Don't you hate it when your computer decides to be uncooperative? You
can fix it, though, with a minimum of fuss. What you need is a nifty
little utility called TweakUI, which is part of the Microsoft Power
You don't say which version of Windows you're running, so I'll include
links for the Win 95/98/ME set, as well as the XP set:
Microsoft Power Toys for Win95/98/ME
Microsoft Power Toys for WinXP
How you go about installing them depends largely on your OS. DO NOT
try to install the XP toys on your ME system, or the 95/98/ME toys on
your XP system. You'll hurt things, and It Won't Be Pretty.
Create a folder called "Power Toys" on your computer. (I like to keep
mine in C:\ ). Download the file to that folder.
If you're using 95/98/ME, you have to download the entire set, then
extract the files into the Power Toys folder. If you're using XP, you
need only download the TweakUI file.
In the Power Toys folder, find the TWEAKUI.INF file. Right click on
it, select install, and if it tells you it can't find a particular
file, browse to the Power Toys folder to locate it.
Double click TWEAKUI.EXE. It installs itself.
All done? Good. Open up your Control Panel, and find the TweakUI
icon. Double click it. Select the "My Computer" tab. To prevent any
drive from being displayed in "My Computer", just uncheck the relevant
box. Click Apply, then OK, and you're all done. Restart Windows, and
that Z:\ drive will no longer show up to bedevil you.
Hope this helps!
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