2 computers belonging to 2 of my friends, will recognized the card.

The card records photos just fine and I can download them to my computer via USB connection.

All of the above computers will recognize cards of 2 gig or less capacity.

I purchased another 4 gig SD card manufactured by Sandisk but it, too, was not recognized by the above computers.

What is wrong ?? Is there some software switch that I must activate ??

Thank You, Gary

A:4 gig SD card not recognized

You are probably running into a size limitation in your older computer card readers. Confirm the specs of the readers on your systems to see if that is true or not.

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I have an ATI Radeon 4650 card (dual DVI ports) which is working perfectly. That is in a PCIe slot on the board. I have two monitors running well. I also have third monitor which I'm trying to get running but can't. I've installed one card in the second slot (PCI slot) that is the NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI card. It too has a DVI port and also a VGA port. I'm aslo running Win7 enterprise 32-bit.

The problem is that the PCI card is not even being recognized as being connected to the system. It's fan is spinning, but Windows refuses to show it in the Display Adapter listing. I've also tried placing it in the other available PCI slot on the board and it's not being recognized there either.

I've scanned for hardware changes and nothing shows. I try installing the latest driver version from NVIDIA but it refuses to install b/c it doesn't see any card that the drivers would work for. I've even tried unzipping the driver package, and then manually installing the drivers as "legacy hardware" and it still will not see the drivers or card.

I'm stumped. I also had a problem getting Win7 to recognize an older VGA card at the same time with the ATI Radeon card. Well, it saw both cards, but would not turn them both on at the same time. If the VGA card was in it would only display on that adapter and not the ATI one. If you took the VGA card out then it would display on the ATI one. But it won't show to all the displays. It's almost as if you can only have one graphics card ... Read more

A:Card not being recognized at all

Could the problem be that I'm trying to run an ATI card and an NVIDIA card at the same time (two different manufacturers)?

Are they any ATI cards or NVIDIA cards that are PCIe that run at least 3 displays at 1920x1200 and fit within a minitower (Dell Optiplex 745)?

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I installed the Promise ultra 100 card and its drivers. There's no yellow mark beside it in Device Manager and no hareware problems in system tools. I installed the Maxtor 40 HD with the ATA 80 wire cable and tried to fdisk it to partition. Comp could not locate a fixed disk. I went to Promise support site and it suggested changing HD in cmos from auto to none. However, on this site, one of your threads on pci controller cards, it was suggested that the onboard pci controllers be disabled.

I haven't tried Promise suggestion yet because I was down for most of the day after trying to reboot with the original HD re-installed. I had to make changes in the bios to finally solve the problem. What steps would you recommend me taking to determine origin of non-disk recognition problem?

Thank you, Don

A:HD not recognized on PCI 100 card

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