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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:
You cannot access the hard disk drive or the My Computer folder if you connect the hard disk drive after you start the computer.
The system stops responding if you connect the hard disk drive before you start the computer.
Note If the hard disk drive does not have an NTFS partition, this behavior does not occur.
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
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