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I need removable storage management on windows 7

Q: I need removable storage management on windows 7

I need to use NT backup on windows 7 machines, there is an NT backup utility from MS that I have downloaded but I need removable storage management to install the download(RSM). RSM is not available on Windows 7 and I need to know if there is a way
to download it.

Preferred Solution: I need removable storage management on windows 7

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A: I need removable storage management on windows 7


Removable Storage Manager (RSM) is no longer included in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2. If you want to restore a backup from a tape device, please perform the restore on one of the following operating systems:
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
The Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 is not intended to remain on computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 indefinitely and should be removed once you have restored backups that were made
on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003.
More information, please see:
Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974674Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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I want to wipe my hard drive and then re-install windows.
My problem is downloading updates. At the moment, I'm tethering my phone to my PC to get internet. I'm afraid that re-downloading updates would use up all of my data. 
What I would like to do:
Copy all Windows updates from my internal hard drive to my external drive and then re-install them later. 
Is this possible? 
When I right click on the installed updates from the control panel, I don't have an option to copy the file or locate it on my disc, only to uninstall it. 
When I look on the C drive, non of the files have modification dates that sync the Windows updates. Other than the Control Panel, I don't know where they are on my machine. 
If anyone knows how to do this, it would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks :-)
For the record, just in case anyone is concerned....
I have wiped my drive before and re-installed Windows. I have the software to wipe a drive and Windows installation discs. 

A:Copying Windows Updates to Removable Storage

As I understand it Win updates are stored here
You will have a HUGE job installing them one by one on a new installation though. It will take you a whole day at least.
edit: the reason being that you would have to install them one by one.

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I've run into a problem on my system involving my SSD, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, causing my system to pause/lock-up. Upon contacting my manufacturer (Origin) about the problem, they told me that it was my SSD firmware most likely. After researching I confirmed this myself. Boatloads of people have had this same issue with the older firmware, which I have.

Updating should solve all my issues. But PROBLEM : My secondary hard drive does not have a compatible partition style for installing Windows (it has a different style because it's a very large HDD) and I can't get remote assistance on the issue due to my ethernet port being broken. I can't send in my system either because I'm currently living as an expat in China and sending things like this back and forth across the border is nearly impossible and not affordable. There are no Origin shops here in China and even if there were I wouldn't exactly trust it. The only place you can send a computer in is Origin HQ in Miami Florida, which I can't do.

So yeah, I'm in a complicated situation. My SSD is freezing up constantly now. I need this fixed or I'm as good as done for.

I have these other storage devices. It's all I've got now :

> 16GB Kingston SD card (SD4/16GB)
> 4GB Flash Drive

Can I install windows to one of the spare drives?

A:Need to boot windows via removable storage to update my SSD.

You cannot update the firmware without reinstalling Windows to another drive? I know I haven't updated a lot of firmware in my time...but have my hard drive, required nothing other then running the update.

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I've run into a problem on my system involving my SSD, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, causing my system to pause/lock-up. Upon contacting my manufacturer (Origin) about the problem, they told me that it was my SSD firmware most likely. After researching I confirmed this myself. Boatloads of people have had this same issue with the older firmware, which I have.

Updating should solve all my issues. But PROBLEM : My secondary hard drive does not have a compatible partition style for installing Windows (it has a different style because it's a very large HDD) and I can't get remote assistance on the issue due to my ethernet port being broken. I can't send in my system either because I'm currently living as an expat in China and sending things like this back and forth across the border is nearly impossible and not affordable.

I have a 16GB SD Card and a 4GB flash drive. Is there anything I can do?

I will have everything about my computer repaired after 6 months, when I return to the states. But 6 months without a computer is not something I can have happening.

My system is no longer bootable in normal mode, so I'm using Safe Mode just to write this.

Edit : For clarification, I need THIS firmware update installed to my active system drive.

Edit 2 : Not sure if it matters, but it's a good habit to post specs :

Type : Origin EON17S (17" Laptop)
CPU : Overclocked Intel i7 Extreme 2920XM (Sandy Bridge / Second Generation i7) @ 4.1 - 4.8Ghz
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A:Need to boot windows via removable storage to update my SSD.

How about booting Hirens Boot CD or Ultimate Boot Disk to install the firmware from stick from either one's mini-XP explorer?

Hiren’s BootCD 15.1
Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) ? www.hiren.info

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Hey people, here's my problem:

(In Windows XP) I connect my digital camera up to my pc via the usb cable. Under 'my computer' the camera is listed under 'scanners and cameras' (and works okay, I can download the pictures okay).
This is all fine, but the problem is, I want use run some file recovery software on my flashcard, but the software won't see my camera unless it's listed as a lettered drive ( eg f: )

Is there anyway of configuring windows to make my camera appear as a drive in the 'removable storage' section? Alternatively, does anyone know of any file recovery software that will work in these circumstances? (I've tried more than 6 know with the same problem).

Surely someone else must have hit this problem before but I have searched in vain to find anything about it on the internet...
Thanks for any help!

A:recognise camera as removable storage device? (windows xp)

Welcome to TSG.

Most cameras show as a removable disk and others as a camera, but only when the camera is connected and some have to be turned on.

Some older model cameras evidently donít show up that way. I donít think there is a way to correct it if it isnít showing with the camera connected and on.

I just checked and the camera I have hooked up doesnít show in Scanners and Cameras but is showing as a removable disk in Windows Explorer. Maybe they do one or the other but not both.

Other than buy a card reader I see no way to run the software on the card if it isnít showing as a drive. Iíve never read of a way to force it to show as a drive if it is one that doesnít.

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Dear Sir,
We have windows 2008 R2 domain controller and we have just purchased windows 8.1 desktop but after joining domain users are not able to access windows 8.1 local d drive. all computers having same OU with other OS like windows 7/8/8.1.
We have enable removable storage access policy to block pen drive but local drive also block. if i remove this computrers from domain or move at computer OU then its working fine.
please help me to resolve this issue because i have 150 windows 8.1 desktops.



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I had to reload my operating system, since then I have had a problem with my external drive not showing up on my computer
I managed to fix it and it works, but now I keep getting a message on my computer saying there is no disk in drive A
and to insert one. I looked in disk management and I have a red x on removable storage, I click on it and it says no media
found. I right click on it and it says it's disabled. drive A works OK is it getting confused with my external drive. I look in
device manager and it shows my external drive as OK, how do I get rid of the red x on removable storage in disk management?

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How do I delete Usb devices from my computer ? I have unistalled them from Device Manager. But, when I restart the computer they come back. I have several and get confussed on which is which.

Thanks : )

A:Removable Storage

Are they physically disconnected when you boot?

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I have an acer with vista business that had the elock program installed. It had locked the E drive and USB ports. I uninstalled the program, and now everything works just fine. My problem is that the icon for the E and F drives is the generic icon. If I change the drive letter to G or after, the correct icon is displayed. A minor issue, but when I use the USB port it automatically uses drive F and uses the generic icon. The problem only occurs on drives E and F Any suggestions?

A:Removable Storage Devices

Hi jlamb,

Welcome to Vista Forum.

You might try one of these methods to change the F: drive icon to one you want instead.

Drive Icon Change

Hope it helps,

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So I am trying to make a live Chrome OS usb drive. I have everything i need, ISO, Writer, Drive.... However, the program i have, the highest recommended writer, is the Win32 image writer program. (believe that is the name of it, at work now so dont have it on hand, and there are like 10 other variations of it, all basic same program)

Anyway, this program writes images to removable storage only. It will find my A: drive (floppy) but no USB drive. After banging my head against a wall for about 30 minutes, i realized it was because my usb drive is being recognized as another HDD, which the program does not do.

So i guess im looking for an answer to one of these 3 questions...
1. Is there a way to make Windows recognize my usb as Removable Storage instead of a 3rd HDD?
2. Are there specific makes of USB Sticks that are recognized that way?
3. Is there a FREE program that will write an image to a HDD or can anyone suggest an easier method to accomplish my goal?

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I've just got a new HP i5 desk-top running W7 Professional (having taken advice not to go for W8) and have put the files I want to transfer from my old XP machine onto an external hard drive (EHD). However, when I plug in and try to open the EHD I'm told 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder', and to 'Click Continue to permanently get access this folder'. A couple of steps down the line I'm told to "use the security tab", but there's no 'security tab' in the dialogue box for external drives (the exact same thing happens when I try to open a stick/pen drive). I've looked on various forums for the solution (including this one) and everyone refers to going through the 'security tab' route in what seems a simple process, but all these folk are talking about being denied access to a file/drive which is already in their computer or network - not removable storage, and if I look at the properties of these, yes, they've all got a 'security tab' associated with them.

Thanks for any help anyone can give on this.

A:I can't access removable storage...

Are you saying that there is no security tab in the properties of those drives - like this ??

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When I boot up my computer several of my removable drives: SD Card etc. are not recognized. When I click on "my computer" the drives are not listed any more? It still finds the floppy drive and both CD Drives. Any ideas?

A:Removable Storage Issue

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Hello Im having trouble trying to upgrade from XP home to XP media center. The Install went ok but there are some random bugs im trying to fix. One of these occurs when im using memory sticks (i.e Removable Storage). I can plug in a memory stick and the system recognizes it in the task bar but i cant see it in My Computer. I've viewed several previous posts regarding this issuse and i've tried assigning the memory stick a drive number but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any ideas?

Many Thanks,

A:Removable storage problems

What are you plugging the Memory Sticks into specifically, a USB slot or a Card Reader?

It's possible your new install doesn't have the USB (or card reader) drivers loaded yet. Try Right click 'My Computer'->Properties->Hardware->Manager.

Look for any red X's or yellow checkmarks next to certain devices.

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Let me start be saying thanks for taking a look I've been grappling with this problem for a few weeks and any advice would be much appreciated. I work at a small computer shop and we test a lot of hard drives. We use a USB device which allows us to plug in IDE and SATA hard drives to test and read data. We use one computer for this testing and we test a lot of drives. Well recently the device started locking up the computer just as the computer finishes loading the drivers. I first thought it was the USB in the machine, but mice and keyboard both work in all the ports. I then thought it was the device but I tried it in another machine and it worked as it should. I tired plugging in a flash drive into the machine and it does the same thing. I've looked thought the device manager and have found nothing to indicate a problem, there are no hidden storage devices. I've reloaded the USB drivers from a clean windows XP disk. I know I've seen this problem before on a system in the past and I think it has something to do with the amount of devices windows will load but I can't find any information on this particular problem. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:USB Removable Storage Locking up

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Hey guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here which is driving me INSANE.

All of my Removable Storage Devices (Flash drives, External HDD) do not work with my Windows 7. When I connect them, I hear the beeps but the device sometimes show up, sometimes not and sometimes they appear after a long interval. On accessing them, Windows tell me that I need to format the drive. Well, I can't do that.

Any ideas? It's happening with all of my removable devices, not just one. They work fine with my laptop which is Windows 7 too, so I guess it's my computer's problem? Any fix? Halp?

A:Removable Storage Problems

Someone? Please.

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Good morning. My built in card reader drives are not showing up under My Computer, and they are not working at all. Any thoughts or direction on how to remedy this would be greatly appreciated. I use the compact flash all the time, and having to use a plug in card reader is terribly slow.
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3453 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 372554 MB, Free - 243351 MB; D: Total - 8997 MB, Free - 1024 MB; G: Total - 953198 MB, Free - 445444 MB; J: Total - 610328 MB, Free - 149051 MB;
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A:Removable Storage Drives Seem to be Gone

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When I open My Computer,under Devices With Removable Storage,it has 6 entries. They are Floppy Disk Drive [A]---Removable Disk [F]---Removable Disk [H]---DVD RW Drive [E]---Removable Disk [G]---Removable Disk . I know how to use Drive [A],and DVD RW Drive [E]. I have only on drawer to place a Disk, So how would you burn? Also with the 4 removable Disk,How would you use them? I have an Acer Computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

A:Devices With Removable Storage

The number of removable drives has nothing to do with the steps for burning a CD. You haven't done this before?

The removable drives are probably assigned to various flash media slots.

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Hi I Just made a new computer and every thing is working great. Jut one thing that is a little Irritating. When I click on my computer and you see Devices with Removable Storage. I see 31/2 floppy (A), DVD- Ram Drive (D), Removable Disk (F), Removable Disk (G), Removable Disk (H), Removable Disk (I), Removable Disk (J). My old computer would show just the floppy and the DVD but the rest would not show until you put in the USB stick or the SD card in then it would show up.

This way it is easier to identify witch one you have put in. Other wise It it is looking like this Removable Disk (M) then if your not looking good you will have to click on all of them.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Devices with Removable Storage

on my computer, it is the same thing. Even is there is no media in the the Media Reader Slots, they still show up, How ever with a media card inserted it shows a capacity bar much the same as the hard drives, so you can identify which media slot is occupied from that.

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I click start, then My Computer and find my devices with removable storage are not showing. Only DVD-RW Drive E is showing, where is F, G, H, I and J? If I restart my computer, they come back, but I'd like to know why they disappear, and how I can get them back without having to restart. I am using Windows xp. Thanks.

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Recently I found after I connected card reader or USB flash to my laptop, no autoplay and can't find it as drive shown.
If I goto disk manager, I have to assign that removable deivce everytime, but still not showing up from file explorer. One way you can find is from command prompt.
But I can still see if plug in a USB harddisk.

Please help as I have no idea, otherwise need image it again.

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In Vista, in My Computer under "devices with removable storage" for some reason there are some drives listed that were not there before:

DVD RW Drive (D this is always showing now but only used to when I actually had a disc inserted if I remember correctly

BD-ROM Drive (F
BD-ROM Drive (G

these 2 were never there before and don't know why they are there now. Nothing happens when I hit eject on these 2 and when I dbl click it just asks me to insert a disc. How do I make these disappear and why are they there?

A:Removable storage devices

Do you have SD slots on the front of your computer? (For cameras)

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I own a 465Gig removable storage device. It is USB powered. I recently plugged it to my smart TV and reformatted it so I could record TV shows directly to it from the TV.

Not to much later I realized that the recording process on the TV was kind of primitive so I decided to change it back to computer formatting.

The problem now is when I plug it back to the computer it says to use this device windows needs to reformat it. I go fine and go through the process on the desktop. It says it is going to make it NTFS and I have selected device presets.

The real problem now is when you initiate the format process another message comes up saying "Windows is unable to reformat the device"

So now I have a device that is dead to me unless you have a solution for me.


A:Removable storage problem

That's the problem with smart TVs. They use a format which is incompatible with PCs. I would clean the disk and then try again.

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I've installed Hyper-V on a Windows 8 Enterprise PC and can't seem to assign any virtual disks created on my second disk (D: drive) to a virtual machine.
I have created the virtual machine (XML stored on C: drive) in the Hyper-V Manager console without a disk assigned to it. I then successfully created a virtual disk in the Hyper-V Manager console. However, when I try and assign the disk to the virtual machine,
it gives me the following error when I press OK:
Error applying Hard Drive changes
Failed to add device 'Virtual Hard Disk'
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management service Account does not have permission to open attachment. Error: 'General access denied error' (0x80070005)
I have checked the permissions on the virtual disk and the virtual machine ID account has been assigned Read/Write permissions (I have tried adding full control permissions but this does not resolve the error). The D: drive has been formatted in Windows
8 and if I create a virtual disk on the C: drive then it works fine. As far as I can tell, I can't see any obvious differences between the C: and D: drives in terms of configuration or permissions. I have BitLocker installed on both of them.
Hyper-V has been installed with the default settings - no configuration or service account changes.
Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks.Phil Childs http://get-spscripts.com

A:"Failed to add device Virtual Hard Disk" error on removable storage in Windows 8 Hyper-V

Issue Resolved!
Dell has posted an updated intel storage driver that resolved this issue. 

The driver is available for download here: 

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We would like to restrict access to removable storage on our Windows 10 machines to one process (preferably via file hash).

Is that possible using something built into Windows - Group Policy, Powershell, etc?

A:restrict removable storage to a particular process?

What do you mean to one process?

In group policy you can force machines to not to accept any sort of removable device if you choose.

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Hello. I have Sony Ericsson W850i phone. And i want to transfer files from computer to it. Then i connect my phone with USB to PC and in phone menu i choose USB Mode, in PC nothings happen. Just a sound that some device is connected. But in device manager i can see device called "Sony Eri Memory Stick USB Device". It's in drives section. But in My Computer no removable storages are created. So when i went to properties of that Sony Eri device at volumes section i can see that device is not using any of drive. Volumes section is just empty. So can you help me?

A:Solved: Removable Storage Not Working

Do you have the Sony software installed: http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/softwaredownloads/w850i
Or have you checked Disk Management under Administrative Tools if its suppose to appear as a normal removal device, which some only do if you hav a media card installed in the phone.

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How can I access a removable storage remotely by windows explorer? For example, the removable storage drive name is "E:", but when I enter "\\IP\E$" then I can't access to the drive?
Any idea?

Thank you.

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We would like to restrict access to removable storage on our Windows 10 machines to one process (preferably via file hash).

Is that possible using something built into Windows - Group Policy, Powershell, etc?

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Could anyone please tell me why when i use my USB memory stick it seems to take an absolute age to copy.It seems to spend ages calculating time needed then is so slow.

Never was like this XP, seemed so fast.

Anyone any ideas

A:removable storage devices and vista

If you are using a new VISTA machine it should work as fast as your XP machine. If you 'upgraded' to VISTA then possibly you have a Driver issue, i.e. your computer no longer knows it's using USB 2.0 and thinks it can only go USB 1.0 speeds. If that is the case you might be seeing a message saying "USB 2.0 device on USB 1.0 port".

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A few weeks ago I noticed that my iPhone suddenly stopped charging when I plugged it into the usb ports of my computer. I shrugged it off initially and just charged it using other means, but soon afterwards I realized that no external drives work at all. I've already scratched out the possibility that my usb ports are damaged, because usb devices ranging from my mouse to my tablet still work perfectly.

I have a feeling it's some kind of registry error, but I haven't been able to find the registry key for removable storage (if there is one).

I can't use a system restore, because an (unauthorized) windows update seems to have erased any system restore points I had for previous years. When windows eventually started updating again without authorization, I reset the computer since I clearly remember turning off automatic updates after the first update (and it was supposed to off before that too), and I was suspicious since my antivirus software was out of date.

Is it possible that this reset damaged my registry, or could it be some other problem? Would a windows repair work, or should I just give the windows updates a go?

Once again, please don't advise me to check if my usb ports are damaged, or say that my removable storage is faulty. The usb ports work with all other devices, and I've already tested each removable storage device.

A:Any kind of removable storage is not recognized

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Where can i find my devices with removable storages?
All i have is the DVD RW Drive (D I could have sworn i had 2 more.
I'm missing these two because i reinstalled vista on my computer, please help.

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Hi .... I'm havin a gr8 trouble rite now... Recntly i gt a pendrive n wen i plugged it into ma comp i saw a foldericon instead of the icon correspondin to removabe drive......and from then after i'm gettin the same icon for all removable devices that i plg in.......Also my autoplay feature is disabled......
Seems like it's the infection of some type of virus....Can anyone please help me to solve this prob????.....I tried many kav and bitdefender to remove it... but failedd.....

THANX IN ADVANCE...............

A:Virus Affecting Removable Storage....

Hi .... I'm havin a gr8 trouble rite now... Recntly i gt a pendrive n wen i plugged it into ma comp i saw a foldericon instead of the icon correspondin to removabe drive......and from then after i'm gettin the same icon for all removable devices that i plg in.......Also my autoplay feature is disabled......
Seems like it's the infection of some type of virus....Can anyone please help me to solve this prob????.....I tried many kav and bitdefender to remove it... but failedd.....

THANX IN ADVANCE...............

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This problem is driving me crazy and I am having one great big headache at this moment trying to figure this one out. None of my removable storage drives are functioning. All are recogninzed by the computer but they can not be accessed. Everything says "<drive> is not accessible. Incorrect function" I put my flash card in and the computer sees it and recognizes it as such but won't let me access it. Same with any CDs or DVDs I put in my drives. I can't install new programs with a cd because it is not accessible. (I install new software by downloading from the proper website) When I plug in my Fuji camera to download pictures to the pc, it recognizes the camera and gives it a drive but I can't download the pictures. My A:/ drive is not accessible. What is happening? I am running XP w/ SP2. My DVD drive is SONY CD-RW CRX175A. My DVD is generic DVDRom 12X. I have tried a system restore with no success. I have tried to update everything and nothing! I have disconnected, unplugged and tried reinstalling EVERYTHING without success. Please help!!

A:Removable storage drives not working-HELP

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We would like to restrict access to removable storage on our Windows 10 machines to one process (preferably via file hash).

Is that possible using something built into Windows - Group Policy, Powershell, etc?



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alright, I don't know alot about computers, but attached is a picture of what I'm seeing. I've tried changing permissions, Sharing and anything else I could but I just can't access anything at all. I have admin rights, and I'm logged in as admin, but Still nothing.

does anyone have any ideas? I really don;t want to have to call Nerds o.s.

A:access denied to removable storage

Lets first see if its a permissions issue
Try this adminsistrator
Administrator Account

Did you ever have access?
If yes what did you do that may have changed the situation.

If a new problem, you can try a system restore.
System Restore - How to

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When I try to access any removable storage device (DVD, pendrive, memory stick using a flash card reader) on my Windows Vista Business, I always get a "access is denied" message. And now all the removable devices listed on Windows have a red "not allowed" symbol (as you can see here: http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/8504/problemadc4.jpg )

I believe the problem started when Windows froze while the computer was reading a memory stick, so I had to reboot it using directly the power button. Before that, everything was working fine (and they're still working under Linux).

I have already tried to reinstall both the flash card reader and the dvd drive, and it didn't help. I did a chkdsk too. My guess is that it has something to do with the removable storage manager or something like that.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Problem with removable storage devices

On the keyboard, press the windows key + r, in the run box, type gpedit.msc, click ok, expand Administrative Templates, System, Removable Storage Access. Check if any policies are configured. Under CD and DVD: Deny Read Access, and : Deny Write Access, try disabling them. Reboot any see if access is allowed now to the DVD drive.

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Up until recently, it was a simple, straightforward procedure to
transfer files to and from a memory stick or digital camera via any USB
port on my desktop. The stick or camera appear in Windows Explorer under Control Panel/Portable Media Device. Since installing SP2, however, when I attempt to access their files, nothing shows up, and when I attempt to move or copy files to them, a STOP symbol is displayed. Other USB devices work normally, and both the memory stick and camera work normally on my laptop and appear as removable disks, as they did on my previous desktop.

Following advice so far: fully updated system (including drivers), virus and spyware checked, disabled suspicious-looking services--which has not resulted in any other problem. What next?
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GLASER
System Manufacturer INTELR
System Model AB60
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2605 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2605 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 7/11/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name GLASER\Bill
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Phys... Read more

A:Removable Storage Devices not working

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OS is Windows XP SP2, no problems besides the following:

Seems like a driver or something is missing for my USB controllers.

I have 4 things plugged into USB. Mobile phone, Printer, Camera and MP3 player.

Printer works fine, but the rest dont. They aren't recognised. Upon booting up, I get the "New Hardware Found Wizard" appear, attempting to install "USB Root Hub", but instantly after it then says


Failed to install the following device:


This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

Any ideas?

The same with a USB hard drive, not recognised at all. So guessing it is something to do with the supposedly Unknown device.

Already tried Windows Update, as well as Dell's Support site (It's a Dell Dimension 8400).

A:Driver issues - Removable Storage

Did the other devices come with software installation disks? Alot of those types of software usually need drivers installed prior to using them.

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Hi. I've always had issues with removable storage on this Desktop - Dell Dimension 4600 Windows XP Home SP3. Never much of a problem until I installed the new version of Avira Free. I've already addressed this issue on their forum, but received no helpful response. But the new version starts, stops, and restarts the service several times during a scan. And if I have a flash drive plugged in, I receive Removable Storage Service errors. Not sure of the particular ones, because I've since uninstalled Avira 10 and using 9 instead. However, I've noticed when I go to Computer Management in the Control Panel and then to Removable Storage, I get the same errors. And then I have to manually unplug the flash drive and reinsert it, because I can't access the drive until I do, and Safely Remove won't work. Same thing happened when I used Avira. And with Avira, it also occurred on our laptop. Haven't seen if it occurs when just accessing Removable Storage.

I mentioned I've had problems with Removable Storage before. Basically, if I have our printer on while running our nightly backup, I receive disk errors and warnings on the flash drive - something about a paging error. And when we have another flash drive in the other port and print something, that disk gets errors. We use two USB ports on the front of the tower. I've tried uninstalling the flash drives and plugging them back in to reinstall the drivers. But since it doesn't really cause any noticeable problem, it's not too important... Read more

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I have a machine on which xp is installed at the momen, it has some big files and all datat is scattered here and there, So, no chance I can format it completely, though I installed the xp-repair install which fixes the system32 errors. It fixed the PC freezing issue. But, two problems are still nagging me.
First, my dvd-ram drive is not working, the icon appears as dvd-ram, but, the moment I insert any disc the dvd ram logo changes from this to this and then it even stops taking eject command.
Second, I am not able to access my flash drive. Its says this.

And the thing is in safe mode my dvd-ram and flash drive both are working fine. Please help

SOrry if i have posted it in the wrong section cuz i am confused its the hardware issue or the os issue-- move this here if i did confuse http://forums.techguy.org/21-windows-xp/


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Hi all,

I've recently purchased a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything is running like a dream except I have five devices with removable storage showing in My Computer. All I have attached is a WD External Hard Drive which I have assigned to E: changing my CD drive to K:

Is there any particular reason why these 5 additional unknown devices have appeared and can they be safely removed?

Many thanks in advance

A:Unknown Devices with Removable Storage

Include your system specs so us helpers can look up your system on the internet - motherboard, video card etc.

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So I have this weird problem with my PC where any sort of removable storage or music device I connect to my PC through any USB port, shows up saying that it needs to be reformatted and then if I try to reformat it it says that it cant do it.

I have tried this with 2 flash drives that work on other computers and an Ipod that is perfectly fine. It says that the Ipod is corrupt or something and wont work on Windows.

Obviously there is something wrong with my PC, but I'm not sure where the problem is coming from. I already have a USB mouse and a USB cord for my keyboard that I leave plugged in permanently and they dont seem to be effected. It seems like anything that is showing up on my PC as a storage device or drive, automatically needs to be reformatted but I cant actually do it.

This is a real problem, I need to be able to move files on a flash drive for school and its currently not possible. thank you in advance for any advice.

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I would like to restrict certain USB removable storage devices from an un-networked Windows XP Professional SP3 desktop. This is the sort of system where a virus or other malware would be very inconvenient.

I would like to allow certain USB hard drives to have read-write-whatever privileges, all other USB removable storage devices to get no privileges, and all other devices to be unaffected. I would like this to be applied to all three accounts (Administrator, Normal, and ASP).

The problem is, the hard drives will have to be replaced from time to time in order to minimise "spontaneous" failure. This means that the solution provided by Microsoft will not be ideal.

I can't use the "Administrator Only" functions because the owner shares the Administrator password with all of his employees. I have explained to him time and time again why this is a Very Bad Idea, and I don't know why I bothered.

If anyone has any ideas, they will be considered.

A:Restict Certain USB Removable Storage Devices

I went through something similar a few months ago trying to combat company espionage. The best I could do was prevent ALL USB storage or nothing. This was on a Win7 machine which has some built in policies for this. For Win XP I couldn't find one. All I have in my notes for XP is a registry key to disable USB storage devices globally. I'd be interested in hearing other ideas as well.

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okay i got that trojan.simtfraud.c mess and my computer doesnt recognize my removable storage such as dvd or cd..the only 1 it recognizes is my floppy disk..how do i fix this? here is my latest hijack log as well.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:12:07 PM, on 7/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Creative Diagnostics 2.0\DIAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver2\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\program files\zango\zango.exe
C:\... Read more

A:virus has messed up my removable storage help!!!!

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And my hardrive is H:/ not C:/

I just reinstalled windows.
Its only a problem because DVD43 will can not find my DVD drive to remove the copyright off DVDs that I have purchased and want on my iPod!

Any help please

A:My CD/DVDW thinks it is removable storage

The thing is, an optical drive IS Removable Storage. As are Memory Card Readers. I won't get into the removing of the copy protection as this is a legal issue.

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Hi everyone,

Before stating my issue, i'm not 100% sure it's related to Windows 7 or Windows Server. Please let me know if i'm wrong.

A few weeks ago, I had to block access to all removable storage classes to a group of 5 users or so in the enterprise. So I used the "Computer Configuration" GPO (Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Removable Storage Access>All
Removable Storage classes: Deny all access "Active". I applied it to the users and it worked fine. From there, they could'nt use USB stick, CD, etc... After a while, it was decided by the administration they could get that access back. So I removed
the GPO from these users. After a while, users were complaining the access was still denied. From there, here is my troubleshoot path

I did a GPRESULT and I could see the GPO was not appliedI've looked up local computer policy (gpedit.msc) and this setting is not configuredI have looked up in the events viewer in both the computers and domain controller, nothing interesting foundI tried to do a GPUPDATE /force and restartI tried to remove the computer from the Active Directory and join it back to the domainSince the GPO still exists, but not applied to users having the problem, I have tried with 2 third party computers to reproduce the problem. I applied the GPO, access was denied to all removable storage classes. I unapplied the GPO and access to
all removable storage classes was restore.
The issue happens w... Read more

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I have had an external usb removable storage unit for several years (maxtor). I used it in both of my laptops and never had a problem with it. A few days ago, I plugged it in and it just didn't display on my computer or explorer. I tried all of the usb ports and nothing happened. (I did it in both laptops). It shows in the device manager under drives and on the safely remove hardware, but I cannot make it appear in my computer or explorer. Also, it doesn't appear on the Disk Management. I placed a standard usb device and it works perfectly, it even shows in the Disk Management under Disk 1, which it doesn't show when I plugged in the Maxtor unit. Can anybody help me with this issue??? I am new on this forum, but I heard only great things about it. Thanks

A:Removable USB storage doesn't display on My Computer

If this is an external hard drive then it sounds to me like the drive is dead. If it's one that you put in an external caddy, try plugging it into the PC inside.

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