Drive letter for USB Stick



Optimo
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
I'm using Windows XP Prof.
When I connect a USB stick in any of the 4 ports, the system recognizes the
new hardware. I don't get any error messages but windows doesn't assign any
drive letter to it. So I can't use the USB stick.

Following drive letters ar already assigned:
A: floppy
C: D: E: F: partitions on the HD
G: CD-RW
H: J: K: L: M: P: S: T: U: V: network connections
Following drive leetters are still free:
B:
I: N: O: Q: R: W: X:

What could be the cause of this?
On other PC There is no problem with the USB Stick: a drive letter is
assigned and the USB stick is read and writable.


RW

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
"Optimo" <Optimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2D29C3CE-CE55-4E7C-9EA6-28285D91FE41@microsoft.com...
> I'm using Windows XP Prof.
> When I connect a USB stick in any of the 4 ports, the system recognizes
the
> new hardware. I don't get any error messages but windows doesn't assign
any
> drive letter to it. So I can't use the USB stick.
>
> Following drive letters ar already assigned:
> A: floppy
> C: D: E: F: partitions on the HD
> G: CD-RW
> H: J: K: L: M: P: S: T: U: V: network connections
> Following drive leetters are still free:
> B:
> I: N: O: Q: R: W: X:
>
> What could be the cause of this?
> On other PC There is no problem with the USB Stick: a drive letter is
> assigned and the USB stick is read and writable.
>
>
> RW
>

I would try this:

- Run regedit.exe
- Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
- Delete all values \DosDevices\I: (i.e. those referring to free letters)
- Reboot

I don't know if this will help but it certainly won't do any harm.

David Vair
07-10-2005, 01:56 AM
Go to Computer Management and select Disk Management, find the USB drive and select assign a letter.
it is probably trying to take one assigned to network drive so thats why its not shown.
--
Dave Vair
CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
Computer Education Services Corp. (CESC)

"Optimo" <Optimo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2D29C3CE-CE55-4E7C-9EA6-28285D91FE41@microsoft.com...
> I'm using Windows XP Prof.
> When I connect a USB stick in any of the 4 ports, the system recognizes the
> new hardware. I don't get any error messages but windows doesn't assign any
> drive letter to it. So I can't use the USB stick.
>
> Following drive letters ar already assigned:
> A: floppy
> C: D: E: F: partitions on the HD
> G: CD-RW
> H: J: K: L: M: P: S: T: U: V: network connections
> Following drive leetters are still free:
> B:
> I: N: O: Q: R: W: X:
>
> What could be the cause of this?
> On other PC There is no problem with the USB Stick: a drive letter is
> assigned and the USB stick is read and writable.
>
>
> RW
>


Drive letter for USB Stick