1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows7 and 10
       06 Sep 2015 #1

    E:\ The directory name is invalid


    I am running Windows 10. I had a USB stick in the computer. After an update-restart, I ejected the USB drive, and now my computer is slow after idling and there was a nagging message that asserts itself. First it was something about what do you want me with removable drive E.

    I finally clicked on that message, now i get the message "E:\ the directory name is invalid" Now that pops up before I do any clicking on anything.

    I'm not sure if I inadvertantly indexed the E drive, or if its just that the E drive must be there.

    It slows my computer anytime it has been idle for 10 minutes or so.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows7 and 10
       06 Sep 2015 #2

    Sorry, I found indexing, E was not checked, but I checked and unchecked it, and that seems to have finally fixed it. I guess trying to figure out what information to give finally led me to find out how to index a file. E is still showing up in the index options, but I have not gotten the nagging messages that have been bothering me for weeks.

    Sorry
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows7 and 10
       07 Sep 2015 #3

    I thought my issue was solved, as I didn't get the message again during the whole time I was on, however I just woke my system up and I'm getting that message again with nearly every click.

    I found there is a portable E device in devices, so I uninstalled it, but it also keeps coming back when I reboot.
    Last edited by vickyg; 07 Sep 2015 at 09:43.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows7 and 10
       11 Sep 2015 #4

    It turns out this was a driver issue. I didn't realize this computer had an SD drive and it was the SD drive driver that was the wrong version. Upon researching this SD drive issue, I accidentally turned up a post on ReadyBoost. I through in an old SD card and turned on ReadyBoost, and improved my boot and program launch speeds by 60%. How had I never heard of this. ReadyBoost has been part of Windows since Vista.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2016 #5

    Combo socket - G:\ The directory name is invalid.


    vickyg said: View Post
    It turns out this was a driver issue. I didn't realize this computer had an SD drive and it was the SD drive driver that was the wrong version. Upon researching this SD drive issue, I accidentally turned up a post on ReadyBoost. I through in an old SD card and turned on ReadyBoost, and improved my boot and program launch speeds by 60%. How had I never heard of this. ReadyBoost has been part of Windows since Vista.
    Vickyg: I have the same problem. Can you give me instructions on how to get rid of this annoying message? I used to have Windows Vista and have Windows 10 now. A message kept popping up about a combo socket and I don't know what I clicked but since then I get this dialog box saying Combo socket - G:\ The directory name is invalid. It pops up every 10 seconds! Thank you.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Sydney
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       30 Oct 2016 #6

    Little late coming into the conversation....but just letting anyone know who's having this problem.

    We solve this for customers every day at the minute, 9 times out of 10, just uninstall the drive under device manager, scan for hardware changes to have the drive automatically reinstalled, audio cd's will play again no problem.
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