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(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you try to access an NTFS file system on a Melco (Buffalo) USB 2.0 hard disk drive on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)-based computer, the following behavior occurs:
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To work around this behavior, disconnect the hard disk drive and then add the
UserWriteCacheSettingDWORD value to the following registry key:
Note In this registry key, HardDiskDrive is a placeholder for the name of the hard disk drive. Also, SerialNumber is a placeholder for the serial number of the hard disk drive.
To add the
UserWriteCacheSettingDWORD value, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Melco (Buffalo) USB 2.0 hard disk drive, visit the following Melco (Buffalo) Web site: