For hours, I tried to Google for answers... but no forum is helpful AT ALL, until I came to this video tutorial from VvCompHelpvV. It's clear and easy to follow, thank goodness for this!
A summary of how to make your flash drive accessible:
- From the start menu, right click on Computer (yes, right click)
- Then select Manage
- You'll see your USB, right click it and select "change drive letter and paths" (**if you can't see your USB, select "disk management" under "storage" on the left pane**)
- Then change the letter to another letter. Say your initial letter was H, so change it to I for example.
- Click yes.
Update 2011: an easier and lazy way to solve this issue, if your laptop has more than 1 USB port, would be to remove your USB and plug it in a different port.