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  • A user on our network with Windows XP turned on his computer this morning and found 8 extra drives mapped to a folder that he already had mapped to an external hard drive. He deleted them, but checked later and they were back. What could cause this? How do I make it stop?
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:04 PM

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  • Hi,

    Is it the network mapping ? 

    ...but checked later and they were back... - before "checked later" was the computer restarted ?

    If not - it could be some background script - you can try to deactivate all scheduled tasks (to test):
    http://forum.iopus.com/viewtopic.php?t=70

    Test it and then same way activate all scheduled tasks.


    LC
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:16 PM
  • Could be start up scripts.

    The problem often is that the script will lay down the mapped drives and windows XP does not see them when you plug a device in. Currently the only work around I am aware of that does not include installation of another piece of software is to change the drive letter mapping of the USB drive. That USB drive mapping will be remembered each time you reinsert the USB drive.

     

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:26 PM
  • No, he didn't reboot, just looked later and they were back. After that he rebooted, and they haven't come back again. Very strange.

    The extra drives didn't come back right away, but now they have. He deletes them, then a couple hours later notices that they are there again. He hasn't plugged in a device or tried to map a new drive. It just seems to happen on it's own. Any ideas?

     

    • Edited by Linda in MC Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:30 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2011 2:33 PM
  • The user wasn't plugging in any usb devices - it just seemed to happen spontaneously.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 2:34 PM
  • The extra drives didn't come back right away, but now they have. He deletes them, then a couple hours later notices that they are there again. He hasn't plugged in a device or tried to map a new drive. It just seems to happen on it's own. Any ideas?

     

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 4:44 PM