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Windows 7: Drive not accessible


13 Mar 2010   #1

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Drive not accessible

I am running Windows XP Virtual Machine in Windows 7 Professional (64 bit). From time to time I get the error message "drive is not accessible" with the submessage "incorrect function" when I try to access one of the drives on the host operating system.

The problem occurs reliably when I run Microsoft Developer Studio 4.1 (Visual C++) and work with a project on a drive on the host (e.g. \\tsclient\c). After compiling and running the project, Developer Studio locks up and has to be stopped with the Task Manager. As soon as I exit Developer Studio, I can access the drive again.

The computer is a Lenovo W510 with an i7 820QM processor and 8 GB RAM>

I am very disappointed that the Virtual is so unstable. I have a number of older programs that I need to run on this computer for my business. Any suggestions?

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