Removable disk problem

By john simpson ยท 9 replies
Jan 2, 2009
  1. A removable disk Icon on My Computer has dissapeared.

    How can i fix this?

    I had a usb memory stick in it; I installed a piece of software off it.

    The disappearance occurred after this.

    when i clicked 'safely remove hardware' it said 'safely remove storage device from system'.

    The disk drive icon only comes up whenever i have that particular memory stick in the usb drive.

    I restored the PC to a previous time - it un-installed the program itself (that i installed off the memory stick) which i wanted but the disk icon problem remains.

    (Id like to add the device is working)

    Thanks in Advance
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523


    Well that's normal operation
    Solved :grinthumb
  3. john simpson

    john simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27


    I looked on disk management the pc doesn't recognise that drive at all instead of displaying 5 removable disks only 4 show up.
    even under USB mass storage devices. I have two USB Mass storage devices but it only shows one.

    This was never the case before. It would alway shows this drive even if nothing was connected to it.

    It only shows when i have that stupid memory stick connected to it.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for you time John, but it's all fixed now :)
    Please refer to my above post for the answer
  5. john simpson

    john simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    either you've mistaken me for someone else or you're taking the p****

    Anyway, if anyone normal can give me some advice it will be most appreciated.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I have
    I have mistaken you for member Mave
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    This is how it's supposed to work. When the flash drive is removed the icon disappears unless you have other removable drives plugged into other USB ports. So there is no problem as far as I can see.
  8. misha

    misha TS Rookie

    hey john.

    just to undertand you, you would like for the drive to be detected by your system even when it has been unplugged - the way it apparently was previously?
  9. john simpson

    john simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Yup. :)

    Don't know if that sounds odd, but that's how it was! :)
  10. misha

    misha TS Rookie

    well dude, that is one amazing drive you got there. i am stumped!
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