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  • Winamp No Disk \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 Error

    Hello Winamp Guru's!
    (my Pathetic plea for help is to get on your really good side! )

    Occasionally when I start winamp I get this nice little crit box that gives me the following message.
    "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1"
    Then I have 3 options.
    Cancel - Try Again - Continue.
    Pushing any of the three get the same job done.
    After clicking one the box with that pretty x pops back up and tells me the same. I can click this box seven million times and it doesn't go away! (reminds me of a famous windows error a few years ago) The only solution is to Softboot my computer (logging off or shutting down freezes up the system) No this doesn't happen ALL the time just the first time after a fresh install, and randomly after that.

    I am running windows 2000 and the NTFS file system all over my drive. I have a Soundblaster Live Platinum Soundcard and 128mb of RAM. My 27Gig hard drive has 24Gigs left. And my page file is set at 450mb.
    If you have any idea's Id love to hear em!
    I also get a skipping effect occasionally. Where the song skips forward or backward. I assume these problems are probably linked and have to do with some of my configurations.
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  • #2
    Error Resolved/Eliminated/Nutralized

    The error box header had winamp and windows name in it. It said Winamp Error:Windows Disk Fail, So That may add alittle confusion to ya.

    Now I'm not sure what actually CAUSED this error, however installing/reinstalling didn't help. Luckly (odd as it may sound) My Windows installation got screwed up. I had to reinstall windows. However I didn't upgrade this time I created a fresh install. And Winamp runs wonderfully Even after a total system freeze. (jeeze People reading this may think I beat the living crap outta this thing.)
    So In the end I'm happy!

    Thanx for Responding tho'.


    • #3
      I have a similar problem

      I have a similar problem, I'm sure its because of my card reader that I get that error message.
      I tried to remove plugins as suggested in the bugreport "Winamp won't let go of my card reader"
      That didnt help. I removed all "pmp"-plugins with explorer.
      I have read about similar problems for Quicktime, that problem was fixed by editing the windows registry.
      I don't know how to do with Winamp. It's very annoying because I have to use another media player if I want to edit files on my memory card, Winamp shows that error message as soon as I plug in the card reader.
      I have version 5.572 of winamp and am running windows xp.


      • #4
        i've seen it happen on loading a few times (but not consistently) and it has been reported as well though i've not been able to track down the cause of the issue.

        can you upload a copy of your plug-ins list please ( and i'll have to see if i can get a similar setup to figure out the cause of the issue (is usually a simple OS api call to disable such things but just have to work out where/why it happens in-order to know where to place the fix).

        WACUP Project <‖> "Winamp Ramblings" - Indie Winamp Dev Blog


        • #5
          I uploaded a list of my plugins and an image of the error. I don't have to play any file. As soon as a I connect the card reader the error appears. I wonder if winamp automatically searches for files to load. I don't have card in all the slots on the card reader so all slots can't be read.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            i _may_ have found the cause of raggerund's (and others though the original posters issue is something else) - i've at least resolved the issue via the config dialog when scrolling through the drives listed (would throw an error for the usb device on my connected printer).

            WACUP Project <‖> "Winamp Ramblings" - Indie Winamp Dev Blog


            • #7
              I have the same problem: There is no disk in drive.
              Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk4\DR72

              The numbers shown as '4' and '72' change frfom time to time.

              It seems to be associated with the visualizer, which freezes until I click 'Ignore' exactly 8 times. Then it goes away for about 5 to 10 minutes and back again. Sound is not affected.

              Really annoying.


              • #8
                the issue shouldn't have anything to do with a visualisation and it will freeze until you click on the message shown as it's blocking the skin (i'm going to assume it's a modern style skin you're using) from getting the visualisation data from the Winamp core.

                as long as nothing goes wrong, the issue should be resolved for the next client release (no eta on when that'll be).

                WACUP Project <‖> "Winamp Ramblings" - Indie Winamp Dev Blog