usb drives ghosted or echo'd, how odd can it be.?


dbcooper

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windows 11
3 new laptops LG (posting for a friend only) from Costco, (just this week) 100% new, and nothing ever done to them at all ,clean. (as sold by LG)
all 3 fail the same way (well a visual nuisance sure) not me him, I'd run Ubuntu .
w11 and today current Microsoft full updates (done and happy)
the problem is called echo or ghosted drives
If we insert any of 10 usb memories in any of the 2 usb slots
we get D: D: drives. 2 drives for 1, and both
Disk manager shows 1 drive only. so is only windows explorer messing up.
my guess wild is (untouched by me , just a phone call to me)
one drive is doing that
or VFD is installed by VFD
or cloud features turned on , causing Echo D: drives.
or? USB is hub hardware and the hub does that and no cure? ouch if true.

what do the w11 experts think.? (I have no w11 here to prove my theories)
the friend will not hack the registry,. gee its under warranty and the makers called 3 times, have no clue/cure at all, and said "do an exchange" so did that 3 times and 3 fail.
thanks for any clues at all.
PS1:
if we put in 2 USB drives
we get
D: D:
E: E:
D data is D on both
and E is E, not E to D mix.
we even erased a new stick formatted it clean to NTFS and still fails.

new USB drives (flash sticKs) used top brand SANDISK 3GB up.
and used too sticks, all fail the same way regardless of format Fat32, or NTFS
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    intel core EVO, 5.3GHz. I7 gen 12. ? i7-1260P (12 core
    Motherboard
    gram
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    we are 100% ignorant of how ONE DRIVE works MS> and I personally avoid it a
    and I have huge online web space and domains. I dont need no stinkn cloud.
    Antivirus
    MS
    Other Info
    I am helping my ex boss retired(both of us) to fix his wild W11 new laptop from costco (LG GRAM) (3 PCs failed drug home)
    (?)double disk drive bug , 1 usb stick new shows as D: and D:
    add 2nd stick get E: and E:
    the pairs each show matching file. but not D to E:
    must bea bug,
    or One drive
    or VFD problems.
    or the silly laptop is a HUB format on the 2 ports. (has only 2 USB ports)
    unknown , this is 3rd LG GRAM from Costco all 3 do it.
    and many USB memory sticks to that.
    new or used, even erased and set as NTFS. formatted.
Hello mate, :alien:

If you mean removable drives show up twice in the navigation pane of File Explorer, then you can disable that using the method in the tutorial below.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
sorry my client flat refuses to do registry hacks as seen 1000 time using google on topic.
so MS thinks it is a feature. we can only guess.
the reg patch will not stop me,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    intel core EVO, 5.3GHz. I7 gen 12. ? i7-1260P (12 core
    Motherboard
    gram
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    we are 100% ignorant of how ONE DRIVE works MS> and I personally avoid it a
    and I have huge online web space and domains. I dont need no stinkn cloud.
    Antivirus
    MS
    Other Info
    I am helping my ex boss retired(both of us) to fix his wild W11 new laptop from costco (LG GRAM) (3 PCs failed drug home)
    (?)double disk drive bug , 1 usb stick new shows as D: and D:
    add 2nd stick get E: and E:
    the pairs each show matching file. but not D to E:
    must bea bug,
    or One drive
    or VFD problems.
    or the silly laptop is a HUB format on the 2 ports. (has only 2 USB ports)
    unknown , this is 3rd LG GRAM from Costco all 3 do it.
    and many USB memory sticks to that.
    new or used, even erased and set as NTFS. formatted.
Yeah, it's a default feature. This way when you connect a removable drive, it shows up as a separate group in the navigation pane for faster access. Of course this is in addition to it normally showing up under the "This PC" group in the navigation pane making it look like a duplicate.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
thanks ! for the answer, really helpful.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LG Gram
    CPU
    intel core EVO, 5.3GHz. I7 gen 12. ? i7-1260P (12 core
    Motherboard
    gram
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    we are 100% ignorant of how ONE DRIVE works MS> and I personally avoid it a
    and I have huge online web space and domains. I dont need no stinkn cloud.
    Antivirus
    MS
    Other Info
    I am helping my ex boss retired(both of us) to fix his wild W11 new laptop from costco (LG GRAM) (3 PCs failed drug home)
    (?)double disk drive bug , 1 usb stick new shows as D: and D:
    add 2nd stick get E: and E:
    the pairs each show matching file. but not D to E:
    must bea bug,
    or One drive
    or VFD problems.
    or the silly laptop is a HUB format on the 2 ports. (has only 2 USB ports)
    unknown , this is 3rd LG GRAM from Costco all 3 do it.
    and many USB memory sticks to that.
    new or used, even erased and set as NTFS. formatted.
:shawn:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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