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    USB Drive Thats Not There Showing As Is?

    Ok - this may be my fault - and I'd say it is lol When we got this comp I was swapping a heap of stuff via a usb stick from old comp to new - and cause i didnt see it showing as a hardware safety remove thing - I removed the usb stick without using safely remove

    Anyway now everytime comp boots up since then it think it has an F drive (which doesnt exist cause if click on it says insert a disk) which i can safetly remove

    I'm pretty sure it doesnt have anything in it that it would be calling F is just C and D h/drive partitions and E: dvd/cd drive

    IS there someway to stop it thinking F is there?

    Edited to add: or if there is a USB F: what is it???

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    disk management in the management console

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    hmm ok but if this F is something that should be there - which i dont think it is - what happens then

    At pres it's "safely removed" - so will have to try this when boot up next and shows again
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    hmmm.. Odd..Ask Kym (LOL)

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    well have booted up so have it showing again as hardware I can safety remove

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    Ok screen dumped from safely remove - there is no flash drive plugged into USB? just printer and a canon camera cord...
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    Download USBDeview, find the offending driver and remove it. Reboot. It should get rid of the message...
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    thats showing it - i unistrall driver?
    but then what happens when need to use that flash devce again?

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    well i unisallared it - will see what happens on another boot up

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    ARGH it back

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    ok now after disabling F its not coming up with the safe remove - but next drive is G if plug in somthing how can i get F back if no F as such?

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    ignore this post...

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    hmm in the prog Jev said - if i right click i can go into Registrey on it - hmm can i do anything in there ???

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    Cat you said it's a USB drive, yet the screen grab shows a multi flash reader USB device
    That usually means a USB card reader of some kind???

    Do you have a card reader, either internally in the PC, external USB connected device, or on a printer/MFC connected via USB?

    Anyhow, my USB drive comes up as USB Mass Storage Device listed in the safely remove harware screen.

    BTW, windows probably configured the drive to be hot pluggable, so having to 'safely remove' the device shouldn't be necessary. The only precaution you do need to take is to makes sure you don't unplug it until the activity light on the USB drive has stopped flickering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    Cat you said it's a USB drive, yet the screen grab shows a multi flash reader USB device
    That usually means a USB card reader of some kind???
    Indeed, you should not remove the one shown by windows. But the USB flash stick should show up in USBDeview and you should be able to remove that.

    Now that you mention it, I think the re-appearing disk has nothing to do with a USB flash stick.

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    okl ill fix it so shows
    so what is it then??? i dont think is a card reader or anything????

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    i have it back so showing again now lol good i can reverse things in Jevs program lol

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    hmm - well I'm dumb and blonde lol just discovered a sd/mmc etc card slot on the front bottom of the comp lol OIbviously its that - and 2 more USB ports also
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