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MY H Drive USB is gone

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

I have 2 USB ports on the front of my computer.  One used to be accessed through a H/drive (I also have an F and G. neither  of which seem to be working right).  Ever since WIndows 10 put something called One Drive on the compujter, the H drive has been been gone.  When a thumb drive is inserted, it doesnt do anything, and when I click on the G drive, it says, please insert a disk.  The G drive was gone for a while buit I was able to enable it in the device manager.  The H is gone completely.  I have tried to refresh the USB controllers in the device manger.  The H drive doesnt even show up in Disk Management.  I do not know where it went and I need to access my thumb drives from the front of my computer.  I hate this One Drive becuase it has scfrewed up all of my files, and I want to get rid of that too.  Please help.

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Re: MY H Drive USB is gone

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Hi @rtherb,



Welcome to the HP community.  A very good day to you. Smiley Happy I read the post regarding USB issues with the computer after installing One Drive and you want to get rid of it. It will be a delight to assist you. Smiley Happy

Awesome description and very smart diagnosis of the issue before posting. Kudos to you on that score.Smiley Happy  You are an important HP customer and it is a privilege to share this platform with you. Smiley Happy

  • Has it worked correctly before One Drive got installed on the computer?
  • Have you tried multiple USB devices on the machine to isolate the issue correctly?
  • Please provide the complete model# of the computer to assist you better.

Please use this Microsoft link: to disable it or hide it completely.


Then restart the computer and check if the USB ports work correctly. Please try different USB ports and devices like a USB flash drive, or a USB mouse or any other device. If it works the issue is resolved. If it does not fix the issue please check this link: out for USB troubleshooting and perform all the prescribed steps from it. This should do the trick for you. If it still does not fix the issue, please run the USB component tests on the computer from this link: and follow the option “Running the UEFI Component Tests” if it fails and reports a failure code for the USB ports, please make a note of it.

Please keep me informed.


Hope this helps.  Let me know how this goes. I genuinely hope the issue gets resolved without hassles and the unit works great. Smiley Happy  Please reach out for any issues and I'll be there to assist you. Smiley Happy


To simply say thanks, please click the "Thumbs Up" button to give me a Kudos to appreciate my efforts to help.

 If this helps, please mark this as “Accepted Solution” as it will help several others with the same issue to get it resolved without hassles. Smiley Happy

Take care now and have a splendid week ahead. Smiley Happy


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