Drive Letter Question



Sally
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
I have a question about Drive letters.
This is in regards to using a digital camera, a printer with a card slot,
and a USB Flash Drive.
Does XP assign the Drive letter for these devices each time a device is
plugged in? If that is the case , they could be different each time they
are connected, depending on what other devices are already connected. Is
this the correct way XP handles USB devices?
I had to do a Camera Wizard repair ( autostart) after using the Flash
Drive, and I wonder if this has anything to do with the Drive letter
allocations.

Thanks.

Paul Ballou
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
The drive letter changes if you have additional drives connected. As an
example I use a zip drive which was initially letter F but this was changed
when I had an external HDD connected then connected the zip drive the letter
was change to G since the HDD was now F. Your printer card slot should
maintain its drive letter as long as it connected and on.

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"Sally" <strongsally@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a question about Drive letters.
> This is in regards to using a digital camera, a printer with a card slot,
> and a USB Flash Drive.
> Does XP assign the Drive letter for these devices each time a device is
> plugged in? If that is the case , they could be different each time they
> are connected, depending on what other devices are already connected. Is
> this the correct way XP handles USB devices?
> I had to do a Camera Wizard repair ( autostart) after using the Flash
> Drive, and I wonder if this has anything to do with the Drive letter
> allocations.
>
> Thanks.
>

Sally
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Thank you Paul...just the info. I needed.

Paul Ballou
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
You're Welcome

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Control the things you can and Don't Worry about the things you can't
control.

"Sally" <strongsally@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you Paul...just the info. I needed.
>


Drive Letter Question