A. There is a known issue in Windows 2000 that non-administrators have problems with removable disks.

A workaround is as follows:

  1. Log on to the computer using a local administrator account or an account that has administrator privileges.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type mmc.exe, and then click OK.
  3. In Microsoft Management Console (MMC), click Add/Remove Snap-in on the Console menu.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Group Policy, and then click Add.
  6. Verify that Local Computer is in the Group Policy Object box, and then click Finish.
  7. Click Close, and then click OK.
  8. Under Local Computer Policy, browse to the following branch: 
    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options 
  9. Right-click the 'Allowed to eject removable NTFS media' policy, and then click Security.
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  10. In the Local policy setting box, click the group you want, and then click OK. Your choices are:
    Administrators - Only administrators can eject removable media.
    Administrators and Power Users - Administrators and Power users can eject removable media.
    Administrators and Interactive Users - Administrators and Interactive (Standard users) can eject removable media.
  11. Quit MMC, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER: 
    secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy