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W2K RamDisk Problem

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Hi,
   Wanted to try the MS W2K RamDisk demo found here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q257405

   Seemed to install ok as Device Manager lists it as "Sample" and says its working properly. But I don't see a drive letter in Explorer.
   Anyone get this program to operate?

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It works just fine and defaults to drive "Z". Did you perform all of the steps and make all of the REG changes?
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Whoops, I assumed the reg changes were done during install.
Its a moot point now as I need more than a 33MB ramdisk and will probably go with cenateks RamDiskNT.
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Thanks for the reply, found out after posting the question the MS 'sample' only goes up to 33mb.
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Okay Thunder!
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A "C" grade is inappropriate don't you think?!?!

This won't get you too much help in the future my friend.
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Bummer Dennis. thunder44 it isn't dew_associates fault that you want more then 33mb and his comment informed you on what you need to do for your original question. So why the C grade?

Still haven't figured out why people still want to use a Ramdisk. This is really outdated technology. Oh well old habits die hard. :>)
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shekerra,

Thank you for explaining it so succinctly.

Grade changed.

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Thanks NM!
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