I’m exhausted trying to figure this one out:
I’m trying to figure out why a friend’s Windows XP Home box cannot access any removable storage devices (cd-Rom and 6in1 card reader) after you change the media.
If I put a cd-rom or connect the USB camera flash card reader to her machine prior to booting up, WinXP can read the data on both without problem, but if you try to add either after it boots, it can’t read either. In the case of the cd, explorer seems to just hang and the card reader gives a “drive not accessible” error.
The computer was reformatted a few weeks and WinXP Home installed with all the updates including SP2. It seems like some kind of auto-insert notification problem, so I made sure that autoplay is set in the drive properties and autorun is set under TweakUI, just to see if that helps, but nothing’s changed.