Scroll down. If it appears in My Computer then 99.9999999999999999% chance it's in Disk Management. (i;d say 100% but i suppose nothing is impossible with computers, sometimes )My problem is the opposite. My J ext drive appears in My Computer and can be used, but it does NOT appear in Disk Management. I have an issue with the drive turning itself off (no light but fan runs, then needs power cycling) and wanted to see whT Disk Management had for it.
Now that's really odd. I've never heard of "refreshing drive letter assignments right back to original state" like that!!!
Are you using an account with Admin Rights??? (I ask to double check, altho i would think if not access rights, Win 7 wouldn't let you do it in the first place... but worth double checking)
Then also try See [post=875300]How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers[/post]
Then post back and we can look further.. as i also wonder if you might have some overzealous "real time protection" based anti-malware product that might be what's restoring the settings
Hey SonicTexI have tried the link you have posted (Btw, there's one ineffective link on opening "elevated command prompt" :/) but to no avail.
Also, I think I might have found the source of error. In the device manager, it actually shows all my storage devices to have error code 10: the device cannot start.
When i connet the device and i got into Disk Manager i can see it there but on the "File System" colloum its empy..no NTFS..nothing