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external USB optical drive (read-writer) lists in
the Windows directory as what I defined for
naming my HP460.
Then when I also plug in the printer (while the
burner's 'online'), the printer was named
So while I've changed the printer's name back to HP460, the burner's name refuses to allow me to re-name it, now in the My Computer
window name column, the printer (HP460) is listed twice (once as a CD Drive and once as a removable device).
This issue is seen on both my system's (XP
SP3 and Vista Home Prem SP), but I think on
the Vista, yesterday I succeeded in properly
renaming these device, but today the snafu
This all seems to have begun about the same
time as when I experienced an issue with the
opening of Windows Movie Maker (it would
open briefly in the collections mode, with a
now defunct once used clip with it's thumbnail
displayed as a white blank and red "X".
That issue got out of hand when I simply
deleted the defunct clip's thumbnail that was
displayed in the collections pane and then
MSWMM seemed to freeze up.
Thereafter every time I tried opening MSWMM,
it would prompt that there was a problem and
needed to close. The only way I could find to
fix it was system restore (as even running sfc
So now the burner/printer naming issue is
getting me a bit concerned as something's
definitely a muck with things.
Odd that I'm able to change the printer's name
back to HP460, but disallowed name changing
I suppose uninstalling the printer's software on both machines might be something to try, but it seems pretty un-fathomable that both system's printer software got corrupted.
Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper