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Subject: Re: trying again - jbr 20 only halfway recognized?!

Re: trying again - jbr 20 only halfway recognized?!

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 07:18:36 +0100

Hello Mark

> This sometimes happens to me, both with my Archos and a
> ThumbDrive - Even if you find the drive and open it, you are
> limited to 8.3 filenames!

> I have always found a reboot, whilst leaving the drive
> connected fixes the problem. In addition, I only generally see
> this occur if I have been using "Standby". If I shutdown and
> power off the PC when not in use, I don't think this fault
> occurs...

This is an explorer problem. On XP, this happens much less often
if you upgrade to SP2 (at least it did for me).

Anyway, if you experience these effects, you don't need to reboot.
Simply open the task manager and kill *all* 'explorer.exe'
processes. The windows explorer is also in charge of providing
the desktop, so doing this will make the taskbar vanish. You need
to restart the first explorer via the task manager's menu
(file->new task). Then start another explorer. The drive letter
should now be there, including lfn support.

Regards, Jens

> |-----Original Message----- |From:
> |[] On Behalf Of Todd
> |Sent: 21 March 2005 22:30 |To: |Subject:
> trying again - jbr 20 only halfway recognized?! |
> |hi all -
> |
> |I posted back in january and got some helpful tips, but none
> |that solved my problem. so I am posting again... |
> |compaq evo running xp pro (SP2); new in jan. jbr20 running rb
> |2.4. ran fine on old windows me desktop, plug and play on
> work |laptop running xp home - popped right up in my My
> Computer, |drag and drop fine, the works. plugged into new
> system, beeped |to signal new hardware, up pops the remove
> hardware safely |icon showing that it has been assigned drive
> letter E. |
> |but - nothing in My Computer or Explorer. therefore doesn't
> |register in winamp or media player. DOES show up as drive E
> in |disk management, a few layers down in my computer, whence
> I |can open and explore, plus copy files to and from - as long
> as |I leave the window open. as soon as its closed, windows
> |"forgets" it's there.
> |
> |so - my question is, if the computer knows enough to give it
> a |drive letter, why can't it get smart enough to put it in
> the |right place?
> |
> |addt'l info - the driver is a 5/2001 era microsoft, even
> |though I have downloaded and run the archos self-installer a
> |few times (rebooting religiously after each attempt) |
> |thanks
> |Todd
> |
> |
> |
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Received on 2005-03-23

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