This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Sunday, July 12, 1: Proposed as answer by sharkAlex Tuesday, January 11, 4: Edp 2 months ago. In Folder Options on the View tab there is a setting that can be on or off to Hide Empty drives in the Computer folder. My reasoning is that after I updated my system, my usb devices no longer worked because my computer’s plaug and play functions were messed up, AFTER updating.

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This may be useful: Check the device manufacturers support for compatibility with Vista and any drivers for Vista that may be available. Do you already have an generic usb storage device But the thing is that it worked 2 deice ago, and it even has some files stored on it.

I checked the registry, and found it already set to Hide. Sounds like your dilithium crystals went bad. The operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up-to-date.

Note down the value of Device instance path because we will need it further or right click and copy it. The people who give their knowledge freely are to be commended.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. PranavMishra Replied on January 1, I am running a Fujitsu Amilo Li laptop. Now select Start Scan and when the driver scan is completed, click on Download. However– I did toggle the setting to show them, reboot, genegic to not show them, and rebooted again– the drives generic usb storage device still showing.


I am also unable to install windows updates after trying several things.

How To Install USB Mass Storage Device on Windows 98

Now that I know it’s being caused by the card reader, possibly by a generic usb storage device as you said, I will stop trying to uab generic usb storage device. There is etorage a third party Service Pack for Windows 98 Second Edition which is still being updated well intoeven though Microsoft ended their support for Windows 98 on the 11th of July !

Please try again now or at a later time. I do have a card reader, but the option to Hide Empty Drives is already checked. Hi, Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

Predictably, Kingston offers no support for their devices devic Windows 98 so genneric driver can be installed to pick up the flash drive.

Monday, November 20, Two main partitioning schemes are used by vendors of pre-formatted devices. Some generic usb storage device have a write-protection switch or option allowing them to be used in read-only mode; this makes files available for shared use without the risk of virus infection.

I would also suggest you to scan your computer with Microsoft Safety Scanner, which would help us to get rid of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. I have hade that problem in the past where I made a bootable usb drive and had to use rufus to reformat.


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I’ve got it fixed now, after reading this: Proposed as answer by sharkAlex Tuesday, January genetic, 4: We have no idea what wlan card generic usb storage device machine you have so we’re unable to to even guess at it. In Folder Options on the View tab there is a setting that can be on or off to Hide Empty drives in the Computer folder.

Then insert your USB storage device and it should get picked up by Windows. I have done registry edits devic, but only when I have been given very exact instructions.

In every USB port.

The scan did not find any issues, so apparently that was not the issue. Wednesday, October 5, 1: It tries to boot up ok but runs into a stop that displays tht it has found the USB generic usb storage device and needs a driver for it.