Drive leters changed

  Hitch-Hiker 12:45 16 Aug 03
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my two cd rom drives used to be dreives E & F now they are G & H how do I change these back.
#Win 98se2

  krypt1c 13:11 16 Aug 03

As they were E & F this suggests you had your HDD partioned as C & D, or have 2 unpartioned HDD.
Have you added more partitions ? Drive letters are assigned by Windows FDD then HDD then CD.

  Stuartli 13:14 16 Aug 03

Go to Device Manager>highlight your drives (in turn)>Properties>Settings tab>change the two letters listed to the one you want for each drive i.e. D and D, then E and E for the second drive.

  xania 14:38 16 Aug 03

Stuartli is only partially correct. The process will only work one way. If you are now using a new HD or have added a new partition, this will automatically move the letters for your CD players down. There's nothing you can do about this short of deleting your new partitions. I am regularly changing my partitions and have got round this problem by setting my CD drives to Y & Z respectively, and my zip-drive to X. Now, whatever you do, these letters are safely fixed.

  xania 14:38 16 Aug 03

Stuartli is only partially correct. The process will only work one way. If you are now using a new HD or have added a new partition, this will automatically move the letters for your CD players down. There's nothing you can do about this short of deleting your new partitions. I am regularly changing my partitions and have got round this problem by setting my CD drives to Y & Z respectively, and my zip-drive to X. Now, whatever you do, these letters are safely fixed.

  Stuartli 18:37 16 Aug 03

But Hitch-Hiker merely states that the letters have changed... At least krypt1c queries whether more partitions have been added.

This can happen when you use a bootup disk/reinstall Windows etc.

I recall the first time it happened to me some years ago - it was most puzzling at the time...:-)

  Hitch-Hiker 20:24 17 Aug 03

Thank you for all your help now resolved.

The error or change was in my config sys

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