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USB Storage Drives Not Recognized, Code 39

Q: USB Storage Drives Not Recognized, Code 39

Yesterday my external hard drive, flash drives, iPod, and memory card reader, which are all USB mass storage devices were working fine. However, today none of them show up in explorer, and when they're viewed in device manager all of them have an error message that says, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". I have already used system restore to go back to yesterday and it didn't solve the problem. Also, my flash drive is made by Sandisk and has a second partition that mounts as a CD drive, and this works properly. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? This is very bad for me because I can no longer back up my computer until it recognizes my external hard drive.

Thanks for the help!

Edit: I am using 64-bit Windows 7

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Preferred Solution: USB Storage Drives Not Recognized, Code 39

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

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

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

A: USB Storage Drives Not Recognized, Code 39

I updated to the latest chipset drivers and the latest BIOS for my motherboard, but USB storage devices still won't mount. I'm at a loss. Perhaps something is wrong with my motherboard?

Here is a picture of what device manager looks like now. As you can see, the USB drives no longer have yellow error triangles next to them under the "Disk Drives" dropdown, but under "storage volumes" there is an equal number of generic volumes with yellow triangles as there are USB storage devices plugged in.

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HELP! I have reviewed several fixes on this site regarding this issue. I have tried them all (except the XPRepair) and none seem to correct my problem. The FIXCD.REG suggested by Triple6 doesn't seem to change my Registry. Am I doing it correctly? I am running WinXP on a Gateway GM5088.

I have also pulled and reinstalled the drives, cables are good and power is to the drives.

Also, I have looked in the BIOS, but I don't know how to tell if the drives are correctly listed there.

Help would be greatly appreciated!

JSawyer
 

A:DVD Drives not recognized-Code 19

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In win 8.1, USB drives are not recognized . When a USB drive is plugged in, the following language appears in the General tab in the yellow triangled item "USB Mass Storage Devices" which is under "USB Controllers" in Device Manager:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)
The driver could not be loaded because a previous version of the driver is still in memory."

I have uninstalled every item under "USB Controllers" and restarted my computer each time.

Any help resolving this problem appreciated. And - I have not yet upgraded to Win 10. Would the 10 upgrade solve the problem or would it just be carried over into Win 10?
 

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I installed Windows 7 service pack 1 this morning and the USB disk drives are no longer recognized:

Generic Compact Flash USB Device - This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1) The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Generic MS/MS-Pro USB Device - This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1) The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Generic SD/MMC USB Device - This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1) The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Generic SM/xD-Picture USB Device - This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1) The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

I have searched the web for these error codes, with no success. Do you know of a fix?

A:After Win 7 Serv Pack 1 install, USB drives not recognized, Err Code 1

Hi Robert and welcome to SevenForums,

There are a huge slew of updates to Service Pack 1. The first thing you should do is install those by running Windows update until it is completely up-to-date. If your USB devices still do not work after these updates, then please follow the suggestions in this tutorial:

USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

Regards,
Golden

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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A Moderator has Moved your thread to our Windows 7 forum as there are some things you need to know in order to

rescue data you probably need and some other stuff you shouldl be aware of..help should arrive soon

My hard drive won't boot, and SMART says it's 'BAD, backup and replace."

I can't replace it now(no money), so I was wondering if there's a way to get Windows 7 completely pulled off the drive from its sectors and transferred to another storage drive WITHOUT the hard drive connected to a motherboard, no BIOS, etc. Just independent of its self, with the jumper/power to start it, can data be physically removed from it without it being connected to a motherboard?

Is there any way something like this can be done?

Because here's what I want to do ...

I want to clear the hard drive and keep its files, the OS, and other files on it, move them to another storage drive, then boot them from, say, a 64GB USB drive, and install them on a new hard drive from there. Will something like this work?

Assuming I boot from the USB with a new, functioning hard drive installed, can I just sort of "move" the OS to the new, empty hard drive to install it there? What are the steps of doing this exactly?

I'm not skilled/experienced in this area at all.
 

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Operating on my HP Laptop running Windows 8.1, what can I do about retrieving the data on several drives I've just found in my desk drawer.  Where are the different drives I am used to that would allow me to read these drives?

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I have an older Dell machine that I plan to use as a backup server for my family. It has 2 SATA HDDs, 1 IDE DVD drive, 1 IDE HDD

The SATA drives are recognized in BIOS. The IDE-DVD and IDE-HDD are not. Interestingly, when looking at the folder structure in Windows Explorer, all the devices appear. When looking at "Device Manager", all the devices appear. Everything actually functions when windows boots up. Trouble is, when powering on, the boot -screen tells me the Disk-3 and Disk-4 are missing. Then waits for me to press F1 to continue, or F2 to enter BIOS. If if press F1, windows fires up, and all works.
Trouble is, I want to schedule this to wake up on its own, run back ups, then shut off. I am learning how to do that, that is not the problem. Problem would be for the auto-turn-on, to be stuck in the BIOS screen waiting for someone to do something. That's a no-go for my intended purpose.

I have dillignetly gone through the "Master/Slave" configuration of the IDE drives. The IDE-DVD drive is Master, with a jumper, and on the end/black connector of the ribbon cable. The IDE-HDD is Slave (no jumper) and is attached to the middle/grey connector.

I have gone into Control Panel and eventually get into "Disk Manager". Here I see something that is perhaps the clue but I do not know how to rectify. The following is listed (and/or shown in the graphic panel of Disk Mgr):
>Disk 0, "Bright Blue", drive-name, Layout=Partition,... Read more

A:2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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Hi All,

I have (4) hard drives that already have Windows 7 installed on each. My rig is a custom build, so as for Motherboard, I have:

Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Assassin (has two 6GB/s SATA ports, and four 3 GB/s SATA ports) if not mistaken. I would put eligible drives on the 6 GB/s ports, and the others on the 3 GB/s ports. I know, my MB is ancient now!

The "new" drives are already connected via SATA ports, and both are functional, but one is extremely slow, and I believe it is because I didn't install them correctly. Missing drivers or something, not sure.

Here are my issues, broken down:

1. I have two choices to make, first is to use the "fastest HDD" as my primary, and the other 3 HDD's will be used as storage. Second choice is to induce RAID 10 or whichever is recommended. If I go with RAID, please point me to a site where I can use as a guide on how to do that correctly, as I have never done that before. Unless of course it is a simple process, and can be explained here. I just didn't want to have to go back and forth on this board, while becoming a nuisance.

2. Going with the best recommendation based on #1 above, I need to resolve network recognition issues. I use the WD Mycloud 3TB as my backup. I like it because I travel a lot and I can easily use the app to pull up any document, picture, video, etc., while knowing that I don't need to pay a monthly fee to someone else. However, 50% of the time when I boot up, I see (Cou... Read more

A:Multiple drives, One Desktop, all drives recognized in network

I'll bite:

Why 4 Windows installations?

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Until this problem started this week, I've not had problems accessing data from my USB thumb drive through the 4 USB ports on the front of my computer.

Now, when I plug a device in, I hear the indicator that i've plugged something new in I can see the devide in the Devices and Printers window but it isn't fully recognized... says troubleshooting is needed, though when i run the trouble shooter, nothing happens. This has happened with 3 different thumb drives and a usb cd burner.

When I go to access drives on the computer, I am unable to see the usb thumb drive.

To date, i have uninstalled the usb drivers and restarted and that didn't work.

If I try to restart with ANY usb drive in the front 4 ports, I get a blue error screen saying there is an unknown boot device, so I end up having to restore to my last restore point.

Any help would be much appreciated!!! THANK YOU in advance!

SYSINFO:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-5300B APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7374 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7480D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (402 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1850
Antivirus: PC Matic Super Shield, Enabled and Updated
 

A:USB Storage Not Recognized

What's the model number(M/N) and product number(P/N) and serial number(S/N) of that HP?

Did that problem occur before or after you installed PC Matic?

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I have a network USB storage link by cirago with 2 hard drives and a printer plugged into it. My computer cannot find these items through the network. I have a wireless system and a Belkin wireless router that the storage link is plugged into. Any suggestions?
 

A:Storage link not recognized

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After using an intermittent USB extension cord with a flash drive, when I connect any external storage device driectly to a USB port I get "USB Device not recognized" "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned." In Device Manager under USB it shows an unknown device. External hard drive does not show up in disk drives in device manager. I tried uninstalling all USB items in Dev Mgr, they reinstall but still get same message for flash and ext hard drive. Other devices work fine in the same USB ports. I tried System Restore. No luck. HELP!! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: USB Ext Storage not recognized

Hi jaylin

Try this:

Plug the FLASH or EXT drive. You should hear the "turun" sound when an USB device is plugged in.
Right click My Computer and select MANAGE.
Got to the Storage section and click the DISK MANAGEMENT section. Wait on the right side to populate.
Check if your EXT drive or your flash drive is listed there.
IF so, check if it has a DRIVE LETTER assigned to it (Should be something like D:, E: or such)
IF it does not has a DRIVE LETTER assigned, right click it and select CHANGE DRIVE LETTERS AND PATHS.
If it has any drive letter assigned to it, change it to a letter form the end of the alphabet, say Y: X: or Z:
This is to ensure that you are assigning a letter that is available on the system.
After that, Say OK to everything and close the Computer Management window. Your FLASH or EXT drive should appear now on the MY COMPUTER window with it's new drive assinged.

Hope it helps !
 

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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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Yeah, sorry about the title, I tried to make it as informative as possible.

I'm asking for help. I've searched around the net for ages to try to find answers to this issue, but I can't find anything that matches my problem exactly.

My computer has issues with usb storage drivers I think. All usb stick thingys don't work. And they do work on every other computer I've tested them on... which is probably around six or so. Whenever I plug them in, it comes up with that very unhelpful message that says that "USB not recognised", and when I check the device manager, it comes up with Unknown Device.

Also, when I plug in an MP3 player, they are only read half of the time. The other half, they do the same rubbish that occurrs with my USB things...

My printer and keyboard both work fine, so I know it isn't a problem with my hardware. Well, maybe it could be a problem with my PSU, but it is a 550W, and I'm sure that my components aren't draining that much power.

Finally, my 7-in-1 card reader isn't recognised by vista most of the time. When it is finally recognised and the drives show up in My Computer, but when I put an SD card in or something, nothing happens.

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate, which was upgraded from a buggy version of Home Basic Lite edition. And, if I can't get this fixed, I'll format my computer, but I don't really want to resort to that.

If you need anymore informati... Read more

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I have WD 1 TB drive that was working fine. I noticed it had 3 partitions on it so I removed 2 of them with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Aomei competed the operations and now my box will not recognize the drive. I tried it on my desktop and it also will not recognize the drive.
When I connect the drive, on either machine, it makes that "beep/bump" sound that lets me know something has been inserted but that is it.

Any ideas.

Also:
I went into device manager and told it to scan for hardware changes, that did nothing.
I tried to update drivers but that never completed. The progress bar just kept looking and did not find anything.
 

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Hello all....Help ...I can't seem to access my USB flash drive on my computer (XP professional operating system) once I insert it into the usb port...my computer acknowledges that there is a mass media device however when I go to My computer to access it there is no Letter associated with it..all my network drives and device drives are listed but no letter associated with my USB flash drive...How do I assign a letter to it so I can access it?

Thanks

Marci
 

A:USB flash drive mass storage not recognized

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I have an Aaxatech P2, one of these:

AAXA P2 Pico Projector - LCoS Based Hand-held Pocket Projector - LED Micro Projector

When I connect it to thru the VGA cable, it works fine, but then when I plug it via USB, all it does is recognize it as a mass storage device. Does anyone know if I can get video through the USB on this thing? thanks.

A:Aaxatech 2 projector recognized as storage device only

Well, apparently the USB port is designed for file transfers only.

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Hi all, well this is a long shot now to post a question about my prety old mp3 player(Rio Chiba 128). The thing is that I have a good amount of good music I would like to copy off of it. Anyways I have Vista Home Premium 32bit and when I plug in the mp3 player, it recognizes it as being a Rio Chiba device but can not find any available drivers for it. I already tried the following:-changed the cable-directed the "New Device" wizard to look for drivers in C:\Windows\INF , C:\Windows\winsxs-copied different copies of "usbstor.inf" & "usbstor.PNF" into C:\Windows\INF and different locations but none of those have worked-I have even tried deleting INFCACHE.1 and nothing. -went to: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/r....asp?prodID=109 which is Rio's support page for this device but they claim it doesnt need a driver as the OS should read it as a mass storage device.The mp3 player still works fine and plays music as it should it just doesnt want to be recognized in either vista or xp. any help or suggestions is really appreciate it as Im very little away from giving up on it. Thanks all!

A:Rio Chiba 128 Mass Storage Device not being recognized?

With it plugged in go to the Control Panel>Administrative Tool>Computer Management. Double-click on Storage. Double-click on disk Management.
On the top, click on Action and select Refresh

If it doesn't show, go to your Device Manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation points by the USB Root Hub Controllers

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I have a 1TB external storage drive that uses its own power supply and connects to my laptop via USB 2.0 cable. For months I've had absolutely no problem out of the device, until the computer randomly decided to forget the device was plugged in. Now I'm lucky to get the device to be recognized by the computer at all, and when it is recognized, if I try to move anything to/from the device, the connection is immediately severed from the computer.

I use this device for my backup as well as holding on to things I would rather not get rid of. All my drivers are up to date, I've done all the Power Management checking and unchecking that I've read from other threads found via Google search, and still it won't work correctly for me. Any advice?

A:Self-Powered External Storage not recognized/randomly disconnecting

Providing you have done all the power options to attack the problem from the OS end of things, then you must consider that the drive itself is the problem. This seems likely since the drive has worked fine in the past.

The first suspect would be the USB cable, the connector on either end, or the port on either end.

The second suspect would be the hard drives power supply. These do go bad. If it is not supplying proper power then the drive will fail to be recognized correctly.

Try the drive on another computer. If it exhibits the same behavior there then you can narrow it down to one of the two issues above.

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Woke up this morning to find my HP stuck in a boot up mode with a message about it being unable to find any storage devices...tried safe mode (F8) but no luck...would not boot into safe mode...can not get into BIOS...F2, F10, F11 all not working...only thing that had a glimmer of hope was inserting the HP recovery disc (1 of 3) I made then restarting...seemed to work a bit as the screen changed and it said "loading windows files" but then nothing...subsequent reboots with same disc went unrecognized...even tried booting using Hiren's Boot CD but it seems like the machine is not recognizing ANY bootable drive...HDD or CD/DVD.

Joe

A:Unable to boot into any mode...storage devices not recognized

Most likely a power supply failure, that's a non-servicable part except by the manufacturer, so it's one you replace. [can hold a charge and possibly KILL you if opened up]

Any PC repair shop near you can verify that the PSU is croaked in a minute, with a PSU tester which you can buy for $20ish.

Rosewill RTK-PST Digital LCD Power Supply Tester - Newegg.com

PC is acting like it doesn't have the juice to run the parts, just so much more likely PSU dead, eliminate that before moving on, hopefully it didn't damage anything else.

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Hi there,
Could someone please tell me why is the HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 drive on a Dell Latitude D500 being recognized by the system as a usb mass storage device?...and how to fix that in case it is not normal?
Thanks in advance,
osmany
 

A:Dvd room drive being recognized as a usb mass storage device

Disconnect the drive and tell us what the computer then reports. Your HLDS optical drive is among the most basic of all drives installed by Dell, but it has an extremely high failure rate.
 

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Hi, i have alot stored up as backup, but would like to install about 3 or 4 IDE drives into a docking box, or external box..........

anyone know of some nice products out there that can do this?

i want to store about 3 or 4 IDE drives in an external enclosure that you can hook up USB and self powered.........

TIA
 

A:Looking for a Storage Solution (IDE DRIVES BOX)?

The only multi enclosures I have seen are sata. What you could do would be to build a basic system and connect all the drives you want with a ide controller card/raid card. This would then connect through a network and be available to all systems on your network.

I have a backup box I made from old parts/pulled parts. It has four ide drives in the system counting the system drive. Each workstation on the network has access to all drives for backup, etc.
 

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Hello everyone,I'm planning to buy my first Thinkpad, probably a 8th gen Intel processor one. I read this on the T580 specifications sheet : "System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage" but that doesn't seem clear to me.I found here someone else who as the exact same, unfortunately unanswered, question :System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage. Why I cannot use it with dual drive setup. One fast but low capacity PCIe NVMe ssd on the M.2 slot and another high capacity hard drive on the regular 2.5" HDD bay. Why one or another but not both? I couldn't find a simple and clear answer to that question

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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.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, 32 bit
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
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Motherboard: ECS, Nettle2
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Removable Storage Drives Seem to be Gone

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I have two HD (both WD / 1 ATA - 1 SATA) I want to install in a couple of old computers as a second drive data storage. I've tried connecting them but they don't show up as being installed. Also, one has a clacking sound when computer is turned on.

How can I check to determine if they are good or not?

Thanks.
 

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I fixed a laptop with the help of Nasdaq, now I have another security question. I did a clean install of Win7 on my desktop, but I did not format m storage drives. I left them untouched. What is the best way to scan them for viruses, malware, etc? Can anything self install off the drives without being clicked?

The computer had an svchost.exe issue. That is what prompted a clean OS install.

A:Best way to scan storage drives

So far I have run MSE and am now running malware bytes.

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Someone I know split my C:drive and created another drive (E) but the problem is that the C drive has on 1.95 GB and the E drive has 16.6 GB. My computer is not functioning correctly and need to reformat so that C has more space to download things, install programs etc.

can anyone help?

thanks
M Harber
 

A:Split drives need more storage

simply put when you reinstall create a larger C:\ partion typically i like to use around 4-5 GIG but thats up to you...

Are you reinstalling xp or is this an older o/s?

one thing you can try if you dont want to have to reinstall is one of the drive partitioning programs such as partition magic...

Caution: using partition magic can cause you to loose data...


It all depends on how it wants to work for you. I have used it at times to extend a partition and it has worked flawlessly, then other times it royally hosed the drive causing me to have to wipe all partitions and start over..
 

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In the Storage Pool section, I get this error message:
Drive or Storage Space issues; Check Physical Drive and Storage Spaces sections.

In the Storage Spaces section, I get this error message:

Error Inaccessible; check the Physical Drives Section

In the Physical Drives section, all 4 2T drives are checked as okay and have either 49.6% of their capacity used or 49.8% of their capacity used.

These drives are in a 4 disk enclosure that can be attached either by eSATA or USB 3.0. I get the same error under either attachment method.

I am guessing that the virtual disk information, metadata, is corrupt and the data on the four drives is not recognized as a storage pool any more. The device manager shows the disks individually, and the storage pool. is not recognized. In the Storage Spaces section of the Control Panel, the storage pool is recognized, but inaccessible.

Since the data on the disks appears to be good, is there a way to rebuild the virtual disk data. Parity is the redundancy method.

Thanks, in advance, for your help.

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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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I'm hoping someone here might have experience with mirroring 2 drives in Windows 10. I'm reading How-to's but some of my basic questions remain unanswered.

I have an SSD (C) used for the OS and loading apps and a 2TB drive that holds for all my files, images and videos, etc.

I want to add a second 2TB drive and create a Storage Spaces 'Mirror' setup to offer redundancy in case the D drive fails. (I also have off-site of backups). From what I've read the mirrored drives will need to be formatted so I will have to backup and re-copy all the current data onto the Mirrored set.

But here's the question:

Will a single mirrored drive behave like a single drive if it's removed from the set and connected to another computer?

Does the file and folder structure of one of those mirrored drives offer access to the files if it's removed and accessed using a removable SATA dock on another computer?

Thanks for any help with this question.

A:Storage Spaces Mirror 2 Drives?

It's a bit pointless as a lot of space will be wasted and if one is infected so will the other. If you use disk imaging you can have lots of backup spanning a few months that is creating images not cloning

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We have 3 different drives for the office on a network and it says there is only 24.5GB of 278GB on all 3 drives? All the drives contain different files mostly word and pdf docs.. and all of the drives have no where near the 278GB of documents. How could I go about getting to the root of this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
 
 
 

A:3 drives EXACT same amount of storage?

Hi otterman It seems like these three shortcut point on the same drive. The first two would be:\\10.13.10.249\COMMON01\\10.13.10.249\COMMON02And I suggest you to ping "PC-090". I'm ready to bet that its IP address is 10.13.10.249 In short, all these shortcut points on the same drive, but on different folders on that drive. There's no issue so there's nothing to look for

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Hi. Can anyone help me? I am really concerned I may have lost the contents of the Storage Space I have created in Windows 8.

Having read an article by Woody Leonhard extolling the virtues of Storage Spaces and how it could take over from Windows Home Server,I began the transfer at the end of October. I started with 8 HDDs, most 1.5 or2Tb drives, but there were 2 @ 3Tb drives which I had been using elsewhere and which were already formatted as 2.72Tb. The transfer process was going well and I had got almost ? complete, with about 18Tb transferred on to the storage space based on a now grown pool of about 15 HDDs.

The Storage Space ? it was on a ?parity? basis- was ?all green?, although I was often prompted to increase the number of HDDs as the transfer progressed and all new HDDs had been successfully assimilated (Borg like!). The problem arose when I tried to add a new 3Tb Seagate HDD. It was only recognised as 2Tb and so I attached it to my main PC and formatted it via GPT and got 2.72Tb showing. I then put the HDD in the Win8 machine and in ?My Computer? it appeared as 2.72Tb. However, when I sought to add it to the Pool, the applet showed the HDD as being only 1.99Tb. Back in ?My Computer? it confirmed the HDD was 2.72. I thought it might just be a minor bug in the applet and clicked to add the HDD to the pool, but having done so, the overall size of the Storage Space only increased by 2Tb, not the 2.72 I expected. I immediately hit the? remove? button before anything... Read more

A:Help: Windows 8 Storage Spaces and 3Tb Drives

Sorry you are having problems with this. I was not running a Storage Spaces until you posted and then I decided to try it using 2 640 GB drives. Not many of us have 15 hard drives laying around.

None of us would want to be responsible for you loosing any data, so any suggestions should be vetted thoroughly before you take any action.

Considering the info you have given, I would try to add the last 3 TB drive and see if it can be incorporated, and don't worry about its size just yet. The Storage Spaces utility seems to format the drives, so being pre-formatted may not make a difference to it. Also, there may be some requirement by the utility to balance out the space for consistency. But I would guess right now, your primary goal is to remove the red notification on your space. Would you agree it is probably the result of the 2, 3 TB drives being shown as "disconnected"?

I will hope, that because the drives show as disconnected, the data was maintained on the remaining drives. Is there any way you can tell for sure?

So, some questions. of the 15 drives, how are they connected to your system?

Are you using a UEFI or Legacy install? My drives were configured as GPT by the Utility, but I run UEFI.

Now, my tests:

I had to test using a Mirror setup, since I only have two drives. You need at least 3 for parity. If I can find another drive, I might try that later.

But I created the pool, shut down the system and removed the drives. A reboot showed no... Read more

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HP Pavilion desktop and Laptop, same OS: Windows Home Premium 64bit
I use a Linksys Router on my Network Storage and Lots of std USB Attached Drives (seagate, fantoms,etc).
The USB's are attached to my Desktop and shared on the Laptop. if I go to the recycle Bin on the Desktop C: drive, only 2 drives are listed, the C: root drive and ONE and newest USB 4tb drive.

The network storage has a $Recycle Bin on it but saves no deleted files/folders and is empty. As the other drives but only the TWO drives listed on C: go to the Bin.

I would like ALL USB Drives AND Flash drives to go through the C: boot drives in case of mistakes.

I can't find any references on how to accomplish this or if it can be done.

And I don't know why the single seagate 4tb does and the others don't.

Any ideas?

Thanks

I would like to utilize the C: drive Recycle Bin on all drives but when I deleter files, they do not appear

A:$Recycle Bin - Using it on USB Drives and Network Storage.

When a file or folder is deleted it goes to the $Recycle.Bin folder of the drive in question. This is fundamental to the way the recycle bin works and there is no provision made for changing it.

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Are different capacity (128 GB vs 256 GB) more expensive to manufacture? If so, why? How do these costs change depending on the type of storage, like Flash Drive vs SSD vs HDD, and for what reasons?

I realize larger drives will generally be PRICED higher simply because more space = better (generally), better = higher demand, higher demand = people willing to pay more. But are there MANUFACTURING/MATERIALS cost differences between the two and if so, what components/labor/manufacturing processes bring these about? Obviously HDDs have some rare materials, like Neodymium, but this would be present in roughly the same quantity regardless of HD capacity (provided drive physical dimensions stay the same, which they generally do).

A:Manufacturing costs of storage drives

Unless someone on our forum is a manufacture of such items, I don't think we can give you a exact answer.
With any product things like demand, materials, labor, market place competition, shipping, storage, advertising and many more have bearing on the cost.

Intel will spend over a Billion dollars to have a plant constructed just to make cpu chips.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 8142 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (400 GB Free); D: 931 GB (930 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., AB350N-Gaming WIFI-CF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

my pc reads my storage drive as two with the little partition showing a H/P logo and it being the primary partition. i can't seem to remove it when i go into manage and disk management. here are some pics to show you what i mean. hope this makes sense to yous...
 

A:my Pc reading my storage drive as two drives

sorry i should have rotated pics first
 

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I’ll try to keep it short as possible. Been reading the do’s and don’ts most of the day and made it a long way through the elephant in the room post. Already knew the do's and don'ts but wanted to make sure. Haven't been here in a while.
 
One problem - got a few more, slow of course - I can barely write this.
 
Each time I reboot my pc, I get an icon in my systray to remove new hardware. This I really only noticed today so I don’t know if it’s always been there - 2nd/extra computer, desktop/changing to Windows 7 I hope with your help.
 
The message: USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)
Not even sure I have all of those..
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Second problem, only mention it here because it might be realted. I bought this computer used. It’s obvious that he tried to clean out his data first and most likely got more than his data or it had a bad effect. From the first time it was started a pop-up says:
 
"WELCOME TO THE FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD! (You lucky JERK!) "This wizard helps you install software for: PCI device".
 
Tried the wizard a few times - Windows can’t find the software. I don’t have a disk that it will take either. I just close it but it pops back up every few minutes. Have no idea what it wants or what a PCI device is to try tracking something down.
 
HP Pavilllion a630n
MS Windows XP Home Editiion Service pack 3
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 280 GHz, 503 MG
Intel 82516 Express family Chipset.
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A:USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)

to Bleeping Computer forum.
 
 

 
The message: USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)
Not even sure I have all of those..

 
According to the official specs ( http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c00210099 ),your PC seems to have come with USB card reader. XP will show the "Safely remove Hardware" message if there is a card reader is plugged so there is nothing wrong with that.
 

 
 
ried the wizard a few times - Windows can’t find the software. I don’t have a disk that it will take either.
 
To identify the device with missing driver, please follow the below steps.
 
1. Open RUN dialogue ( Win key + R ) and enter Msinfo32.exe in it.
 
2. When the "System Information" tool opens, choose File -> Save and give a name a name of your choice. 
 
3. Download and install 7-Zip from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z920.exe
 
4. Now right click on the saved file and choose  7-zip --> Add to archive. This will compress and considerable reduce the file size.
 
    
 
5. Attach the file using More Reply Options --> Attach files with next reply.

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Hi, I recently bought a fairly high spec refurbished computer from a school clearance sale and I am now wanting to use it to be the basis of a simple media center. The problem I am facing Is that it wont recognize my mass storage devices (memory sticks and an external HD) through the USB ports. It Knows they are there because it will show me the names but it wont install them automatically and brings up the 'Install New Hardware Wizard' I've tried using this but it will reach the end of the installation and then say Invalid data. I have checked with the drivers on my laptop and there are the same ones on the new PC.
I am aware that some schools deliberately block USB storage devices for a variety of reasons so I googled my problem. It came back telling me that to disable/Enable USB ms devices there is a simple registry tweak, to change the DWord "start" value to 4-disable or 3-enable which is located at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR,
However, when I checked in RegEdit there was no USBSTOR directory at all. I have many questions,
Does this directory exist as a default or is it something that is added for this tweak?
Is there another way of disabling the USB for hardware other than mouse and keyboard? If so how can it be reversed?
Thankyou

A:USB mass storage drives are not working

I just checked 2 of mine.
USBSEOR is there
Go to the Device Manager & see if the USB is listed & enabled.
If it is expand the listing, right click each [in turn] & uninstall them
Restart the unit to let them reinstall
when done try them.

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How many drives can be installed and where are they located in this work station?

A:storage bays and hard drives

Hi tinkerstoys, According to the document quickspecs:http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04834941.pdf?ver=9 "Four (4) dedicated drive slots, two (2) M.2 slots, and two (2) 2.5?drive bays." I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !I´m a volunteer in the HP Forum !

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For several days now, every time I boot up my PC, an error message is displayed for about two seconds, and I was able to read what it was before it disappeared.*

It was a driver issue.So, I checked my drivers and it immediately told me which driver is having problems.* It was the APJHHSYL IDE Controller, under the Storage Controller listing, and its error is listed as Code 39.

I have no idea of what to do, because I Googled the name and it came up with no matches.* My PC's OS is Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

Also, this isn't my first time with driver issues.* Two weeks ago, I had a problem with my CD/DVDW driver, but a rollback to its previous Restore point fixed that. Should I be concerned I keep having driver issues?
 

A:Storage Controller Code 39

Hello, it's me again...after two weeks. I'm still having the same problem. I tried using a system restore point, but even the earliest restore point had driver issues.

Every time I boot up my PC, there's a big chance of it not working. Like, on the desktop, some programs will not run--such as Firefox or AIM or AVG, so when I try to close them, that's when everything freezes. Sometimes I have to restart two times before the PC will finally "work."

So, what's up with that? How do I go about this problem?
 

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I have 1 GB of space at my ISP where I can only upload pictures. It uses a little plugin where I can browse my HD:s and click on the pictures to upload. I need that storage for .doc Word documents. I tried renaming the documents to .jpg but my ISP can`t locate the file then. Do you guys think there is any way around this problem or must I buy "ordinary" web space for all types of files?

I just draw the conclusion that it must use some kind of jpg or bmp etc algorithm to determin whether it?s a real picture or not, am I wrong?

Thanks in advance!

A:JPG code 1gb Online Storage

I suggest you simply buy the storage. It can't be this expensive, and we really don't get involved in bypassing legal restrictions here.

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Hi Broni,
I just built a new PC (Win7 Ultimate). Things were basically okay and then USB2 or USB3 access to any thumb drive failed (Device Manager Code 10). I did everything covered in:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/165554-usb-driver-general-fix-problems.html
And removed and replaced all my USB2 and USB3 drivers and programs. Sfc /scan now is clean, the device manager shows no problems. Microsoft FixIt USB shows a clean USB system. Event Viewer shows 2x ReadyBoost error, 3x DCOM error (related to Audio driver).
So I am wondering if my new system has a virus on it. The only thing that was suspect during my build process was when I installed MyPhoneExplorer. I did not prevent LavaSoft from getting on my system during the MyPhoneExplorer install. I immediately uninstalled it and cleaned up IE11 and Firefox 33.
What do you recommend I use to check if a virus is the cause of my problems?
Thanks
 

A:USB Storage Cause Code 10 on new System

You should know the drill...

Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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I am really interested in drive pooling as I have a computer running windows 7 now that has 5 drives (3x2TB and 2X3TB) that act as my home media storage center. I have TV shows split between 3 drives and movies on 2 drives. When I access these from other applications, it can be hard to group everything together and if I run out of space somewhere, it is a nightmare.

Win 8 pro x64 is on it's way, but wanted to know how to set up Storage Space. I have looked through the tutorials, but cannot figure out how to set my system up, if I have media in different spots.

Do I create 1 Storage Space and all 5 drives are in it then I just have to point to if from my other applications to get to the data? Do I create a storage space for each type of media (music, TV shows, Movies, etc.)? When I add a drive to a storage space, how do I get it to include the files within the storage space and not just use the "empty" drive space?

I am not looking for redundency protection, but to make my handling of data across all the drives easier (e.g. "Did I put my Futurama series on drive 1 or 2...Did South Park make it on to one drive or did I have to split it up?)
Thanks
-S

A:Storage Space set up on computer with data on drives...

Hi can you not dedicate 0ne or both of the 3Tb drives to video/audio. If you could then everything would be on one drive and I would guess each would take a lot of DVD's / downloads

Keith

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Good morning,

I'm intending to buy my first SSD and to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

My current BIOS will allow me to set the ACHI option which I understand is required for SSD use. I've also read that changing this setting in the BIOS from IDE to AHCI will cause my current XP Pro OS to BSOD, that in itself is not a problem as I won't be using it again.

What I would like to know and to get some assurance about is what will changing that setting do to the SATA drives, also connected to the mobo (not USB), that I use purely as storage? Will they be OK? Will I lose access to them or will they be fine?

Any help gratefully accepted.

Ben

It's a mistype in the title, I know it's AHCI

A:What does changing to ACHI do, if anything, to purely storage drives

Hello ZBDMiller. Welcome to the forum.

Switching to AHCI will have no effect on your data drives. They will look and work exactly as they do now.

Switching modes only affects previously installed operating systems. It is a software problem, not anything to do with hardware or any physical change to the drive.

AHCI introduces some advanced connection features. The main one is just how the drive communicates with the controller - all behind-the-scenes stuff.

The one feature of AHCI that is noticeable to the user is the ability to "hot swap" drives. That is, connect or disconnect a drive while the PC is running.

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All right, so this problem happened about 3 days ago when I came across a virus/malware program called SpywareRemoval 2009. Needless to say, I immediately ran both my anti-malware and anti-virus software and caught it right on its arrival.

Now, NONE of my extra storage devices (iPod, SD card, USB drive... nothing!) is being detected as storage.

They all appear in Device Manager under disk drives, yet when I check Disk Management, none of them appear. Everything that was once plug and play is no longer doing anything (although... it is kinda weird that the USB drive shows up as a CD-Drive with no storage capabilities...).

I REALLY don't want to have to wipe my system. I've got all my music on my internal and no way to back it up.

If anyone has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:All external storage devices are not being detected as drives. Help!

Hi, you probably have trojan, read

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...er-366193.html

the solution starts on p2

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> sorry and please redirect if in wrong forum<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Hi everyone,

I want to back up my drive contents. I was looking at the vast arrary of online and external storage drives.

I think i want to go for an external drive. USB 2 probably with at least 150gig. Can anyone point out good model / company to buy from.

Also could i install another aperating system on this drive that my computer can boot from?

All replies views and do's and dont's appreciated.

Thankyou.
 

A:Solved: exteral or online storage drives?

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