This has only recently become a problem on my pc. When I attach a mass storage device, ie.. a usb flash drive, a usb SD/MMC converter drive, or a camera.. I get the 'Safely Remove Hardware icon, the device appears as a mass storage device in device manager, appears and is accessable when I assign a drive letter in disk management, but does not appear in My Computer. I used to get a dialogue message asking if I wanted to open a folder or other options.
The only way I can access the mass storage device is by manually assigning a drive letter and opening the drive through disk management. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.