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Windows - No Disk There is no disk in the drive


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komobu

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Hi;

I am using Windows XP w/sp2 installed. I also use firefox as my browser. Everytime I try to download a file, I get a message box that pops up and says "Windows - No Disk" and the text reads "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk" It has 3 pushbuttons, Cancel, Try Again and continue. The file that I am trying to download I am saving to my desktop. The file will continue to download even though this box keeps popping up. Sometimes I have to click continue 5 times during one 200k download. Any idea how I can fix this error? I tried googling it and found stuff but nothing seems to work. There is no path statement in my autoexec.nt file and I dont have a autoexec.bat file.

Thanks for any help
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kool808

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open firefox > tools > options > downloads > check the path file for save files to this folder
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Thanks...It is set to save files to desktop. I did a google search on the issue and it appears that a lot of folks have the same problem. I haven't seen any hits on how to fix it though.

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what is your firefox version? try to update: tools > options > advanced > software updates > check now. It should be ver. 1.0.4
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Ok, I have been having the same problem and figured it out. Check to see if you are running any usb devices. I had to shut down all my usb devices by STOPing them and it work just find. I had been unable to use my spybot and other drivers without getting that annoying pop up "windows - no disk" error. Try and make sure all your usb devices are stoped. This should solve your problem!!
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Ok, I have been having the same problem and figured it out. Check to see if you are running any usb devices. I had to shut down all my usb devices by STOPing them and it work just find. I had been unable to use my spybot and other drivers without getting that annoying pop up "windows - no disk" error. Try and make sure all your usb devices are stoped. This should solve your problem!!

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I got the same problem when I installed a new printer. It is a USB device. The message stoped when I unplugged it.

How I fix the problem and still use my printer

Edited by twmmah, 07 August 2005 - 09:27 AM.

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Im afraid I cant add anything positive to this topic. I get the Windows - no disk' error message when I try and run Ad-Aware. But I have no usb connections. I am however part of a network via a router. The other pc doesnt have this problem. Any ideas ?
Thanks in dvance.
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i had this problem recently and fixed it

my problem was that i installed a new hardrive to replace my old one, as a new main harddrive. after i installed spybot, i kept getting the same error "there is no disk in the drive", and then the same with adaware. i found that the problem was that it kept trying to open the C:\ drive but this drive letter was no longer for the main drive but rather for a removable zip drive. The letters had gotten rearranged. I think some of those programs assume that the main drive is the C:\ drive and therefore try to open it. How I fixed it was by going into Control panel>adminstrative tools>computer mgmt>disk mgmt. from there i right clicked on the drive currently labeled as "C" and replaced it with a different letter. I did NOT change the main drive to "C" as I correctly assumed that this would cause problems with every other program I had installed.

Ever since I changed the name on my removable zip drive from "C" to another letter (in my case, "I"), the problem has been solved. Spybot & Adaware now run smoothly, and havent given me an error since. Hopefully this will fix your problem as well.

Check it out......
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Hi all,
I have same problem here.
But I managed to solve it but not really sure.

1. Run "regedit"
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\htm
3. You should see a list of currently saved list.
4. Edit ( I did not delete but you can try) the one with "A:***" to other hard drive, say "C:***"
5. Close regdit
6. Done.

Until now, it did not come back........
:tazz:

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