insert Multi-Volume Disc Set

July 30, 2008 at 16:09:01
Specs: xp pro, 3gig 2gig ram

"Please insert Last of the Multi-Volume Disc Set and click OK to continue"

... Hi peeps, my first "question" post!

... pop-up appears when I do a "search" for "any" file(s) on usb2 stick 4GB:

... it never used to do that!

... I do'nt like to leave the stick plugged-in; but "did" just this once
while video editing, as the program was on the stick prior to install.

... trying another usb2 stick 2GB search does "NOT" produce the pop-up
(compressed files also on this stick)

... the pop-up caption refers to compressed folders.

... I do NOT have AGENT RANSACK or any program installed on this machine
that will search within compressed files.

... rather than wipe my stick I was hoping some kind person would produce
a magic solution. I could just ignore the pop-up which pops-off after
clicking cancel.

... I'm just baffled as to WHY? How? blah blah?

... Thx in advance (why did I leave the dam thing in?)

... Yo!

...............PS just tried it in another pc pop-up appears

wat do I know?
... got brain freeze

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July 30, 2008 at 16:20:09

Just a guess! Is there an 'incomplete' multi-volume set on the stick.

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July 30, 2008 at 16:27:24

MS says this.

You do have a way to view compressed files that are traditional .zip files. Not sure about drivespaced files.

Try to format the flash disk.

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July 30, 2008 at 16:32:54


... nah there used to be rar file series in the not so distant past that have been deleted.

... switching the stick onto different os sometimes reads a mismatch of files copied then deleted; but been sticking to XP as of late.

... thx for quick response.

wat do I know?
... got brain freeze

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July 30, 2008 at 16:38:48

... thx "jefro"

is this the link?:


... lol

... rather find cure

wat do I know?
... got brain freeze

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July 30, 2008 at 16:53:22

look for .exe and .com files on the the stick. Sounds like something is trying to autostart. Rename the exe or com files found to .exe.old or .com.old and the behaviour should stop.

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July 30, 2008 at 17:27:57

Windows XP will search with-in compressed files. IF you have used WinZip or a similar program to created spanned ZIP files, Windows will require all the related files to be present to search with-in them. There is probably a stray ZIP file or two which was part of a larger set... or at least Windows thinks there is. Try copying everything on the flash drive to a folder on your hard drive. Then search that folder. If you get the same message, there is a messed up ZIP file in there somewhere. IF you don't get the error message anymore, format the USB drive, and then copy everything from the folder on your computer back to the USB drive. That should fix it.

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July 30, 2008 at 18:26:11

Check THIS out to read M$ explanation for the error message (it's a problem with Windows itself). While it's written for Windows ME, I think the same workaround may also apply to XP.


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July 31, 2008 at 02:56:57

...Hurrah pip pipthx "RTAdams89" n "all"

... would of taken hours going through 3GB of files so
I copied the lot to folder, formated and recopied vid
apps first to stick "Hey Presto"!

... pop-up appeared! ha ha!

... it turned out to be a corrupt "zip" file.

... re-downloaded the video filter and the
file is toast. (written to them)

... found alternative from vdub.

... and I thought I'd unzipped all the filters!
(why did I keep the zip files?)

... anyway should of known better. I video edited then copied
the newly downloaded filters to my video apps folder on the stick.

... so problem solved, hope this thread helps some one.

... Jolly hockey sticks OK ya!

wat do I know?
... got brain freeze

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