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Drives "disappeared" after installing generic USB

 
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rincewind



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Drives "disappeared" after installing generic USB Reply with quote

After installing the generic Windows 98 USB Mass Storage Device driver (nusb31e.exe) ALL of my drives seem to have disappeared from My Computer! A: drive, C: drive, the DVD/CD drives - the lot. When I click on My Computer it opens with a completely blank screen and which also causes my PC to crash.

I've tried uninstalling the driver but it doesn't seem to uninstall properly or is it me?

I'm stuck.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like the explorer.exe file may be corrupt. Try installing nusb33e.exe instead as this is the latest version and should upgrade the explorer.exe file during the install.
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rincewind



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I'm not sure which version I downloaded come to think of it. I'll check later.

After blundering about all the drives etc, including the new flash drive, suddenly reappeared in My Computer and I was able to transfer my files. Then when I went into My Computer again later they had disappeared again.

I suspect the mysteries of the Universe will solved before the mysteries of the PC.
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