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  • Yet another Win2K problem

    This one is a real problem.

    I cannot get USB drives such as portable HDDs and flash pens to work with my Win2000 machine.

    The drive is shown in My Computer and the contents are visible but when I try to open or copy any file there is an error that the device is not ready or the door may be open.

    Bizarrely, disconnecting all CD-ROM drives from the computer fixes it though this is not a viable option.

    I have read somewhere that disabling write behind caching for removable media can help but I don't know where to do this or even if it is the right thing to do.



    ullinghairout:

    Can any of you kind souls help fix this thing?

    Thanks.
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  • #2
    If you had XP, i could really help you out... I know a lot about windows XP
    Let the flames begin.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lurk
      If you had XP, i could really help you out... I know a lot about windows XP
      Would you know how to fix this particular problem if it was on XP? If so, by all means, explain it, as the procedure is likely to be exactly the same.
      "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
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      • #4
        my guess is that it's either protected files or corrupt files.. or maybe your hardware..
        Let the flames begin.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lurk
          my guess is that it's either protected files or corrupt files.. or maybe your hardware..
          Doesn't sound like anything XP specific to me..

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          • #6
            it isn't...
            i just am better with xp
            Let the flames begin.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lurk
              it isn't...
              i just am better with xp
              If this were XP, what would, in your expert opinion, be the specific cause and remedy?

              Thanks.
              Sig? What sig?

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