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jeffmcnamee
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« on: February 02, 2005, 09:36:01 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows XP Home Edition
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Problem Hardware Make & Model: All drives except hard drive
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I recently rebooted my system for a spyware problem.  Upon rebooting, my drives are now all mixed up.  The order used to go like this:

a: 3.5" floppy drive
b: (empty)
c: hard drive
d: DVD writer
e: CD writer
f: (empty)
g: USB port
h: USB port

The order now goes like this:

a: 3.5" floppy drive
b: (empty)
c: hard drive
d: CD writer
e: USB port/card slot (not sure) on HP printer
f: DVD writer
g: USB port
h: (empty) - both USB ports in the front are designated "g:" if I plug in media into only one of them.  In other words, it doesn't matter which one gets the media.  That one becomes "g:".  

I don't get it.  How do I fix this?  Thanks much...

Jeff




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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2005, 11:32:36 PM »

You should be able to take care of this through Disk Management:
Plug your USB device into the USB port that you want to show up as H:
Right-click My Computer and choose Manage.
Click on "Disk Management" under Storage.
Right click on the G: and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths.
Change it to H:
You should be able to change any of your drive letters to what you'd like in here (except the HDD partition with your Windows install).
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 02:05:26 AM »

This works only for the USB devices going into the front-panel ports.  I can't change the CD/DVD drives nor the weird e: drive on my HP Photosmart printer.  The G: and H: seem to be interchangeable.  The others are not.  I don't get it...and my ZIP still doesn't run.  Anyone else have any other ideas?
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