I have a set of CD's which is a spanned rar archive. When they were burned the DISKS were apparently were all given the same numeric name (030520_2015). When I place the first volume in the drive it reads is fine as containing the file archive01.rar. When I insert the second disk it does not recognize it as a new disk it still shows archive01.rar as the contents of disk2 and any other disk from this set I insert. (Refresh or F5 do not cause it to refresh) This does not happen when the disks have different disk names.
I have found that by inserting a completely different disk ejecting it and then inserting disk 2 the contents display correctly as archive02.rar
I have also discovered that by ejecting the disk closing the drive and then ejecting the empty drive and then inserting disk2 also will cause it to correctly read the disk. BUT... only if i use eject from the explorer menu. Pressing the eject button on the dive itself and doing the above results in it still incorrectly reading the disk contents.
And this is occurring on both my cd-rw drive and the DVD drive on my windows XP computer with all current service packs and critical updates applied. I can duplicate this on two other XP computer I have as well, but not on a windows 2k advanced server.
What is going on here? It there some sort of XP windows explorer caching happening?