FIX: A mount operation fails unexpectedly when you have the January 2011 Windows Embedded CE 6.0 monthly update installed on the development environment

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have the January 2011¬†Windows Embedded CE 6.0 monthly update installed on the development environment.

  • You build and then run an operating system image on the device.

  • You disable the AutoMount feature.

  • You insert an external storage drive to the device and then try to mount the volume in the Storage Manager add-in.

In this scenario, the mount operation fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Unable to mount partition

Cause

This problem occurs because of an issue in the MountPartition function.

Resolution

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update May 2011. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the product version, date, Microsoft Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is as follows:

Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor typeFor example: Wincepb60-110128-kb2492159-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in Knowledge Base article 2492159 and that is contained in the January 2011 monthly update.

To resolve this problem immediately, download this Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update from one of the following Microsoft websites:

Windows Embedded

Download Windows Embedded CE 6.0Microsoft Download Center

Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Installer files

File name

File size

Date

Time

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-mipsiv.msi

1,553,920

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-mipsiv_fp.msi

1,553,920

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-sh4.msi

1,509,376

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-x86.msi

1,413,632

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-armv4i.msi

1,556,480

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-mipsii.msi

1,544,704

27-May-2011

19:32

Wincepb60-110527-kb2546437-mipsii_fp.msi

1,545,216

27-May-2011

19:32

Files that are included in this update package

File name

File size

Date

Time

Path

Windows embedded ce 6.0_update_kb2546437.htm

7,849

27-May-2011

17:57

110527_kb2546437

Partition.hpp

18,477

16-May-2011

14:42

Private\Winceos\Coreos\Storage\Fsdmgr

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,524,916

16-May-2011

14:40

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,238,882

16-May-2011

14:40

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Armv4i\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,499,730

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,247,040

16-May-2011

14:40

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,500,034

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,247,464

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsii_fp\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,522,962

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,264,390

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,523,266

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,264,810

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Mipsiv_fp\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,345,862

16-May-2011

14:42

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,137,834

16-May-2011

14:41

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\Sh4\Retail

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,270,438

16-May-2011

14:40

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\X86\Debug

Fsdmgr_lib.lib

1,069,486

16-May-2011

14:40

Public\Common\Oak\Lib\X86\Retail

References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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