Hi Magic Andre
Sorry to disturb you. Over the past few weeks I have applied these hotfixes in order to help with my boot speed. I just wondered if the hotfixes had any side effects? I can't be certain but I think one of these hotfixes has triggered this problem on my Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). Do you get this same odd behaviour & know how to fix it?
Basically I'll boot up my machine (alienware m17rx3) and then open ‘My Computer’. Then I’ll insert a USB stick or a dvd. Everything happens normally. However with ‘My Computer’ still open I will right click the USB stick and click eject & a message will always pop up. Most commonly ‘Explorer.exe – No disk’ ‘There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\Device\Harddisk1\DR1’. The box gives options to cancel, continue & re-try. If I click cancel the box will re-appear. Basically I have to click through it about 5 or 6 times before it eventually disappears. After that all is fine and dandy.
If I eject using the icon in the system tray I don't get the same problem. Likewise with a DVD, if I use the button on the top right of the laptop to eject the dvd the error message doesn't happen. It's only when ejecting using right click, eject on the drive within 'my computer'. I’ll get same message but instead of please insert to device\harddisk\DR1 it will say ‘Please insert a disk into drive D:’.
It’s also odd because it only does it once. Subsequent ejections of a dvd or USB stick are then fine. Until the next boot anyway. I have managed to stop / suppress the error by changing the errormode in the registry to 2. However it’s not a real fix & can suppress other error messages that I'd need to possibly see in the future.
As far as I can see there are no side effects, everything works absolutely fine but it does concern me. I have trawled google til I’m blue in the face with no joy. The common issue being that the USB stick has been assigned the C: letter and to change it in disk management but that doesn’t apply to me as it always gets assigned as E: whilst my DVD drive is D: I did try changing the drive letter for the sake of it but it didn’t help. Also tried disabling all start up items & clean booting with only MS services running – again no joy. Finally tried logging in with a new user profile and again no help. Other things I did was clear recent documents so nothing points towards either the optical or USB drives.
It’s getting kind of irritating. I am inclined to think hotfixes may of introduced this. But I can’t confirm this for certain as I don't know exactly when this started happening as I don’t normally eject this way. But now I have noticed the problem it is something I am keen to fix.
I did download process explorer to see if this gives a clue as to the cause but unfortunately I do not know what to look for.
This post has been edited by Scottyboy99: 05 December 2011 - 10:50 AM