second user cannot access a drive

  inapot69 11:54 08 Jun 2003
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i have evesham system .xp.pro..g-force 2 pro graphics
512mb ddr ram
all of a sudden my wife cannot access "a" drive
it gives me an error message.
i have made her an administrator on the user details..but still nothing...
she used to be able to do it before because she has saved some of her revision onto disc before
she is training to be a nurse
any ideas.

  jazzypop 13:02 08 Jun 2003

What is the error message that she is given?

  inapot69 13:30 08 Jun 2003

the message is A:\ is not accessible
access is denied

  jazzypop 13:45 08 Jun 2003

It may be as a result of Fast User Switching - if you switch user to her account, after having accessed the floppy on your account, the floppy drive will still be 'locked'.

To test for this, reboot and log straight into her account and try to access the floppy.

If this is the case, either log out of your account (instead of using 'switch user'), or make sure you have removed all traces of floppy access from your account (e.g. a 'my recent documents' entry that points to a file that is on a floppy disk).

See click here for a clearer explanation :)

  inapot69 17:11 08 Jun 2003

that seems to be the trouble thank you.
very much#
and my wife thanx u 2

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