Did you happen to plug in a digital camera to the USB port and download some photos to your computer? The total file size sounds like a 32 MB memory card. My card reader on my all-in-one printer shows up as drive F in the My Computer window.
Mary: I refreshed in my computer. nothing changed. the local disk drive is still the same.
was there a step that I missed. I went to Windows>clicked the view tab> then refresh. was that it? is so, then my reply stays that nothing changed.
ravik521 : i did not reload my machine. though, i dont know what that means, i will assume I havent done it. If it means to do a clean install... no havent done anything major like that.
RoadiJeff ; As per my original post, something probably happened when he plugged in his thumb drive. but, it seems like it didnt completely 'eject' from what you said in your reply. I
I use my camera often to download pictures to my pc. never had this happen where a new FAT system drive appears and stays. I have never inserted a memory disk either (thumb drive)- nor have i inserted the Mem. cards. only my printer has that opening.
I appreciate all of your ideas. Anything else I can try??. what would happen if I were to delted this local disk F? Or as I said, can I move them somewhere else, restart the pc, and see if it comes back?
PS> all I have plugged into my pc at the moment is ,by USB, is my printer. Thanks