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August 26, 2005 3:33:43 AM

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Win XP home-Sp2
Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One at
home.
I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk or
drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c" there.
Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that get there? I
have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it was software
programs from the internet.
This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that? here
are the specs on my pc.
Dell Dimension 2300
Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
THanks for your help

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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 10:26:11 AM

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Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you right
click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the drive?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
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> Win XP home-Sp2
> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One
> at home.
> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk or
> drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c" there.
> Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that get there?
> I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it was software
> programs from the internet.
> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
> then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that? here
> are the specs on my pc.
> Dell Dimension 2300
> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
> THanks for your help
>
>
Anonymous
August 26, 2005 12:23:31 PM

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MR wrote:

> Win XP home-Sp2
> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work.
> One at home.
> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra
> disk or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local
> drive "c" there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well.
> How did that get there? I have never added any extra things to my
> work pc unless it was software programs from the internet.

> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work
> pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like
> that?


No, that's not possible. I can't tell what it is from the info you've
provided, but here's a guess: have you plugged in a camera or USB thumb
drive, and didn't realize that these would be seen as a disk drive?

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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 2:39:06 PM

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MR wrote:
> Win XP home-Sp2
> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One at
> home.
> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk or
> drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c" there.
> Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that get there? I
> have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it was software
> programs from the internet.
> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
> then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that? here
> are the specs on my pc.
> Dell Dimension 2300
> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
> THanks for your help
>
>
This my have been done by your system admin. We automatically map
drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's on drive F
they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
network drive.

gls858
August 26, 2005 3:59:57 PM

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Has the C drive been partitioned?
"MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
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> Win XP home-Sp2
> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One
> at home.
> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk or
> drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c" there.
> Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that get there?
> I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it was software
> programs from the internet.
> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
> then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that? here
> are the specs on my pc.
> Dell Dimension 2300
> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
> THanks for your help
>
>
August 30, 2005 2:45:39 AM

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Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F" drive and
saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is an NTFS file
system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things. Let me tell you
what I do know that has changed lately. hope this helps.
1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why 'unknown'
said if the drive had been partitioned?)
2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
Computer drive on that pc.
3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I plug
in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc. remember, on
my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives

4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's on
drive F
they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
network drive."
SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all 4
have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the ADminustrator
account for anything. just my own.
I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.




"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the
> drive?
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Win XP home-Sp2
>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One
>> at home.
>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk or
>> drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c"
>> there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that get
>> there? I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it was
>> software programs from the internet.
>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
>> then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that?
>> here are the specs on my pc.
>> Dell Dimension 2300
>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>> THanks for your help
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2005 10:05:48 AM

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Hi,

I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's memory card
is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled this a local
drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able to actually access
it?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F" drive
> and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is an NTFS
> file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things. Let me tell
> you what I do know that has changed lately. hope this helps.
> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why 'unknown'
> said if the drive had been partitioned?)
> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
> Computer drive on that pc.
> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I
> plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>
> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
> automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's on
> drive F
> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
> network drive."
> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all 4
> have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the ADminustrator
> account for anything. just my own.
> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>
>
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
>> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the
>> drive?
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work. One
>>> at home.
>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk
>>> or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c"
>>> there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that
>>> get there? I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it
>>> was software programs from the internet.
>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work pc,
>>> then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like that?
>>> here are the specs on my pc.
>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>> THanks for your help
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 30, 2005 4:04:28 PM

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I think that I am able to access it. THis is what I see on this Local
Disk(F) properties: FAT
the usual 4 tabs (general. tools, hardware,sharing)> in the general tab,
there is that pink circle with a pie shaped portion of blue USED space of
6.85 MB. FREE space shows 24.4 MB. under this circle, it says drive F. It
also says that the capacity is 31.2 MB. Of course it lists it in bytes as
well.
Under the HARDWARE tab, there I see my Cd,DVD, and floppy drives,Under
TYpes.
BUT, I have two disk drives under TYPE .
first one= Maxtor 6LO40J2
second one= OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB device.
SO, i think the picture may be getting clearer. I just dont know what steps
are needed to fix this and HOw to fix it.
The one thing that I recently did, I remember, is install the 'autofix.exe'
because my scanner wizzard was not recognizing my camera. that fix, fixed
the problem fine. could this have something to do with it. Please help, if
you can. thanks! !
Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uzR0opUrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's memory
> card is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled this a
> local drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able to
> actually access it?
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
> news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
>> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F" drive
>> and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is an NTFS
>> file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things. Let me
>> tell you what I do know that has changed lately. hope this helps.
>> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why 'unknown'
>> said if the drive had been partitioned?)
>> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
>> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
>> Computer drive on that pc.
>> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I
>> plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
>> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>>
>> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
>> automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's on
>> drive F
>> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
>> network drive."
>> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all 4
>> have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the ADminustrator
>> account for anything. just my own.
>> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
>> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
>>> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the
>>> drive?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work.
>>>> One at home.
>>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk
>>>> or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c"
>>>> there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that
>>>> get there? I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it
>>>> was software programs from the internet.
>>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work
>>>> pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like
>>>> that? here are the specs on my pc.
>>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>>> THanks for your help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 1:28:26 AM

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Hi,

Could you export and post this key in the registry for me:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi

To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this one
at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name, then
save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the registry
editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop, choose edit, it
should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy. Open a response to
this post and click in the message text area. Hit ctrl+v to paste the
contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send the post for
examination.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MR" <MR@MR_Furn.com> wrote in message
news:%23Xn2lWZrFHA.2228@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I think that I am able to access it. THis is what I see on this Local
>Disk(F) properties: FAT
> the usual 4 tabs (general. tools, hardware,sharing)> in the general tab,
> there is that pink circle with a pie shaped portion of blue USED space of
> 6.85 MB. FREE space shows 24.4 MB. under this circle, it says drive F. It
> also says that the capacity is 31.2 MB. Of course it lists it in bytes as
> well.
> Under the HARDWARE tab, there I see my Cd,DVD, and floppy drives,Under
> TYpes.
> BUT, I have two disk drives under TYPE .
> first one= Maxtor 6LO40J2
> second one= OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB device.
> SO, i think the picture may be getting clearer. I just dont know what
> steps are needed to fix this and HOw to fix it.
> The one thing that I recently did, I remember, is install the
> 'autofix.exe' because my scanner wizzard was not recognizing my camera.
> that fix, fixed the problem fine. could this have something to do with it.
> Please help, if you can. thanks! !
> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uzR0opUrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's memory
>> card is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled this a
>> local drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able to
>> actually access it?
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>> news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
>>> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F" drive
>>> and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is an NTFS
>>> file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things. Let me
>>> tell you what I do know that has changed lately. hope this helps.
>>> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why 'unknown'
>>> said if the drive had been partitioned?)
>>> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
>>> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
>>> Computer drive on that pc.
>>> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I
>>> plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
>>> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>>>
>>> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
>>> automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's on
>>> drive F
>>> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
>>> network drive."
>>> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all 4
>>> have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the ADminustrator
>>> account for anything. just my own.
>>> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
>>> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
>>>> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the
>>>> drive?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>
>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>
>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>>>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work.
>>>>> One at home.
>>>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra disk
>>>>> or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local drive "c"
>>>>> there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well. How did that
>>>>> get there? I have never added any extra things to my work pc unless it
>>>>> was software programs from the internet.
>>>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work
>>>>> pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like
>>>>> that? here are the specs on my pc.
>>>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>>>> THanks for your help
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 31, 2005 5:14:21 PM

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Hi, Rick. I hope & think that I did this correctly. If not, please advise.
thank you again

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0]
"DMAEnabled"=dword:00000001
"Driver"="atapi"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Initiator
Id 255]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
0\Logical Unit Id 0]
"Identifier"="MAXTOR 6L040J2"
"Type"="DiskPeripheral"
----------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]
"DMAEnabled"=dword:00000003
"Driver"="atapi"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Initiator
Id 255]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
0]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
0\Logical Unit Id 0]
"Identifier"="SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T"
"Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
"DeviceName"="CdRom0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
1]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target Id
1\Logical Unit Id 0]
"Identifier"="HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B"
"Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
"DeviceName"="CdRom1"
--
Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23zJbNtcrFHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Could you export and post this key in the registry for me:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi
>
> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop, choose
> edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy. Open a
> response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit ctrl+v to
> paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send the post for
> examination.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "MR" <MR@MR_Furn.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Xn2lWZrFHA.2228@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I think that I am able to access it. THis is what I see on this Local
>>Disk(F) properties: FAT
>> the usual 4 tabs (general. tools, hardware,sharing)> in the general tab,
>> there is that pink circle with a pie shaped portion of blue USED space of
>> 6.85 MB. FREE space shows 24.4 MB. under this circle, it says drive F. It
>> also says that the capacity is 31.2 MB. Of course it lists it in bytes
>> as well.
>> Under the HARDWARE tab, there I see my Cd,DVD, and floppy drives,Under
>> TYpes.
>> BUT, I have two disk drives under TYPE .
>> first one= Maxtor 6LO40J2
>> second one= OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB device.
>> SO, i think the picture may be getting clearer. I just dont know what
>> steps are needed to fix this and HOw to fix it.
>> The one thing that I recently did, I remember, is install the
>> 'autofix.exe' because my scanner wizzard was not recognizing my camera.
>> that fix, fixed the problem fine. could this have something to do with
>> it. Please help, if you can. thanks! !
>> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uzR0opUrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's memory
>>> card is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled this a
>>> local drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able to
>>> actually access it?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
>>>> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F"
>>>> drive and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is
>>>> an NTFS file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things.
>>>> Let me tell you what I do know that has changed lately. hope this
>>>> helps.
>>>> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why
>>>> 'unknown' said if the drive had been partitioned?)
>>>> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
>>>> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
>>>> Computer drive on that pc.
>>>> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I
>>>> plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
>>>> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>>>>
>>>> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
>>>> automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's
>>>> on drive F
>>>> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
>>>> network drive."
>>>> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all
>>>> 4 have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the
>>>> ADminustrator account for anything. just my own.
>>>> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
>>>> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
>>>>> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about the
>>>>> drive?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>
>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>
>>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>>>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>>>>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work.
>>>>>> One at home.
>>>>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra
>>>>>> disk or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local
>>>>>> drive "c" there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well.
>>>>>> How did that get there? I have never added any extra things to my
>>>>>> work pc unless it was software programs from the internet.
>>>>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work
>>>>>> pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like
>>>>>> that? here are the specs on my pc.
>>>>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>>>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>>>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>>>>> THanks for your help
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 31, 2005 5:28:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Oooooooooops. Sorry Rick.
I posted on another user account's in outlook express, using Marcy instead
of MR. Still, it is on this same computer in question. I will try to be more
careful next time. So Marcy & MR are on same pc. just forgot to switch
users.
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 11:21:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Ok, then it's what Ken said, a remnant from a USB device, or one that is
stilled plugged in.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Marcy" <RM@RMcom> wrote in message
news:o t3XTimrFHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi, Rick. I hope & think that I did this correctly. If not, please advise.
> thank you again
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0]
> "DMAEnabled"=dword:00000001
> "Driver"="atapi"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus
> 0\Initiator Id 255]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 0]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 0\Logical Unit Id 0]
> "Identifier"="MAXTOR 6L040J2"
> "Type"="DiskPeripheral"
> ----------------------------------
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]
> "DMAEnabled"=dword:00000003
> "Driver"="atapi"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus
> 0\Initiator Id 255]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 0]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 0\Logical Unit Id 0]
> "Identifier"="SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T"
> "Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
> "DeviceName"="CdRom0"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 1]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
> Id 1\Logical Unit Id 0]
> "Identifier"="HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B"
> "Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
> "DeviceName"="CdRom1"
> --
> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23zJbNtcrFHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Could you export and post this key in the registry for me:
>>
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi
>>
>> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
>> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
>> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
>> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop,
>> choose edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy.
>> Open a response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit
>> ctrl+v to paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send
>> the post for examination.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "MR" <MR@MR_Furn.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23Xn2lWZrFHA.2228@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>I think that I am able to access it. THis is what I see on this Local
>>>Disk(F) properties: FAT
>>> the usual 4 tabs (general. tools, hardware,sharing)> in the general tab,
>>> there is that pink circle with a pie shaped portion of blue USED space
>>> of 6.85 MB. FREE space shows 24.4 MB. under this circle, it says drive
>>> F. It also says that the capacity is 31.2 MB. Of course it lists it in
>>> bytes as well.
>>> Under the HARDWARE tab, there I see my Cd,DVD, and floppy drives,Under
>>> TYpes.
>>> BUT, I have two disk drives under TYPE .
>>> first one= Maxtor 6LO40J2
>>> second one= OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB device.
>>> SO, i think the picture may be getting clearer. I just dont know what
>>> steps are needed to fix this and HOw to fix it.
>>> The one thing that I recently did, I remember, is install the
>>> 'autofix.exe' because my scanner wizzard was not recognizing my camera.
>>> that fix, fixed the problem fine. could this have something to do with
>>> it. Please help, if you can. thanks! !
>>> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:uzR0opUrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's memory
>>>> card is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled this a
>>>> local drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able to
>>>> actually access it?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>
>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>
>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
>>>>> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F"
>>>>> drive and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive is
>>>>> an NTFS file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these things.
>>>>> Let me tell you what I do know that has changed lately. hope this
>>>>> helps.
>>>>> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why
>>>>> 'unknown' said if the drive had been partitioned?)
>>>>> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
>>>>> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in my
>>>>> Computer drive on that pc.
>>>>> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime I
>>>>> plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
>>>>> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>>>>>
>>>>> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin. We
>>>>> automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see what's
>>>>> on drive F
>>>>> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
>>>>> network drive."
>>>>> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and all
>>>>> 4 have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the
>>>>> ADminustrator account for anything. just my own.
>>>>> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
>>>>> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If you
>>>>>> right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you about
>>>>>> the drive?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>>>>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc world.
>>>>>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at work.
>>>>>>> One at home.
>>>>>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra
>>>>>>> disk or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local
>>>>>>> drive "c" there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well.
>>>>>>> How did that get there? I have never added any extra things to my
>>>>>>> work pc unless it was software programs from the internet.
>>>>>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my work
>>>>>>> pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something like
>>>>>>> that? here are the specs on my pc.
>>>>>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>>>>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>>>>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>>>>>> THanks for your help
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 31, 2005 11:21:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

THanks RIck- Well, the my printer is plugged into my pc, all the time, by
USB. But, as of almost a month, I hooked up a second pc by USB; but it is
connected to my DSL modem box>then to the 2nd pc. WHat is left to do. I am
sorry that this is such a pain. But, I hope to get this resolved. Will I be
able to fix this?? with the help of you, Ken, or another?

--
Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u1Zd3KorFHA.2996@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Ok, then it's what Ken said, a remnant from a USB device, or one that is
> stilled plugged in.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Marcy" <RM@RMcom> wrote in message
> news:o t3XTimrFHA.2600@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi, Rick. I hope & think that I did this correctly. If not, please
>> advise. thank you again
>>
>> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0]
>> "DMAEnabled"=dword:00000001
>> "Driver"="atapi"
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus
>> 0\Initiator Id 255]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 0]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 0\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 0\Logical Unit Id 0]
>> "Identifier"="MAXTOR 6L040J2"
>> "Type"="DiskPeripheral"
>> ----------------------------------
>> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]
>> "DMAEnabled"=dword:00000003
>> "Driver"="atapi"
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus
>> 0\Initiator Id 255]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 0]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 0\Logical Unit Id 0]
>> "Identifier"="SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T"
>> "Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
>> "DeviceName"="CdRom0"
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 1]
>>
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1\Scsi Bus 0\Target
>> Id 1\Logical Unit Id 0]
>> "Identifier"="HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B"
>> "Type"="CdRomPeripheral"
>> "DeviceName"="CdRom1"
>> --
>> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
>>
>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%23zJbNtcrFHA.3884@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Could you export and post this key in the registry for me:
>>>
>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi
>>>
>>> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
>>> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
>>> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
>>> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop,
>>> choose edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy.
>>> Open a response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit
>>> ctrl+v to paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send
>>> the post for examination.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best of Luck,
>>>
>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>
>>> "MR" <MR@MR_Furn.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23Xn2lWZrFHA.2228@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>I think that I am able to access it. THis is what I see on this Local
>>>>Disk(F) properties: FAT
>>>> the usual 4 tabs (general. tools, hardware,sharing)> in the general
>>>> tab, there is that pink circle with a pie shaped portion of blue USED
>>>> space of 6.85 MB. FREE space shows 24.4 MB. under this circle, it says
>>>> drive F. It also says that the capacity is 31.2 MB. Of course it lists
>>>> it in bytes as well.
>>>> Under the HARDWARE tab, there I see my Cd,DVD, and floppy drives,Under
>>>> TYpes.
>>>> BUT, I have two disk drives under TYPE .
>>>> first one= Maxtor 6LO40J2
>>>> second one= OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB device.
>>>> SO, i think the picture may be getting clearer. I just dont know what
>>>> steps are needed to fix this and HOw to fix it.
>>>> The one thing that I recently did, I remember, is install the
>>>> 'autofix.exe' because my scanner wizzard was not recognizing my camera.
>>>> that fix, fixed the problem fine. could this have something to do with
>>>> it. Please help, if you can. thanks! !
>>>> Thanks so very much for your help-! ! ! !
>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:uzR0opUrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I suspect that Ken is on the right track with this. The camera's
>>>>> memory card is treated as a thumb drive, but the system has mislabeled
>>>>> this a local drive, which is why you see it all the time. Are you able
>>>>> to actually access it?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>
>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>
>>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uAwT%23fSrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Rick, unknown, Ken, & or gls858:
>>>>>> Thanks to all who responded. I right clicked on the Local disk "F"
>>>>>> drive and saw that it is a FAT file system. My Local disk "C" drive
>>>>>> is an NTFS file system. I am not a whole lot knowlegeble in these
>>>>>> things. Let me tell you what I do know that has changed lately. hope
>>>>>> this helps.
>>>>>> 1- I recently defragmented & disk clean-up ( could that be why
>>>>>> 'unknown' said if the drive had been partitioned?)
>>>>>> 2- I recently installed sp2 from a cd-rom
>>>>>> However, I did the same thing to my home pc. nothing has changed in
>>>>>> my Computer drive on that pc.
>>>>>> 3- Ken, I plug in cameras by USB. I dont have a thumb drive. anytime
>>>>>> I plug in a usb or other thing, it shows up as removable F,G,H, etc.
>>>>>> remember, on my computor, it shows C & F as local disk drives
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 4- gls858: You asked, "This my have been done by your system admin.
>>>>>> We automatically map drives at log on for our uses. Check and see
>>>>>> what's on drive F
>>>>>> they may have redirected your mailbox or My documents to a
>>>>>> network drive."
>>>>>> SORRY, can't understand your question. we have 4 user accounts and
>>>>>> all 4 have computer administrative priveleges. I never use the
>>>>>> ADminustrator account for anything. just my own.
>>>>>> I appreciate if you can let me know what I can do to fix this, if its
>>>>>> something that needs to be fixed. thanks for your concern.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:e5StWiiqFHA.3680@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Possibilities include a virtual disk drive or a network share. If
>>>>>>> you right click 'F' and select properties, what does it tell you
>>>>>>> about the drive?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Best of Luck,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>>>>>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>>>>>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>>>>>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "MR" <mr@mr.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:%23wAgzggqFHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Win XP home-Sp2
>>>>>>>> Sorry, if this is a stupid question. I am kinda new in the pc
>>>>>>>> world.
>>>>>>>> I have 2 pc's that are the same brand, year, etc. one I use at
>>>>>>>> work. One at home.
>>>>>>>> I happened to notice that the one that I use at work has an extra
>>>>>>>> disk or drive when i go to 'my computer'. I used to see the Local
>>>>>>>> drive "c" there. Now, I see an additional local drive "F' as well.
>>>>>>>> How did that get there? I have never added any extra things to my
>>>>>>>> work pc unless it was software programs from the internet.
>>>>>>>> This is my guess. Perhaps, since I have more files stored at my
>>>>>>>> work pc, then automatically I got an extra drive to use?? something
>>>>>>>> like that? here are the specs on my pc.
>>>>>>>> Dell Dimension 2300
>>>>>>>> Pent 4 CPU 1.80 GHz
>>>>>>>> 1.79 GHz, 256 MG RAM
>>>>>>>> THanks for your help
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!