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#1 denip



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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:17 AM


sometimes i hibernate my pc to continue working on things the next day, without
having to open everything again. after wake up from hibernation uniserver
reports "the disk w is busy. use start.bat [disk letter]"
stop.bat doesnt help.

i understand, that i can change w to something else in start.bat, but
would there be an other way of free up the drive letter w
under windows 2000/xp?

i guess its a windows specific problem, but maybe somebody could help -
had no luck with google so far.

#2 denip



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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:32 AM

ok, problem solved - i found this post in google groups:

Use SUBST, which is equivalent to ASSIGN, except you can assign a
drive letter to a specific directory or sub-directory on the hard
drive. The directory can then be accessed through the drive letter.
The assignment can easily be removed with SUBST /D.

Type HELP SUBST at the DOS command prompt for more info.

so in the cmd window i typed:

subst w: /d

sorry for posting kind of for myself... :)

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:36 AM

No problem :D It helps other people... :)

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