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  • I have installed Windows XP professional and in My Harddisk i have three partitions ,namely c:.d:,E:,apart from this i map network folder to drive to f:,but when i do that and then i insert my usb Mass storage ,it get displayed in the device manager but i dont see it in the "MY Computers". whereas if i dont map anything to drive f: and then if i insert my usb mass storage ,then it shows up as drive f:. is this a microsoft bug or im missing some thing.
    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:37 AM


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  • Drive mappings should be from H: and above, A: - F: are design for locally held storage devices.

    try mapping network drive as H: and test

    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:41 AM
  • But if A: - F: is for Logical frives ,then why did windows allow me to map the Drive.and when i have already mapped the drive to F: ,and when i plugged in the USB storage it neither gave any error nor asigned a drive to it.
    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 2:22 PM
  • If you have mapped the network drive as F: first then won't allow you to map the USB unless there is a free drive letter to assign logical usb/drives from A: - F:.

    What logical mappings do you have, a : floppy? C&D HDD partition? E: or F: as cd drives?

    Have you checked in device manager to see if the USB ports are working OK and stuff?

    As a rule i would start network drives from H: and above. Again depends if your drive letters are assign over a logon script, etc? Is your machine part of a domain?

    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 2:32 PM
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    Friday, June 23, 2006 7:48 PM