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"Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1" error when starting a program

By Dhakos
Mar 24, 2011
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  1. When I go to open a program I've recently installed, half way through loading I'll get an error message reading:

    The drive is not ready for use; its door may be open. Please check drive A: and make sure that a disk is inserted and that the drive door is closed." Cancel, Try Again, and Continue, to which I press continue to.

    Then I get "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1" with Cancel, Try Again, and Continue, to which I press Continue to and another appears but with \Harddisk2\DR2 and so on. After pressing continue to 1 2 3 and 4, the program continues to load fine.

    After doing some google searching I see suggestions about renaming the troublesome drive something other than C (apparently this error happens when 2 drives are called C) but there is no drives involved? its just a program, so theres nothing to change, does anyone have any ideas as to why these errors appear? :S

    Many Thanks
     
  2. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 432

    What program? Are you sure you're on Windows?
     
  3. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    I'm running Vista, and I know my friend who is also running vista runs the program no problem, its an audio recording program. I know this error isnt specific to the program though, because other cases have been with many other things, so hopefully its a generic windows error that has a work around? these errors are quite annoying on startup :(
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    This is a longshot but since drive A is a floppy drive and since you probably don't have one installed, go into the BIOS and see if you can disable the floppy drive A.
     
  6. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Aha, well, hardware disabling drive A (which I dont know why I had, I dont have a floppy drive) got rid of the first error, now I only have the 4 harddisk ones, going to try that cleanup usb drivers thing now, fingers crossed :)
     
  7. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    :( unfortunately that drivercleaup didnt help, so I still need to find out how to get rid of the 4 "Please insert disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1" errors
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Any chance you have a multiple SD card reader attached to your computer?

    Have you looked at the lower pane in Disk Management to see what it lists or any clues for the different Disk #'s?
     
  9. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    I do have a multiple card reader drive yeah, and I have looked at Disk Management, but not been too sure what I'm looking for, My main HD (C:\) and my disk drive (D:\) are the only ones with storage, and F through to H are drives from my card reader with nothing in them.
     
  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    If only out of curiosity, shut down computer. Disconnect the card reader then reboot. Any change in those messages?

    /* EDIT */
    I'm assuming its a usb card reader easy to disconnect? or is internal reader?
     
  11. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    I do have a multiple card reader drive yeah, and I have looked at Disk Management, but not been too sure what I'm looking for, My main HD (C:\) and my disk drive (D:\) are the only ones with storage, and F through to H are drives from my card reader with nothing in them.

    But with regards to that storage device driver cleaning, I've just restarted my computer and now the errors have gone away completely! :)

    Thanks everyone for all the help :)
     
     
  12. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Thanks for the update (and feedback!) Based on your info, I just added a final "Reboot" step to the storage device driver cleaning Guide steps!

    Thanks for the feeback :)
     
  13. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    Ah, glad I could help :)
    I just hope the problem won't arise again when I start using that card reader at some point :p
     
  14. sahilchamp

    sahilchamp TS Rookie

    Getting same Error on My Dell Inspiron 4010

    Please help me.

    I am getting the similar error \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 on running any program.

    I have Win 7installed on my laptop.
     
  15. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    The fix mentioned earlier on in the thread stops the errors coming up nicely, but when I use a memory stick again, they appear again, so I have to reclean : / (I'm running vista)

    This doesnt happen on my laptop running vista or my brothers desktop running XP
     
  16. sahilchamp

    sahilchamp TS Rookie

    I could not understand the phrase you have mentioned "I have to reclean"?? What reclean you refer too.. Can u possibly provide the resolution for Win 7 installed on my Dell Laptop.
     
  17. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 109

    I mean I have to run the driver clean program again, after I use any storage device, then restart if I want the error messages to not pop up again
     


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