My route directory does not see the USB drive

Microsoft Windows xp home sp2
December 5, 2009 at 01:50:40
Specs: Windows XP
My route directory does not see the USB drive ( E: )

Yet if I do the following >

My Computer>Right click>Manage>left click on Disk Management.I can see TWO drives ( C: ) and my ( E: ) drive. (in the boxes)

If I go to the box with my ( E: ) drive and right click in there,I can see the contents of this stick.
Before you ask yes this stick works perfectly on my laptops.

Now it gets even better,I opened Windows Explorer, adjust the area so I could see what was going on,( so I now have three boxes open )

1, Windows Explorer
2, Computer Management
3, ( E: ) drive,showing the document.

I formatted ( E: ) drive and yes you guessed it ( E: ) drive.popped up in Windows Explorer.

I closed Windows Explorer with ( E: ) drive. showing then did nothing else and re-opened it,yes you guessed it. The ( E: ) drive.had disappeared.

I have even gone back with restore and it is still the same.

I have been on the net looking for answers but nothing.
I currently belong to FOUR other Forums and nobody seems to be able to come up with a solution

I running XP home edition with service pack 2 and all the updates.

I have been into “disk management and reassigned the letter.

All I want to do is go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer and see the letter that relates to my USB stick, eg. E:
It is just until recently this problem arose,prior to this I could in both areas.

I am the only person on this machine and I do not play games.

I have even eliminated the USB hub and plugged my stick / sticks directly into my USB port/ports on the tower.
I know the hub works because I have my sound system running through it and my printer.

These are my technical specs:-

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OFFICE
System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model ALiveSATA2-GLAN
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2198 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2198 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.40, 17/08/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\DP(1)0x7e00-0x74701a8200+1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name OFFICE\tony
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 461.09 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Has anybody had this happen before and if so how did they get rid of the problem.

Any help please


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#1
December 5, 2009 at 04:31:41
What happens when you do:

Start \ Run \ explorer E:\


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#2
December 5, 2009 at 05:13:35
Maybe computer is shutting down USB to save power.

I find in Device Manager, USB Root Hub, under Properties, there is a "Power Management" tab. Uncheck the box there, in both Hubs. Restart computer.

I had a USB device shutdown when not being used.


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#3
December 5, 2009 at 05:41:31
TVC

What happens when you do:

Start \ Run \ explorer E:\

Once done I get the following message;-

The path E:\ does not exist or is not a directory


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#4
December 5, 2009 at 06:11:49
Chuck 2
Maybe computer is shutting down USB to save power.

I find in Device Manager, USB Root Hub, under Properties, there is a "Power Management" tab. Uncheck the box there, in both Hubs. Restart computer.

I had a USB device shutdown when not being used.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Hub information

The hub is self powered

Total power available: 500mA per port
2 ports available

Hub information

The hub is self powered

Total power available: 500mA per port
2 ports available

Hub information

The hub is self powered

Total power available: 500mA per port
HID - compliant mouse 100mA
1 port(s) available 0mA


Hub information

The hub is self powered

Total power available: 500mA per port
Generic USB Hub ( 4 ports) 0mA
7 port(s) available 0mA

Hub information

The hub is self powered

Total power available: 500mA per port

USB Mass Storage Device 100mA
USB Composite Device 2mA
2 port(s) available

This is typed out word for word.

I unchecked them all and rebooted and................................nothing still the same



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#5
December 5, 2009 at 23:33:45
Somebody suggested getting "Service Pack 3 ",which I have now got and still no difference

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#6
December 8, 2009 at 07:54:28
This problem now solved
The solution was provided by a member in one of the other sixteen Forums that I joined to clear this problem.
Many many thanks to all who contributed
So "Problem Solved"

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