Jump Drive Will not show up in My Compter.

willmon18

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I have used this Jump Drive on other computers and it shows up in My Computer, but on mine it does not. I have to keep right-clicking My Computer and clicking on manage. I have even changed the drive letter of the jump drive and it still doesn't show up. I am not exactly sure what the problem is except I think reformatting my computer with the jump drive plugged in might have something to do with it. I believe it might have gotten unmounted some how but my Instructor tells me that isn't the problem.
 

~NeonFire372~

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My jump drive wouldn't show up on 98 and I installed some drivers and it worked again after. What OS are you using?
 

hdloademan1

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willmon18 said:
I have used this Jump Drive on other computers and it shows up in My Computer, but on mine it does not. I have to keep right-clicking My Computer and clicking on manage. I have even changed the drive letter of the jump drive and it still doesn't show up. I am not exactly sure what the problem is except I think reformatting my computer with the jump drive plugged in might have something to do with it. I believe it might have gotten unmounted some how but my Instructor tells me that isn't the problem.
if it is a U3 drive it wont show on 98 because of XP' s JD diver r something if it is a U3 pm me and i will tell u how to take care of it ;)
 

willmon18

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Nope it is just a Lexar Jump Drive Secure it is old but not sure how old a friend gave it too me. And I have Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. It has never shown up on this computer ever since I reformated the computer with the Jump drive in the computer while the computer was reformatting. Or maybe it did I am not sure but I was arranging the drive letters when I totally got the computer reformatted to the letters I wanted them to be. And that is my 2 hard drives 1 partitioned into 2 pieces.
 

lhuser

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Go under Control Panel>Administrative Tools> Computer Management. Scroll to Disk Management. Is it there?
 

willmon18

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willmon18 said:
I have to keep right-clicking My Computer and clicking on manage. I have even changed the drive letter of the jump drive and it still doesn't show up.
As you see in my first post I have done that many times. But I am wondering why it will not show up on My Computer. It shows up as F: on other computers.
 

Raffaz

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Have you checked device manager? Whats it say in there about your USB ports? Have you tested another USB device on ya computer to make sure that works?
 

willmon18

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The Jump Drive works fine. I can go into device manager and open it up. All of the status of the USB ports and the jump drive are working properly. I am just going to do what I think it is. I just believe the drive is unmounted or something.
 
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