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[Gaim-gtk-bugs] [ gaim-gtk-bugs-1235977 ] storage medium error at startup

gtk-bugs item #1235977, was opened at 2005-07-11 07:15
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Category: win32(unknown)
Group: gtk bug #170948 (no disk error)
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 1
Private: No
Submitted By: Georg Dembowski (schoschi)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: storage medium error at startup

Initial Comment:
Everytime I start GAIM 1.4.0 (and earlier) german, I
get an message that gaim misses a storage medium
(message literally
"gaim.exe - kein Datentr�ger: Es befindet sich kein
Datentr�ger im Laufwerk. Legen Sie einen Datentr�ger in
Laufwerk \Device\Harddisk3\DR10 ein." Options "abord,
rety, continue"). After clicking "continue" GAIM works
as I expect it to work.

GAIM is installed on C: (which is present) and the
settings are located on E: (which is present), GAIM
starts (so it can access C:) and my settings are
remembered and stored (so E: works as well) - I've no
idea what GAIM tries to load from that missed medium.

I already de- and reinstalled GAIM and GTK, does not
help. I had a look in the registry and inis but didn't
find anything.

Maybe it's relevant to mention that I was changing the
harddisc volume lables some months ago, so D: became E:
and D: is used by a removable medium which is required
to be at D: due to a poorly coded application.

It's very nasty to have this message every time the
computer starts.


Comment By: Nick Simicich (brasshopper)
Date: 2005-09-24 01:27

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It turns out that the gtk bug is well known - for some reason,
gtk tries to read your I: disk.  If you have one of those
memory stick readers, it will be mapped as 4 different drive
letters under XP - check to see if this is your problem by
going into control panel.  Look at the entry for "Portable
Media Devices".  If you have one of those assigned to I:, that
is the problem.

It is simple to fix.  Open a command window (or bash or ksh).

run the



At the prompt (diskpart has internal prompts) type

list volume

Figure out which number is being assigned to i: and

select volume n

where n is the number of that volume.

assign letter=j

(or any other drive letter you want to change the device that
was at i: to.  It shuld be unused.)

Finally, chweck your work with

list volume

and then


There is a gui way to do this to - for a complete explanation,
use the windows help system, search for "drve letter" and
look for the article titled "Assign, change or remove a drive

Good luck, and completely offsite backup your windows
system before reinstalling - and then do this. :-)


Comment By: Georg Dembowski (schoschi)
Date: 2005-07-13 13:17

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Thanks fot the hint! I'll see what happens over the next
version(s) of GTK and close down the bug when it's working :)


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2005-07-12 11:53

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This is a GTK+ bug.  It has been fixed upstream, but a new
version of atk (one of the components of GTK+) has not been
released yet (when that happens, this bug will go away).

This is triggered by having (some sorts of) removable media
(e.g. memory card reader) mapped to your i: drive, you can
avoid it by not using the i: mapping.


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