Why does a USB drive take over when it is plugged in?

Question

On booting, my usb device uses drive letters d,e,f,g which resets my hard drive to h. One program I use needs to have the drive as d: Is there anyway to "fix" the drive letters of the USB to something and have the hard drive come up as d:?

Answer

This question was answered on April 6, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To change what letter the drive is being set at, right click on my computer, and go to manage.

Click the plus sign next to storage and then left click disk managment.

Find what letter your thumb drive is currently assigned to, or if its named select that one and right click on it.

Go to change drive letter and paths, and then click on change I suggest setting it to a higher letter then any other device on your computer as the thumb drive wont care either way normally.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 6, 2006