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"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr6" Error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JamesKB, May 17, 2010.

  1. JamesKB

    JamesKB Flightless Bird

    OS: WinXP Home SP3

    I've just started to get this error message randomly (sometimes when opening
    an application or opening Windows Explorer, etc...:

    "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive
    \Device\harddisk\Dr6"

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for your time.
    --
    JamesKB
     
  2. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    Re: "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive\Device\harddisk\Dr6" Error

    On May 17, 1:40 pm, "JamesKB" <JimSPAM...@NOTSPAMres-xraynews.com>
    wrote:
    > OS: WinXP Home SP3
    >
    > I've just started to get this error message randomly (sometimes when opening
    > an application or opening Windows Explorer, etc...:
    >
    > "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive
    > \Device\harddisk\Dr6"
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    > --
    > JamesKB


    Googling that message finds these threads - do these apply to you?

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?threadID=5979

    http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-422494.php
     
  3. Uwe Sieber

    Uwe Sieber Flightless Bird

    Re: "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive\Device\harddisk\Dr6" Error

    JamesKB wrote:
    > OS: WinXP Home SP3
    >
    > I've just started to get this error message randomly (sometimes when
    > opening an application or opening Windows Explorer, etc...:
    >
    > "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive
    > \Device\harddisk\Dr6"
    >
    > Any ideas?


    \Device\harddisk\Dr6 is a truncated kernel name
    (also called "DOS device name") of a disk device.
    My tool ListUsbDrives shows it, so you can at
    least identify which drive is causing this:
    http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/listusbdrives.zip

    To discover why this drive is accessed at all
    is difficult.

    If you don't need the drive then you can
    deactivate it in the device manager.


    Uwe
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23FrZEge9KHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl,
    JamesKB <JimSPAMNOT@NOTSPAMres-xraynews.com> typed:
    > OS: WinXP Home SP3
    >
    > I've just started to get this error message randomly
    > (sometimes when opening an application or opening Windows
    > Explorer, etc...:
    > "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into
    > Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr6"
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks for your time.


    Very little info there, so here's the best I can do:
    Run chkdsk on the drive. Note: If the drive if failing, a chkdsk could
    render this disk unusable.

    Download & run the mfr's test program on the drive.

    It's probably beginning to have bad blocks that chkdsk may be able to mark
    out. But if more happen, the disk is going to be trash very soon.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  5. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Re: "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive\Device\harddisk\Dr6" Error

    JamesKB wrote:
    > OS: WinXP Home SP3
    >
    > I've just started to get this error message randomly (sometimes when
    > opening an application or opening Windows Explorer, etc...:
    >
    > "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive
    > \Device\harddisk\Dr6"
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    > --
    > JamesKB



    The message is probably being caused by a removable device -

    "There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive
    \Device\harddisk\Dr1" Error Message When You Start Your Computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330137


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