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SQL Server 2005 SP3 install issue

So I got this message:

MSP Error: 28017  SQL Server Setup cannot write to removable media. To continue, specify a directory on a hard disk attached to the computer where SQL Server will be installed.

And I'm installing to locally attached storage.  After about 20 minutes of cursing, rebooting, and cursing some more, I went to My Computer and disconnected all my network drives.  My logon script helpfully maps network drives, I'd forgotten about them since mapping drives sucks and I don't ever use them (UNC paths for life!).  So I unmapped them and suddenly it worked.

Stupid bug, bad error message, and stupid logon script.