Unable to set new drive letter (Daemon Tools and Vista)

Trying to set a new drive letter for your virual drive and this error shows up?

  1. Control Panel >> Device Manager
  2. The drive will be under other devices
  3. Right mouseclick on the drive >> Update driver software
  4. Point to C:\Windows\System32

And you driver for your virtual drive will install and now its possible to set new drive letter 😉

Viewing .chm file with a UNC path

If you have security patch 896358 installed or you have Windows 2003 SP1 it is possible that you cannot view .chm files on a remote share.

To fix it you should make a .reg file with the following content:


Run it and viola you should see your content again from a remote share.

Select All does not work in Vista

I discovered on unusual bug/feature in Vista.
Most of the times it is not possible to “select all” (CTRL+A, etc etc) the files or folders in some directories. Which makes copying a royal pain in the PEEP.

Some other symptoms are:

  • Select All option in Edit menu is disabled (greyed-out)
  • Mouse highlight over and drag does not work.

Of course I searched the internet looking for people that were having the same problem. There were some suggestions to do a Reset on the folders but that didn’t work for me.

Then I found someone that made a modification to the registry which works. 🙂

  1. Open Regedit
  2. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\
  3. Delete the Bags & BagMRU keys

Windows Explorer should be its normal self again.

Hope this helps.