I am just reinstalling XP Pro, and everything was fine until I installed the nVidia Chipset Driver Program, which comprised the below:
– nVidia SM Bus Driver – nVidia Ethernet Driver – IDE SW Driver
When I rebooted after installing these, according to My Computer, I now appear to have a Floppy B:. When double clicking, it just asks to me to insert a disk. I only have one floppy drive (A:) which is also in My Computer. Inserting a floppy into the drive, click A: shows the contents, but clicking B: still prompts for me to put a disk in.
Where is this phatom B: drive coming from. All my other drives (CD-RW, DVD-RW etc) are in My Computer and functioning fine.
I am using an ASUS A8N-SLi Premium MOBO.
It doesn't affect things, but is an annoyance really.
Any thoughts on what this can be and how to remove it?
johndrew, I am happy with prioritising input devices (if you mean boot priority - e.g. Floppy, CD, HDD), but I cannot work out why a B: drive has appeared when I don't have one!
Just a niggley little thing, but with a clean intalls, I like to think at some point during the install I know everything is exactly as it should be - never lasts long tho ;-) Doing a system restore already - trying to find the bugger that is causing a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION when booting.... Anyway, I digress....
FYI - after rolling back a bit, the B: has gone. I'll pickup installing an post whatever I find to be causing it/both.
A boot from CD (XP disk) and a Repair XP will probably achieve the result you want without having to go through a completely reinstall; your applications, programs, configuration etc should be retained.
for details and to save me typing it all out...:-)