"mounted" dvd and cd-rom drives on wrong letters



John O.
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
I bought a new machine with one hard drive (C:\), a dvd (D:\) and a cd-rom
(E:\).

Split the hard drive into two partitions. Expected the drives to now be HDD
(C:\ and D:\) with the dvd and cd being drive e and f respectively.

ended up with HDD on C, dvd on D cd on E and new hdd partition on F:\!

can't find how to reletter the dvd and cd so that my hdd parts are all
together. Found a key in the registry for mounted devices showing them as d
and e but haven't found a way to change that (other than manually editing
registry and since I don't know what else is affected I really don't want to
do that)

Where are the drive letters for these devices assigned and how do I change
them?

Test User
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
"John O." <JohnO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0A3F3F30-B90E-4AF6-8132-A71FC3C56C8D@microsoft.com...
> I bought a new machine with one hard drive (C:\), a dvd (D:\) and a cd-rom
> (E:\).
>
> Split the hard drive into two partitions. Expected the drives to now be
HDD
> (C:\ and D:\) with the dvd and cd being drive e and f respectively.
>
> ended up with HDD on C, dvd on D cd on E and new hdd partition on F:\!
>
> can't find how to reletter the dvd and cd so that my hdd parts are all
> together. Found a key in the registry for mounted devices showing them as
d
> and e but haven't found a way to change that (other than manually editing
> registry and since I don't know what else is affected I really don't want
to
> do that)
>
> Where are the drive letters for these devices assigned and how do I change
> them?

Right-click on My Computer and click on Manage. Under Storage, click on
Disk Management.

Right-click on the displayed drives and choose Change Drive Letter and
Paths.

You may need to insert disks into the drives, and you may need to shuffle
letters a bit to free up the ones you want.

HTH
-pk

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Control Panel, Adminstrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk
Management.
Select the drive you want to change, assign a new drive letter.
Best,
Treeman


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"mounted" dvd and cd-rom drives on wrong letters