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Location not avaible

by derekmckee / September 23, 2007 11:11 AM PDT

I have an Acer Aspire 5670 running Windows Vista Ult., and I am not able to access and of my flash drives or memory sticks, and my DVD will not read any CDs or DVDs properly. I can but in any type of media into my DVD drive and when I double click it in my computer it shows all cds or dvds as blank and wanting to burn to the media. I tried burning a data DVD and thats when I noticed the DVD drive would not work. I noticed by memory sticks not working after inserting a memory stick duo and adapter into my reader yesterday (That was before trying to burn a DVD). I restarted computer with the MS card still in the computer and the card could be read, but after taking it out and coming back later to transfer pictures I got the following message:

Location is not Available

F:\ is not accessible [(x:\ is not accessible) will change depending on the drive]

Access is Denied

I receive this message for all of my flash drives and memory cards.

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Tell us how Ultimate came to be on this machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 1:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Location not avaible

I didn't think it came with that. I wonder if you wiped the machine, installed ultimate and have yet to find all the drivers?

Bob

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Clean, computer came with XP Home
by derekmckee / September 23, 2007 3:14 PM PDT

I did a clean install, but that was almost a month ago. It everything has been working correctly except for the webcam which something in logitech's drivers or software cases the blue screen of death, but I have disabled the webcam. I have burnt cd's and dvd's under Vista, and have used my flash drives, and memory card reader numerous times before the problem started.

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Then it's likely a driver.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 9:15 PM PDT

I see similar problems arise back on XP when the owner accept a (and any) driver from Microsoft. Use system restore back a few days to when it worked. DO NOT ACCEPT MICROSOFT DRIVERS WHEN OFFERED.

Bob

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no restore point
by derekmckee / September 24, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

I don't have a restore point that far back.

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Then repeat installing drivers as you did when you installed
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2007 2:29 AM PDT
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Or look at "VISTA DRIVER ROLLBACK" on google.com

Vista (and Microsoft) does not supply drivers for our hardware. Maybe something to get the machine running, but then it's up to us to collect said drivers.

Oh the fun of a clean install.

Bob

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