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Subject: Re: WinXP problem
From: Neon John (
Date: 2003-12-25

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003 19:25:01 -0500, "Brian Wolven" <>

>Neon John wrote:
>> Running WinXP Pro with all the patches on this laptop (Dell
>> Inspiron). When I plug in the Recorder, it pops up a window that
>> asks what to do. If I say "Open folder for viewing", all is fine in
>> that instance of Explorer.
>> The problem is, if I open another instance of explorer, that drive
>> doesn't appear in the list of available drives. If I type the drive
>> letter explicitly on the URL line, it goes there but the drive is
>> described as "raw" and will not accept long file names.
>> If I try to set up any kind of autorun.inf, the same problem arises.
>> No instance of explorer opens, of course, and the new drive letter
>> does not appear in the list of drives that a manually opened instance
>> of Explorer shows. Again, if I type the letter explicitly, it will
>> go there but again mounts as "raw".
>I've never seen the "raw" issue, under XP or 2k, with a variety of PC's. No
>clue there. I can't stand the autorun stuff, so I disabled it completely for
>my Archos drive letter using MS's TweakUI. Whether that might make the other
>issues go away or not, I don't know. Have you verified that everything on
>the recorder is otherwise formatted properly?

I have 2 recorders and a Studio and all three behave the same so I don't think
it's an Archos problem. If I kill autorun then the above problem with the RAW
drive happens every time.


John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN

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