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my computer page doesent see usb drive

by estudenski / August 24, 2005 4:46 AM PDT

When I insert my usb flash memory drive no drive designation appears on the my computer page and I have no way of accessing the flash memory content The safely remove utility frequently says "general ???" is running, wait. Frequently power to the flash memory stays on and removal of the usb unit is not complete!
I think that this started when I installed Photoshop elements 3 and responded to a pop up appearing on insertion of my usb flash that said "use this program to open and had a checked box that said always..."
Is there any way to cancel this "always use this program to open" rule ??

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(NT) (NT) What program to open what file?
by Stan Chambers / August 24, 2005 10:22 AM PDT
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thanks
by estudenski / August 25, 2005 3:55 AM PDT

I was referring to the association between a file type and a program. However, this may not be the problem because I reviewed the file types under "tools" and the associations are to windows viewer and not photoshop. I get 2 icons foe drive s f and g on statrup on "my computer" , these request insertion of a disk, but do not recognize one if inserted. They dissappear on usage of the safe removal program. Reinsertion of a flash card or memory fails to generate an icon on "my computer".

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the same problem with me....
by vivifys / August 9, 2008 8:29 AM PDT

HELLO EVERYBODY!!!!

i have a big problem!
i opened all my programs as torrent files...
then i deleted the utorrent program, but it seems it didn't work...
all programs are now in unknown application, they don't work..
i try to install again utorrent, or skype, icq, whatever...
mozzila download them, but doesn't open them...they come in the same aplication...they don't run...
i try to restore the system, but it doesn't work.
I try to choose the default programs and it doesn't work...
nothing works anymore.
do i have a virus?
i use windows vista ultimate, lap top HP PAVILLION dv 6000
I am just a stupid Blondie with poor English...
So please, someone tell me what to do...
sorry to post here, but i am totally lost ...
i will be very tankful if u help me here !!!
take care

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re:my computer page doesent see usb drive
by dwalmz / August 25, 2005 3:26 AM PDT

Did the flash drive work previously? Is the flash drive USB 1.1 or USB 2.0?

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Thanks for the reply to " lost usb icon on" my computer"
by estudenski / August 25, 2005 3:46 AM PDT

My flash drive seems ok works occasionalt on this user account and usually on another. Another flash drive also did not show an icon when tried on this user sccount.

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It's hard to guess without more info.
by Stan Chambers / August 25, 2005 12:44 PM PDT

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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Re Flash drive not shown..
by Papa Echo / August 25, 2005 7:44 PM PDT

What make and model of flash drive ? Some flash drives require a driver to be installed; if so, try reinstalling. Also check whether you have fully inserted the drive into the USB port. Have you tried the drive at another USB port, or at another computer ? Instead of at ''My Computer'', are you able to access the drive with Windows Explorer ?

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Re Flash drive not shown..
by dwalmz / August 26, 2005 12:21 AM PDT

Be sure your PC is USB 2.0 enabled. If you have an older PC with USB 1.1, it will not see a USB 2.0 flash drive. You'd have to install a USB 2.0 card (w/drivers).

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