Drive shows up twice



John Doe
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not partitioned or
anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files, etc.,
listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create or
delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from the
other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there any way
to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's messing with
my Recycle bin.

Many thanks,

JL

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
"John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not partitioned or
> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files, etc.,
> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create or
> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from the
> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there any
way
> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's messing
with
> my Recycle bin.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> JL
>
>

You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
- Click Start / Run
- Type cmd {OK}
- Type subst
Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
subst D: /d

This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
drive C: in any way.

John Doe
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type subst, and
when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other ideas?

Many thanks,

JD
"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
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>
> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not partitioned or
>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files, etc.,
>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create or
>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from the
>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there any
> way
>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's messing
> with
>> my Recycle bin.
>>
>> Many thanks,
>>
>> JL
>>
>>
>
> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
> - Click Start / Run
> - Type cmd {OK}
> - Type subst
> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
> subst D: /d
>
> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
> drive C: in any way.
>
>

John Doe
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Sorry, that last reply was incoherent. There was NO response when I typed
'subst'.

JD

"John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
news:GRnge.979$LO1.638@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type subst,
> and when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other ideas?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> JD
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:ug62LziVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not partitioned
>>> or
>>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files,
>>> etc.,
>>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create or
>>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from the
>>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there any
>> way
>>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's messing
>> with
>>> my Recycle bin.
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>>
>>> JL
>>>
>>>
>>
>> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
>> - Click Start / Run
>> - Type cmd {OK}
>> - Type subst
>> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
>> subst D: /d
>>
>> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
>> drive C: in any way.
>>
>>
>
>

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
You might have a network drive letter mapped to
your drive C: (although this would show up as a
"Network" drive" in Explorer. To see it, start a
Command Prompt, then type

net use {Enter}

To delete it, type

net use d: /del

If this does not help then do this:
- Click Start / Run
- Type regedit {OK}
- Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
- Locate the value DosDevices\D:
- Delete the whole line, by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard
- Reboot the PC

Again this won't hurt your installation in any way, as long as you
are careful to delete nothing other than DosDevices\D:. Your
WinXP installation is safe.


"John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
news:A2oge.858$bm5.175@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Sorry, that last reply was incoherent. There was NO response when I typed
> 'subst'.
>
> JD
>
> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:GRnge.979$LO1.638@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type subst,
> > and when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other ideas?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > JD
> > "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> > news:ug62LziVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> >> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not partitioned
> >>> or
> >>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files,
> >>> etc.,
> >>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create
or
> >>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from the
> >>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there
any
> >> way
> >>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's messing
> >> with
> >>> my Recycle bin.
> >>>
> >>> Many thanks,
> >>>
> >>> JL
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
> >> - Click Start / Run
> >> - Type cmd {OK}
> >> - Type subst
> >> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
> >> subst D: /d
> >>
> >> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
> >> drive C: in any way.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

John Doe
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
That did it! Bless you, and thanks so much.

Now, can you help me with this? (I thought fixing the dual drive letters
might fix this, but it doesn't.) When I go into explore or open the recycle
bin, the files in there show for a second, and then vanish. Makes the whole
point of a recycle bin sort of moot.

Can you help me with this?

Thanks again.

JD

"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:%23yo9aZjVFHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You might have a network drive letter mapped to
> your drive C: (although this would show up as a
> "Network" drive" in Explorer. To see it, start a
> Command Prompt, then type
>
> net use {Enter}
>
> To delete it, type
>
> net use d: /del
>
> If this does not help then do this:
> - Click Start / Run
> - Type regedit {OK}
> - Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
> - Locate the value DosDevices\D:
> - Delete the whole line, by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard
> - Reboot the PC
>
> Again this won't hurt your installation in any way, as long as you
> are careful to delete nothing other than DosDevices\D:. Your
> WinXP installation is safe.
>
>
> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:A2oge.858$bm5.175@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Sorry, that last reply was incoherent. There was NO response when I
>> typed
>> 'subst'.
>>
>> JD
>>
>> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:GRnge.979$LO1.638@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> > Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type
>> > subst,
>> > and when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other
>> > ideas?
>> >
>> > Many thanks,
>> >
>> > JD
>> > "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>> > news:ug62LziVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >>
>> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not
>> >>> partitioned
>> >>> or
>> >>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files,
>> >>> etc.,
>> >>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I create
> or
>> >>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from
>> >>> the
>> >>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there
> any
>> >> way
>> >>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's
>> >>> messing
>> >> with
>> >>> my Recycle bin.
>> >>>
>> >>> Many thanks,
>> >>>
>> >>> JL
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
>> >> - Click Start / Run
>> >> - Type cmd {OK}
>> >> - Type subst
>> >> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
>> >> subst D: /d
>> >>
>> >> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
>> >> drive C: in any way.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Which was the method that made your duplicate drive letters disappear?

Unfortunately I cannot help you with your Recycle Bin - no idea.
I suggest you start a new thread with the words "Recycle Bin" in
the Subject line.


"John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
news:iLrge.959$bm5.740@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> That did it! Bless you, and thanks so much.
>
> Now, can you help me with this? (I thought fixing the dual drive letters
> might fix this, but it doesn't.) When I go into explore or open the
recycle
> bin, the files in there show for a second, and then vanish. Makes the
whole
> point of a recycle bin sort of moot.
>
> Can you help me with this?
>
> Thanks again.
>
> JD
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> news:%23yo9aZjVFHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > You might have a network drive letter mapped to
> > your drive C: (although this would show up as a
> > "Network" drive" in Explorer. To see it, start a
> > Command Prompt, then type
> >
> > net use {Enter}
> >
> > To delete it, type
> >
> > net use d: /del
> >
> > If this does not help then do this:
> > - Click Start / Run
> > - Type regedit {OK}
> > - Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
> > - Locate the value DosDevices\D:
> > - Delete the whole line, by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard
> > - Reboot the PC
> >
> > Again this won't hurt your installation in any way, as long as you
> > are careful to delete nothing other than DosDevices\D:. Your
> > WinXP installation is safe.
> >
> >
> > "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> > news:A2oge.858$bm5.175@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >> Sorry, that last reply was incoherent. There was NO response when I
> >> typed
> >> 'subst'.
> >>
> >> JD
> >>
> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> >> news:GRnge.979$LO1.638@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >> > Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type
> >> > subst,
> >> > and when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other
> >> > ideas?
> >> >
> >> > Many thanks,
> >> >
> >> > JD
> >> > "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:ug62LziVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >>
> >> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >> >>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not
> >> >>> partitioned
> >> >>> or
> >> >>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same files,
> >> >>> etc.,
> >> >>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I
create
> > or
> >> >>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from
> >> >>> the
> >> >>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is there
> > any
> >> >> way
> >> >>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's
> >> >>> messing
> >> >> with
> >> >>> my Recycle bin.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Many thanks,
> >> >>>
> >> >>> JL
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>
> >> >> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
> >> >> - Click Start / Run
> >> >> - Type cmd {OK}
> >> >> - Type subst
> >> >> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
> >> >> subst D: /d
> >> >>
> >> >> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
> >> >> drive C: in any way.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>

John Doe
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Using regedit fixed it. Thanks again.


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
news:OLoNkXnVFHA.928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Which was the method that made your duplicate drive letters disappear?
>
> Unfortunately I cannot help you with your Recycle Bin - no idea.
> I suggest you start a new thread with the words "Recycle Bin" in
> the Subject line.
>
>
> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:iLrge.959$bm5.740@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> That did it! Bless you, and thanks so much.
>>
>> Now, can you help me with this? (I thought fixing the dual drive letters
>> might fix this, but it doesn't.) When I go into explore or open the
> recycle
>> bin, the files in there show for a second, and then vanish. Makes the
> whole
>> point of a recycle bin sort of moot.
>>
>> Can you help me with this?
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> JD
>>
>> "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23yo9aZjVFHA.3532@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> > You might have a network drive letter mapped to
>> > your drive C: (although this would show up as a
>> > "Network" drive" in Explorer. To see it, start a
>> > Command Prompt, then type
>> >
>> > net use {Enter}
>> >
>> > To delete it, type
>> >
>> > net use d: /del
>> >
>> > If this does not help then do this:
>> > - Click Start / Run
>> > - Type regedit {OK}
>> > - Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
>> > - Locate the value DosDevices\D:
>> > - Delete the whole line, by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard
>> > - Reboot the PC
>> >
>> > Again this won't hurt your installation in any way, as long as you
>> > are careful to delete nothing other than DosDevices\D:. Your
>> > WinXP installation is safe.
>> >
>> >
>> > "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> > news:A2oge.858$bm5.175@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >> Sorry, that last reply was incoherent. There was NO response when I
>> >> typed
>> >> 'subst'.
>> >>
>> >> JD
>> >>
>> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:GRnge.979$LO1.638@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >> > Thanks, but no, that didm't work. There was response when I type
>> >> > subst,
>> >> > and when I tried the command anyway, nothing happened. Any other
>> >> > ideas?
>> >> >
>> >> > Many thanks,
>> >> >
>> >> > JD
>> >> > "Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:ug62LziVFHA.2984@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "John Doe" <Johndoe@aol.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:Vfnge.834$bm5.412@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >> >>> Can someone help me with this? I have a single drive, not
>> >> >>> partitioned
>> >> >>> or
>> >> >>> anything, which is showing up twice in Explorer. Exact same
>> >> >>> files,
>> >> >>> etc.,
>> >> >>> listed twice, once in a C: drive and once in a D: drive. If I
> create
>> > or
>> >> >>> delete a file from one, it's automatically created or deleted from
>> >> >>> the
>> >> >>> other. If I attach an external drive, it shows up as E:. Is
>> >> >>> there
>> > any
>> >> >> way
>> >> >>> to stop this from happening? Among other things, I think it's
>> >> >>> messing
>> >> >> with
>> >> >>> my Recycle bin.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Many thanks,
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> JL
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> You probably have an active substitution. Try this:
>> >> >> - Click Start / Run
>> >> >> - Type cmd {OK}
>> >> >> - Type subst
>> >> >> Do you see a response? If yes, type this:
>> >> >> subst D: /d
>> >> >>
>> >> >> This will get rid of the drive letter D:. It will not affect your
>> >> >> drive C: in any way.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>


Drive shows up twice