Disappearing removable disk


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Not sure how to phrase this. Have a built in flash media reader that shows in windows explorer when I first start. After using it with a memory stick pro and then remove it using "safely remove hardware and eject media", device no longer shows up in widows explorer and doesn't see the next stick I insert. Have to reboot system to get it to see the device again. Hope I phrased this so it makes sense. Thanks for any help.


Essential Member
I Wouldn't use the Safely Remove Hardware feature if I was you. Same thing happens to me. Try going to your computer's driver download website and seeing if there is Vista/Windows 7 drivers available, the issue went away for me when I installed the manufacturers drivers, hope this helps. But if not simply don't use the safely remove hardware function anymore.


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Took your advice and set removal policy to "quick removal" and now drive no longer disappears after use. Thanks.

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