USB drive is not showing in "My Computer".

I use my USB key for a long time... and this is the first time that he s showing this problem... I formatted the USB and can't remember... for example NTFS or FAT format... after foratting every time I insert this USB into the usb ports there is a sound that something is inserted in the usb ports on the laptop... but it does not appear on MY computer... Although other keys are workin on my laptop...

Hi John,.

1. are you able to view the Flash DRIVE in disk management?

2. What is the operating system installed on your computer?

I suggest you to follow the steps and check if it helps.

Method 1: If you are able to see the Pen Drive under disk management, check the format of the USB and after return,

Change, add, or remove a drive letter

Method 2: Check the status of the device your pen drive and after return to the status updated.

(a) click Start.

(b) type device manager in the start search box, and then open it.

(c) check that the device is listed there.

(d) right click on the device, and then click Properties.

(e) on the general tab, check the status of the device.

Method 3: Alternatively, you can try to plug the USB stick on another computer and check if it helps.

Method 4: If you use Windows XP as the operating system, you can follow the steps from the link and check if it helps.

A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB, an Apple iPod flash drive or an external hard disk drive

To do: Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/)

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Method 5: You can also check out the link and check if it helps.

My drive does not appear in Windows Explorer

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