A. There is a known issue in Windows 2000 that non-administrators have problems with removable disks.
A workaround is as follows:
- Log on to the computer using a local administrator account or an account that has administrator privileges.
- Click Start, click Run, type mmc.exe, and then click OK.
- In Microsoft Management Console (MMC), click Add/Remove Snap-in on the Console menu.
- Click Add.
- Click Group Policy, and then click Add.
- Verify that Local Computer is in the Group Policy Object box, and then click Finish.
- Click Close, and then click OK.
- Under Local Computer Policy, browse to the following branch:
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options
- Right-click the 'Allowed to eject removable NTFS media' policy, and then click Security.
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- 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.
- Quit MMC, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy