ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by c2xpZGVyZG » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 13:49:00


I installed a 2GB usb drive to use for ReadyBoot & it show up as twice in
Computer. Once as a USB drive, then again as a CD ROM drive. Is this normal?
 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by Colin Barn » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 14:10:35

No.

 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by c2xpZGVyZG » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 15:21:01

Well ...that's good to know. Now what does it mean?
 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by Colin Barn » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 15:38:10

I have no clue.
 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by Dyla » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 16:45:35

is it a san disk USB drive with U3 technology? the U3 software that's
preloaded on those flash drives emulates a cd-rom drive
 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by Uwe Siebe » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:13:49


Yes, it is. This is how U3 flash drives appear. The CD-ROM
part it there because under XP the autorun.inf open= line
had been executed automatically on CD-ROM drives and U3 drives
want theire 'U3 launchpad' started when the drive is attached.
Very strange solution I think. Meanwhile you find such ***
CD-ROM drives on WLAN sticks and printers too for selfinstalling
drivers...

Just got to Windows Disk Management (Start -> Run -> diskmgmt.msc)
and remove the drive letter of this CD-ROM.
Or use mountvol:
mountvol X: /D
would remove drive letter X:


Uwe
 
 
 

ReadyBoost reports as a CD drive

Post by Uwe Siebe » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:09:38


:-)

This U3 CD-ROM can be removed completely by a tool provided by
the U3 group:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I've seen a report that this tool can be used to put your own
ISO file as CD-ROM part on a U3 flash drive. This makes these
things a real security hole under W2K and XP. Vista asks at
least...


Uwe