Windows 10: Strange USB-Drive Icons

Discus and support Strange USB-Drive Icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I really need some help. Since Yesterday all my USB-Drive Icons look like on this Screenshot [img] But only when i connect to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by wolfenx666, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Strange USB-Drive Icons


    Hello,

    I really need some help.

    Since Yesterday all my USB-Drive Icons look like on this Screenshot


    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]


    But only when i connect to the Internet otherwise they look normal


    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]


    I have this problem on all of my PC's. When I am connected to the Internet for every USB-Drive an unspecified device appears under devices and Printers


    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]



    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]


    I have already tried to use an autorun.inf with a custom Icon and change the Icon in the registry with no luck.

    Any Kind of help would be great, seem like a strange kind of network issue.

    :)
     
    wolfenx666, Nov 10, 2019
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  2. USB Drives plugged in but No Safely Remove Icon in Tray, and


    ....no drives listed in Hardware List.

    When I plug USB drives in, the Safely Remove Hardware icon does not appear in in system tray (its not hidden either)

    First, I went to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Select which Icons Appear on the Taskbar...


    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]


    .. and found it was already on

    Next I tried using the solution in this post...

    Solved No safely remove icon in tray any more after Windows 10 Anniversary up - Windows 10 Forums

    ...making a shortcut from "rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll", but when I run the shortcut, there are no devices listed...


    Strange USB-Drive Icons [​IMG]


    (in this screenshot, you can see two USB drives in the Explorer window in the BG but nothing listed in the panel. )

    NOTE: They are listed in Disk Management and in the Device Manager under Disk Drives, and they function just fine..
    I think the Safely Remove Hardware icon is not appearing because despite being detected and showing in Explorer, Device Manager and Disk Management, its not being listed in this panel for some reason.


    NOTE2: I recently installed a new motherboard.

    ASUS B150M-A
    CPU Intel Core i5 - 6500 (3.2 GHz)
    Mem 4096 MB (DDR4 - 2133)

    I am 100% sure it was working before that, but I cannot say for sure if it was still working after that.
    A friend suggested that it might be a setting in BIOS, but I have looked through it and nothing stands out.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.


    ETA: this is not the system listed in my System Specs page. That is another computer which I still have.
     
    smartcooky, Nov 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Lazzer408 Win User
    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Nov 10, 2019
    #3
  4. thraxed Win User

    Strange USB-Drive Icons

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Nov 10, 2019
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