I have a very old but perfectly reliable HP LaserJet 5, which under Windows 7 worked perfectly using a USB-Parallel converter.
Under Windows 10 (Enterprise RTM, clean install, not yet Threshold 2), it is recognized (and prints fine) if its USB connection is plugged into the computer after switching on the printer.
However, once turned off, it is not recognized just by switching it back on. Although it appears in Windows Printers correctly, it won't print unless the USB wire is unplugged and then plugged back in again.
it's been perfect since 1997 under Windows 98, XP, and 7 (with the USB-Parallel converter).
I have upgraded to window 10 about a week ago and I have Samsung DVD Write SH224DB/RSMS DVD supawriter, in my pc desk top pc and since upgrading to windows 10 I can't use it, it do's not even show in the devise manager or any online hardware dives programs.I do know it has power to the device but will not read and disc or film disc.
I have a Windows 7 PC with 3 DVD drives. Imgburn shows them as connected to 3 different SATA busses: [2:0:0], [3:0:0], and [4:0:0].
After upgrading to Windows 10, all of them ended up on the same bus, [2:0:0], like this:
Why did that change? I tried connecting them on different SATA plugs, but they are always shown on that [2:0:0] bus. The thing is, I really need them to be on different busses, because of a particular requirement of a legacy application I use.
You can now buy windows on a usb flash drive? My new build im currently building has a NZXT H440 case and it cannot have an optical drive on it. Also in the link i post, the windows says 32bit/64bit, does this mean its both ? I don't get it.
Access is denied on both drives. Just upgraded about an hour ago and I've been looking for solutions but cant seem to find any that works for me. I'm only using one account and its a Local(Administrator) account. How to give full free unhindered access to everything. Since this is my laptop and no one is going to ever use it except for me.
I've had this same issue on 3 computers I've upgraded to Windows 10 (which are the only three I've even needed to have a working disc drive on). Windows 10 will not show the disc drives anywhere. I've checked in the Device Manager and everywhere else I can look, but they don't ever show up. The drives and working and detected by the BIOS but not in Windows. I've already tired adding the popular EnumDevice1 registry value (the whole command is listed below) but it never works.
The registry key CMD command I've tried all 3 times: reg.exe add "HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesatapiController0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001
So I have set up my SSD and using it for my OS (Win10) and my F drive (1TB HDD) as a drive for my programs and documents, however when I try to search for items vis Windows Start Menu it only shows items for my C drive, how to make it to search both drives for documents/files?
I want to buy Windows 10 for my new custom built gaming PC but my case has no optical drive support, and Windows 10 on a CD is much more cheaper than on a USB on Amazon. How do I get Windows 10 onto my PC?
I am building my first gaming pc. the case im using is Fractal design define s and there is no place for an optical drive. the place im getting the os from is out of Usb Windows 10 kits. how else can I install the os. My sister has windows 10 on the laptop. is it possible to make an iso from that then put it on a usb and just buy the windows 10 disc kit and use the product key on there.
I just finished my latest build, and for my OS I purchased a copy of windows 10 (64 bit home edition). The problem is my case does not support external drive bays, and I don't particularly want to fork out the cash for an external optical drive. I read online that you could create a USB boot disk for windows 10, but couldn't find an explanation on how. I have a 16gb flash drive, and a laptop with a dvd player running windows 7. I was wondering how I could get windows 10 on to my pc?
I have several hard drives on my PCs; some are physical, some are partitions. In every PC I've upgraded, W10 marks these as RO. I go through the ritual of setting permissions to Full and marking RW, but occasionally a drive will revert to RO. I can't find a Take Ownership option for drives, only folders. Am I looking in the wrong place?
After I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro everything was fine on my desktop PC. Several days went by as I learned the new OS' interface. Then I got an update message telling me that a reboot was required for the updates to take effect. Blindly I went ahead and rebooted as requested. To my astonishment after I rebooted my two DVD drives were no longer recognized by Windows 10. Mind you, they were working just fine after my initial upgrade from 7 to 10.
I tried using the registry hacks I had seen on so many of these forums. None worked.
My only fix was to do a restore to a date & time previous to the update. (Just go to control panel, select recovery and then select open system restore.
I just upgraded from Windows 7 PRO to Windows 10. I notice that my external USB 3.0 drives can't be found. Before the upgrade it was ok. The only external device that does show is a Sandisk FIT USB 2.0 stick.
I've done a reinstall of Windows 10 today. I unplugged my internal storage HDD's to isolate the SSD for the install, wiped the SSD, and reinstalled 10.
Now it's installed, I've plugged my 2 internal HDD's back in, started up Windows, and neither drives are showing. Neither in device manager or in Explorer. What could be the issue here, and how do I resolve it?
I have recently bought a 32gb micro sd card from eBay and was wondering if there is some kind of check I can do to make sure it has correct memory on it, I have heard that some of the sd, hard drives and flash cards from eBay are being faked and what looks like a 500gb hard drive people find out later that its just a 1gb flash drive inside with some kind of modded files in it that makes it look like a 500gb drive, upon transferring files they just delete anything past 1gb.
I did a clean install of Windows 10 and, because of problems with installation,I disconnected all unnecessary DVD drives and expansion cards etc. I decided to reconnect my DVD drives today to two spare ports on the mobo but, when I started the computer I got a black screen with two strange symbols before Windows attempted to start. The computer just hangs on the black screen. I tried disconnecting the drives in turn, different SATA cables and even starting in safe mode but the result is the same - black screen with strange symbols immediately after POST.
What that page is called, but when I want to change save locations, none of my drives show up. It worked before but now it just doesn't want to display anything sadly. Here are a few pictures of what I am talking about.
My drives wont show up in this section either...
The thing is though, they display properly in the "This PC" Section so I know they are plugged in correctly.
In recent weeks, it has become impossible for me to safely remove my external drives. (Mostly, I use Western Digital Passports, Passport Ultras, etc).
I am using Windows 10.
I close all of my programs and folders. I get the "busy" message and to try again later. I run Unlocker on the drives, and Unlocker shows no activity or actions that I can take. I bring up my task manager and nothing is running. I try to safely eject from the WD utility and it doesn't work. I try to eject by going to my computer, right clicking on the drive, and ejecting from there. Sometimes I simply wait for half an hour, read some articles, try again. I get the same "busy" or can't shut down message.
I read online that I could try to Device Manager, click on the drive, and under policies select "Optimize for Performance." However, the computer must restart for changes to take place, and when i've tried, I get stuck on an infinite "Restarting" screen.
I read somewhere that I can try to empty a hidden recycle bin on my external, but I can't seem to reveal it?