8 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 4:06 AM by ReMacs
Flettie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a late 2011 iMac which I installed windows 7 onto. I recently had to reinstall windows and start from scratch but after doing this I'm unable to see any of my USB sticks in 'My Computer'. I have looked in the device manager and tried to use 'cmd' to assign these drives new letters but I'm unable to. Is anyone else having / had these problems and is ther a solution please,


Thanks a lot.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Bootcamp USB Issues
  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Did you install the Windows drivers from the OSX DVD?

  • Flettie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I followed all the previous steps from when I first insatlled windows. Now they don't show up. I've tried assigning a drive letter using the command line and the Computer/manage/computer management/disk management. Both methods state there is an error as they can't find the specified file. the first time I used the computer mangement tool it said that my console version was out of date, even though I had ran all the windows updates, I did however have another update today but that still didnt manage to solve the problem.


    I've tried using a driver fixer from windows, but again still didn't work.

  • Flettie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    P.S. When I plug in the USB stick, the computer does recognise them and install a driver, it then tells me that the driver was installed correctly and is ready to use etc. but there's nothing in the computer section

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Use the Windows installer disc to do a Repair Installation.

  • Flettie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't do a repair install there's an error saying unable to crete folder whilst copying temp files, I've just reinstalled windows and inserted the OS X install disk, installed all the drivers and again still no USB showing in my computer and still un able to assign drive letters.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Then I am unable to offer any more suggestions, I would also be concerned that a repair install is not available, it should be. Try your questions in a Microsoft forum in addition to here.

  • Flettie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok then, I'm trying to get round this error and use the windows disk for repair. I'll let you knnow how it goes and if it works. Thanks a lot for your help so far though!

  • ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Microsoft Fix-it center under Windows icon has possible fix for your USB problem. Double click the Pic to see detail. You can try a few others that might look to be related.



    Failing this, you could try reinstalling your Bootcamp 3.?, 4.?.  I do not mean reinstalling Windows; that would be, I guess, the last resort.