No drive entries found



elsa
07-10-2005, 02:37 AM
I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:37 AM
I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
>I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
> welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
> problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.

elsa
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
I serched for AutoRun.INF and found several such files most of which are
obviously
irrelevant.I wouldn't want to risk deleting a useful file so could you
please help me
by suggesting where I should look?Thanks.

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
> >I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
> > welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
> > problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.
>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
I mean in the root 'folder' of the drives. It doesn't have a name, it's just, for example C:\ or D:\, not one of the 'child'
folders, for examle, NOT C:\Windows.

You usually accidently acquire these files when you copy a CD to your hard drive. They can be deleted with no consiquence.

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A426BCCF-8251-4025-BC60-6833F8FB003E@microsoft.com...
>I serched for AutoRun.INF and found several such files most of which are
> obviously
> irrelevant.I wouldn't want to risk deleting a useful file so could you
> please help me
> by suggesting where I should look?Thanks.
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
>> >I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
>> > welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
>> > problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.
>>
>>
>>

elsa
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
Deleted files but still get the "No drive entries found"message.Got any other
idea?

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> I mean in the root 'folder' of the drives. It doesn't have a name, it's just, for example C:\ or D:\, not one of the 'child'
> folders, for examle, NOT C:\Windows.
>
> You usually accidently acquire these files when you copy a CD to your hard drive. They can be deleted with no consiquence.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A426BCCF-8251-4025-BC60-6833F8FB003E@microsoft.com...
> >I serched for AutoRun.INF and found several such files most of which are
> > obviously
> > irrelevant.I wouldn't want to risk deleting a useful file so could you
> > please help me
> > by suggesting where I should look?Thanks.
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
> >> >I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
> >> > welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
> >> > problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
Go to Start/Run, and type MSCONFIG then look at the STARTUP TAB, to uncheck unwanted, checked items

The new MS beta for Antispyware has an "Advanced Tools" menu item that allows you to identify the maker and use of items on the
Windows startup list. It's called "System Explorer"

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E27EA05C-2D83-4C13-BF55-2D837C7BF0F5@microsoft.com...
> Deleted files but still get the "No drive entries found"message.Got any other
> idea?
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> I mean in the root 'folder' of the drives. It doesn't have a name, it's just, for example C:\ or D:\, not one of the 'child'
>> folders, for examle, NOT C:\Windows.
>>
>> You usually accidently acquire these files when you copy a CD to your hard drive. They can be deleted with no consiquence.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A426BCCF-8251-4025-BC60-6833F8FB003E@microsoft.com...
>> >I serched for AutoRun.INF and found several such files most of which are
>> > obviously
>> > irrelevant.I wouldn't want to risk deleting a useful file so could you
>> > please help me
>> > by suggesting where I should look?Thanks.
>> >
>> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> >> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
>> >> > welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
>> >> > problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

elsa
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
Actually,I did the opposite(chose normal start up)and it worked.Apparently it
was one of the unchecked items that caused the message to appear.Now I will
have to find which one it was before I use msconfig again.Thanks a lot for
your help.

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Go to Start/Run, and type MSCONFIG then look at the STARTUP TAB, to uncheck unwanted, checked items
>
> The new MS beta for Antispyware has an "Advanced Tools" menu item that allows you to identify the maker and use of items on the
> Windows startup list. It's called "System Explorer"
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E27EA05C-2D83-4C13-BF55-2D837C7BF0F5@microsoft.com...
> > Deleted files but still get the "No drive entries found"message.Got any other
> > idea?
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> I mean in the root 'folder' of the drives. It doesn't have a name, it's just, for example C:\ or D:\, not one of the 'child'
> >> folders, for examle, NOT C:\Windows.
> >>
> >> You usually accidently acquire these files when you copy a CD to your hard drive. They can be deleted with no consiquence.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A426BCCF-8251-4025-BC60-6833F8FB003E@microsoft.com...
> >> >I serched for AutoRun.INF and found several such files most of which are
> >> > obviously
> >> > irrelevant.I wouldn't want to risk deleting a useful file so could you
> >> > please help me
> >> > by suggesting where I should look?Thanks.
> >> >
> >> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I would guess you will find a file named AutoRun.INF in the root of the drives. Delete that.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> >> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> >> "elsa" <elsa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:07C5A88C-FE06-46B2-82B9-0793487D2339@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I get the message "No drive entries found!" in Windows XP just before the
> >> >> > welcome screen appears.Although this does not seem to be causing any further
> >> >> > problems I would really like to know if it can be fixed.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
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No drive entries found