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Windows 7: \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 Error

26 Apr 2012   #1

7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
\Device\Harddisk3\DR3 Error

there is no Disk in the Drive. Please insert a disk into the drive \Device\Harddisk3\DR3.


this is a new Dell 560 PC straight out of the box except for xray viewing software downloaded from site

We installed a new PC and hooked it up to the network. X-ray viewing software was downloaded and installed. When we launch the application we get this error window.

This software also has the capabilities to burn a patients x-ray to CD. When the CD is opened on another PC this error will sometimes follow. I have tried it on other Windows 7 Pro units and about half will flash the same error message.

We have been back to the software designers, they say it is a Windows issue.

I tried to diable speedboost, but do not have the tab available.
one post said to put the DVD burner on it own power cable from the PSU--it was already.

Any help is appreciated




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27 Apr 2012   #2

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That error is usually associated with an external USB connected device.

To determine what device is the problem one, open Disk Management and look to see what the 3rd hard disk is. The Disks are listed as Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2. Disk 2 is the 3rd Disk and the source of the error.

Let us know what it is and maybe that will give a clue to a cause.
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27 Apr 2012   #3

7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
3rd Disk

Disk 0 is the hard drive 1TB 3 patitions (OEM partition, recovery, and C: at 913.66GB)

Disk 1, 2, 3, and 4 (E, F, G, H) all state Removable no Media

This sytem only has the one hardrive and DVD drive installed, one in Sata 0 and the other in Sata 3. i have tried different Sata ports with no help.

thanx so much
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27 Apr 2012   #4

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See if you can determine which device is being seen as Disk 3 by the system.

My guess is that it is a printer with a card reader that is seen as a disk drive.
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08 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
That error is usually associated with an external USB connected device.

To determine what device is the problem one, open Disk Management and look to see what the 3rd hard disk is. The Disks are listed as Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2. Disk 2 is the 3rd Disk and the source of the error...
The 2nd sentence above is not correct based on my recent experience with Windows 7. I just had an issue with \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 and I figured out it was actually the 4th disk in the Disk Management list, which was labeled "Disk 3" (Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, Disk 3). There is also a program, dd, which will list the Windows block devices for you if you use "dd --list" at the command line.
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09 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willus View Post
[..... I just had an issue with \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 and I figured out it was actually the 4th disk in the Disk Management list, which was labeled "Disk 3" (Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, Disk 3). There is also a program, dd, which will list the Windows block devices for you if you use "dd --list" at the command line.
This is more than a year old thread, that was left hanging by the OP who never returned.

Can you please elaborate how exactly you resolved the issue?

How does listing the devices with dd help resolve the issue, if it all it did??
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09 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willus View Post
[..... I just had an issue with \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 and I figured out it was actually the 4th disk in the Disk Management list, which was labeled "Disk 3" (Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2, Disk 3). There is also a program, dd, which will list the Windows block devices for you if you use "dd --list" at the command line.
This is more than a year old thread, that was left hanging by the OP who never returned.

Can you please elaborate how exactly you resolved the issue?

How does listing the devices with dd help resolve the issue, if it all it did??
Yes, I understand it is an old thread, but it did come up in a google search of "\Device\Harddisk3\DR3", which I did in order to try and figure out which device / drive letter it was. In my case, this device turned out to be a flash card reader that was empty, but the drive letter that was assigned to that that drive (which I was trying to figure out since Windows wouldn't directly tell me(!)) was in my command path, so I was getting the same error as at the top of this thread every time I typed in a command ("There is no disk in the drive..."). I resolved my particular problem (not the same problem as in this thread) by changing the drive letter of that device in the Disk Management software (since I was not able to change my path). My intent here wasn't so much to answer the exact problem in this thread but instead to correct some misinformation for the next person who does the same search.

Since Windows uses "\Device\Harddisk#\DR#" in its event logs for disk errors (and for other disk diagnostics, as evidenced by this thread) and most people don't know what that means or what disk it refers to (it is one of the poorer diagnostic messages in Windows, IMHO), I wanted to point people to "dd --list" as a useful tool for figuring it out.
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09 Aug 2013   #8

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Was it an external USB Flash card reader?
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09 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Was it an external USB Flash card reader?
Yes--built into my Dell monitor.
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09 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am going to bombard you.

But that for tomorrow morning.
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