Drive mapping issue  
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mani_rt





PostPosted: Architecture General, Drive mapping issue Top

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.

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Alex Graham





PostPosted: Architecture General, Drive mapping issue Top

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


 
 
mani_rt





PostPosted: Architecture General, Drive mapping issue Top

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.
 
 
Alex Graham





PostPosted: Architecture General, Drive mapping issue Top

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


 
 
Peter Ritchie





PostPosted: Architecture General, Drive mapping issue Top

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