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USB Mass Storage Error - Even when removed!

I have an HP desktop and have had NO probs inserting my SD card(s) into the drive and having the HP Image zone program popping up to upload my pics. For some reason, now, when I put my card in, no lights come on, no humming of the computer, etc. When I go to explore, the E-H drives don't even show up. Last week I uninstalled the "USB Mass Storage" (under device manager options) and then the drives popped up. No matter how many times I uninstall/restart, the drives don't show up and I can't get my pics off my card. I've ditched the USB option b/c it was also flawed.

Any help???? I love my pics and want them off my camera - I'd also like to see my drives! :D

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  • amanda821 Oct 07, 2008

    I'm not at home right now and am totally drawing a blank as to what kind of computer I have! Eek! I'm pretty sure it's the HP Pavillion/Compaq (?)

    I am running Windows XP.

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What model HP do you have?, What version of windows are you running?

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