Re: ZoomFloppy

From: Gene Buckle <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:56:32 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sun, 12 Jun 2011, Nate Lawson wrote:

> 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.

I'm willing to bet if he turns off auto-play for USB devices on that 
system, the issue will go away.


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