My USBs all died...It think. :(

By Nekurahn
Oct 27, 2006
  1. When I connect my iPod Nano or either of my memory sticks, they are detected but I cannot access them through anywhere. For example, none of them show up in "My Computer". I've been looking forever for a way to fix this. Help ; ;
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    What does Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc tell you about your memory sticks?
  3. Nekurahn

    Nekurahn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Says both of them, and my iPod, are "healthy".
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Okay, this is good. That means they can be detected and Windows even thinks they are working. There's nothing wrong with your USB ports or your drives... I'm sure.

    If you right click on the volumes in disk management, are you able to assign drive letters? If so, try assigning any available drive letter. Does it now give you access in my computer? Try restarting, do you still have access?

    There seems to be a drive letter issue with Windows XP that's affecting external storage devices. Check out this thread . A possible solution to your problem may be posted on the last page.
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