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    Ghost drive letter

    On a windows Vista machine, I get an error message at random intervals to the effect "Cannot read from Drive K" I do not have a drive K. What suggestions to get rid of this message??
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    Is there one particular program running when this happens?

    Does the drive show in Windows Explorer? Was it mapped to a device or folder which does no exist any more?

    Joe

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    Do you have a memory card reader on your PC with multiple card reader slots? Each slot gets it own drive letter and K: could be one of them.

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    I've seen that happen when using a USB Thumb/Flash drive and/or the memory cards from cameras, usually rebooting fixes the problem, sometimes shutting down and pulling the power cord out of the computer. It's just something that happens and seems as though it occurs when pulling the drive or card out without using the Eject function in Windows Explorer or the Safely Remove function icon in the Notification Area. Not using those functions doesn't let Windows know the items are no longer there and can cause corruption of files in the devices.

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    This might help cleanup messed up USB data http://www.techspot.com/community/to...rivers.145884/
    I used it when my sister's cellphone caused problems on her laptop.
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    Try this: Get out to the command prompt and issue this command:
    net use
    Do you see a drive letter K: listed? If so, issue this command:
    net use k: /d

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