Re: ZoomFloppy

From: Nate Lawson <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 22:23:01 -0700
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On Jun 12, 2011, at 3:51 AM, Scott wrote:
>> There is a ZoomFloppy mailing list at google groups for these kinds of
>> questions. You may get a more prompt reply there in the future.
>> The ZF doesn't use a drive letter. It's not a mass storage device. It
>> sounds like you have some kind of third-party software installed for
>> your flash drive ("LaunchU3"). It is possible this driver doesn't
>> understand the ZF (a USB device with two bulk pipes but it is vendor-
>> specific, NOT mass storage) but it is still trying to claim it.
>> I'd try uninstalling the LaunchU3 program and see if that helps. You
>> don't need a special driver for USB flash drives. They've been
>> supported natively in Windows since Win2k.
>> -Nate
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> Nate,
> Def odd. LaunchU3.exe is the files that gives you the U3 Task bar. The Flash
> drive normally takes two drive letters, one being a CD-ROM drive. But no
> matter what drive letters I give it, it seems the ZF has already taken them.
> Like the ZF takes ALL the available drive letters when connected. 
> I'll see if anyone on the ZF google group has had this problem. 
> Thanks to the quick response. 

The ZoomFloppy does not use any drive letters (none). I think the driver for the U3 hardware is behaving improperly. If you uninstall the U3 driver and let the Windows native driver handle the USB flash portion, you shouldn't see any problems.

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