Interesting problem finally
Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:33 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:37 PM
But, all the others change. Opticals become K L M because those are the next letters in line. Consequently, my external USB drive that I use for backups, that has 2 partitions, become N and O
( I set windows to recognize them as L M initially, leaving K in between for my MP3 and other removables )
After the drives get reset, all of these settings revert to default sequence.
And that's in the registry that it's happening... where I said, local machine/system/mounteddevices
Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:47 PM
any idea what kind of motherboard?
I am wondering if you have a corrupt registry key, particularly this one
which is used to build the drive cascade
When windows boots, the above key is supposed to be dynamically created in memory by the windows kernal, and then later, when the registry is built, it is created
I wonder if there is not something else going on here.....
Anything eventvwr? Errors? When was the last time you ran a chkdsk?
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:02 PM
as for the reg key, it looks fine, but then this is the first time I've looked at it
As for eventvwr, I do have a few errors poping up here and there...
Hello wow this one might interest you.
These 3 images are from my log in the date of the 14th--yesterday-- the most recent occurance of the drive relettering.
Aye we ARE onto something. All the dates that this happened has the same error messages.
And surprize surprize, once I follow the log past the 2 week mark, basically before I had high speed installed, that specific error dissapears. ( another one pops up because of W32 time because it had no connection to acces windows time, but that is normal i used to be on dialup)
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:23 PM
Sygate firewall. Come to think about it, it's been giving me crash windows at shutdown just before the machine turns off... never could get to read the whole thing cause it only comes up for a second or 2
Hehe it never crossed my mind that SCM was short for Service Control Manager...
What do you recommend I do about this? I'm thinking reinstall or perhaps getting a new firewall, but I really like sygate (too bad symantec bought it)
Edited by Vaillant, 15 February 2006 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:31 PM
All the good firewalls are going down the crapper all the sudden
Personally, I would uninstall it, see if the situation improves without our workaround, then try to reinstall
I think this is our issue...Sygate is crashing before Windows Can safe the registry key, and that is why the set drive letters are not saving.
If that turns out to be true, you and I are a couple of geniuses for figuring it out!
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:33 PM
Dont like going firewall-less though, so if I activate my win firewall do you figure it could cause any problems to our "test" ?
I think not, but might as well we agree on everything
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:44 PM
(not zonealarm...hate zonealarm)
Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:50 PM
It's a real shame, like you said, that all the good firewalls are being lost.
Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:00 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:02 PM
Gonna go about deleting the registry keys and folders manually
And yes, vmware is a very excellent program. I use it myself for all my mad-scientist'ing that I do on windows before applying to my main OS
Posted 16 February 2006 - 03:01 PM
I asked an incredibly stupid question that I answered myself just now... Act like it never happened.
Edited by Vaillant, 16 February 2006 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:36 PM
You'll be happy to learn that scince I uninstalled Sygate, the drive letters have been happily staying the way they are supposed to be.
That said, I've re-encountered the original glitch I had been having for months now. The built-in CD burning for windows XP has re-activated itself again. As I said previously, I don't understand why it's doing this, and I want to stop this from happenning.
I want to either disable, or uninstall the built-in burning. Seeing how its a built-in feature, I highly doubt it can be uninstalled, but, if it's an option, I'd like to explore it with you.
I'm posting here the link for the .reg file I use to disable the CD burning. Take note I make all my reg files myself, very few were downloaded ( mind you they were all made using fixes I read about online )
the Reg fix I made
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