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Old February 27th 06, 03:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Ghost removable drive

This is from an discussion I originally started on Jan 13. I had screwed up
an attempt to install a removable and although I got it working, ended up
with this ghost drive. Ron asked the following question and here is the
answer:

The ghost is there in My Computer and Explorer. It does not appear under
disk
drives in Device Manager nor anywhere in a Safe boot. A right click on it
in My Computer does not offer a "delete" option (nor am I sure it should,
actually).
Thanks,


"Ron Badour" wrote in message
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And this shows up where--Windows Explorer? Have you had a look in control
panel, device manager to see what's listed? If nothing is unusual, try
looking there after booting in safe mode.

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Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
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Old February 27th 06, 06:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Ghost removable drive

It might be normal to see a ghost in your circumstance. Jonny sees them! Look through the docs/readme/internet site of your removable drive manufacturer.

Is anything there, ghost or no, when you remove the drive? Is the drive accessible in Safe Mode, when the ghost is not there? Could be the ghost disappears in Safe Mode because a different driver is used to access it.

(1) "START button, Run, MSInfo32". Use CTRL-Mouse to highlight relevant
info & the Edit menu to Copy it...

Windows-managed swap file on drive C (6458MB free)
Available space on drive C: 6458MB of 7979MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive D: 6232MB of 7979MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive E: 773MB of 2792MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive F: 7979MB of 7979MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive G: 7786MB of 7979MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive H: 7620MB of 7979MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive I: 6174MB of 6174MB (FAT32)

(2)
(a) "START button, Programs, MS-DOS Prompt"
(b) FDISK /Status
(c) Use the "MARK", outline text with mouse, "COPY" button to post the
results.

C:\FDISK /Status
Disk Drv Mbytes Free Usage
1 19092 8298 57%
C: 7996
E: 2798
2 38169 100% Full drive
D: 7996 One partition
F: 7996
G: 7996
H: 7996
I: 6187


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Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR

"WAW" wrote in message ...
| This is from an discussion I originally started on Jan 13. I had screwed up
| an attempt to install a removable and although I got it working, ended up
| with this ghost drive. Ron asked the following question and here is the
| answer:
|
| The ghost is there in My Computer and Explorer. It does not appear under
| disk
| drives in Device Manager nor anywhere in a Safe boot. A right click on it
| in My Computer does not offer a "delete" option (nor am I sure it should,
| actually).
| Thanks,
|
|
| "Ron Badour" wrote in message
| ...
| And this shows up where--Windows Explorer? Have you had a look in control
| panel, device manager to see what's listed? If nothing is unusual, try
| looking there after booting in safe mode.
|
| --
| Regards
|
|
| Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
| Tips:
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
| Knowledge Base Info:
| http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo
|
|
|
 




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