Hi again -
Thats good - It was just to check that no problems there were blocking it -
When you plug the USB drive in can you open My Computer and direct it to run from the drive you select ?
Often you can click, or right click (I forget now) to select a drive to run it from, as your problem seems to be it directs itself -
The First thing that's done when the device is plugged in is that a virtual drive (F) is created and some setup files are installed in it. I have no control over the entire process; the installation is done from the MJ Web site, so at least I know there is no file corruption involved. After the virtual drive is created, some installation files are placed in it so obviously its setup.exe is configured to install the program on the virtual drive; but something overrides it and makes it install on my main drive instead. When the installation is done, all the files have been removed from the virtual drive and when I click on it all I get is "insert disk" -- but it's just a phantom drive that disappears when I unplug the device.
On another site I found that InCD somehow screws up MJ's virtual disk installation, but I've uninstalled it from my DVD drive and the MJ problem persists. I've updated my USB drivers but then found that both my front ports wouldn't work at all -- neither MJ nor the Visioneer scanner, which led me to discover on the Visioneer site the following:
"The SiS 7001 and VIA Rev 5 or Later USB Host Controllers have received a high number of complaints concerning dropping connection to USB devices, especially to 2-way communication devices such as scanners and network through the USB." I rolled back the VIA Rev 5 update and both ports came back to life immediately.
However, my device manager still shows 4 VIA Rev 5 or later USB drivers that have no backups. I once rebuilt the Device Manager but I don't remember exactly how I did it. It was with the XP CD in the combo drive, and somehow I was able to replace existing drivers with XP's basic ones. Can you refresh me on how this is done? I'm afraid that if I start by uninstalling the VIA driver the entry will just disappear. Do I even need so many USB drivers?
All input is greatly appreciated.
Edited by drshi, 01 June 2012 - 10:27 PM.