We're setting up for Electronica/ESC West, and have been configuring/Ghosting the hands on labs PC's ready for tomorrows labs (or todays if you are reading this tomorrow - you get what I mean)...

So, for the Platform Builder Lab we open File Systems and Data Store, Storage Manager, FSDMGR Helper Functions, FSDAlloc.cpp - set a breakpoint in source and download the o/s image to the Windows CE .NET Emulator - strangely, none of the lab PC's showed the File Systems folder in the workspace, on closer inspection additional folders were also missing (fonts for example) - after much head scratching and having re-installed Windows and Windows CE .NET the problem remained - could this be a QFE causing a problem? - actually no, applying detective skills that would have put Sherlock Holmes to shame the culprit turned out to be the eTrust 7.0 Anti-Virus software - disabling eTrust and the folders magically appear again...

The workspace we're using in the lab is based on Internet Appliance, if you are using the same workspace configuration just check to make sure you have a File Systems and Data Store folder in your workspace, if not, check your anti-virus software...

More news from the show floor tomorrow...

- Mike