I have an IP6000D printer which I love and have no intention of changing. Only problem is the front USB port has never worked (don't really care if it does or not) but after I changed hard drives Disk Management wants me to "Initialize The Disk" before it can be used. This is new, and it gives me 2 options, MBR or GPT. It's not a disk anyway but choosing either option gives me a reply that the device is not ready. Is there a way to get rid of this? The port has always shown up in Windows Explorer as a drive but wasn't accessible. Any suggestions to get rid of this message (or port)?
I am not specifically familiar with the IP6000D. Its a Canon Europe printer. Its also not supported under W10 per Canon's Support Portal.
What I can tell you is this. Windows appears to think that port on the printer is a storage device. This is why it appears in Windows Explorer and also why Disk Management is asking you to initialize it. Windows wants to assign a drive letter to it, so that it can mount it as a disk for reading. In this case from the memory card in a camera.
Being unfamiliar with it, I don't know if this was part of its installation, of if you, maybe at one time connected something to it and mapped it as a drive?
What happens if you right-click on the icon in explorer and select disconnect or remove?
FYI, the printer is at least 12 yrs old. I'm sure you are aware of this.