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Old 09-09-2010
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External devices turned to shortcuts

So one lovely day my cpu was able to read my external hard drive, my camera, and my flash drive. Now any cpu or laptop I connect my external, camera, or flash drives to, I get the same error. All my folders have become shortcuts and I am unable to retrieve any file or folder within it. Please help!
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Old 22-09-2010
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Re: External devices turned to shortcuts

First of all check your BIOS settings to make sure USB is enabled there or not. Might be it has been disabled some how which can cause this kind of behaviour. Also update your BIOS firmware, if required. Also check if you require any drivers to access the external drives; you can get this on motherboard manufacturing company's website.
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Old 22-09-2010
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Sorry no luck. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but on any machine with any device it comes up as a shortcut. It can be a thumbdrive or the external and it still shows up as a shortcut. Any ideas?
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Old 22-09-2010
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Re: External devices turned to shortcuts

very strange problem.. BTW, which operating system are using and which Antivirus program? Mos of the times, such strange problem occurs due to the virus infections as well. So what i can suggest you is make sure to do a complete scan of your system and the external hard drive together with some good and updated anitivirus program..
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