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How do I assign drive letters to various drives?


I will try this again, system crash. When I partition my hard drive (C) I loose one of my CD-ROM drives. Non Partitioned configuration is: A=floppy, C=hard drive, D=CR-Rom, E= CD-ROM/Burner. During partiton new Drive letters are assigned. D=new partition drive, D moves to E and E moves to F. Problem is when all is said and done "F" is not shown in either the Explorer or the PC Workplace. I have tried Partitioning using fdisk, and Partition Magic, unpluging the CD-Drivers and deleting their Registry entries, and assigining the CD-Drives Fixed letters under system proprieties. Still no "F"!!!!

What is wrong? Is this a Win98 or a Bios problem and do think you can find a fix.

I hope to hear from you soon!! and so in advance




This question was answered on April 20, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can assign drive letters to your CD-Rom drives by following these steps:

Click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel

Double-click System, and then click on the Device Manager tab

Click the next to CD-ROM Click on the CD-Rom drive you want change, and then click the Properties button

Click the Settings tab Near the bottom of the window that opens there will be a Reserved Drive Letters section, set Start Drive Letter and End Drive Letter to the drive letter you want the CD-ROM drive to use Click OK until you return to Control Panel (Be sure to click OK, not Cancel or the X to close the window).

Do the same for the second CD-Rom drive, then restart the computer

If this does not work and you continue to have problems, you can search the Windows Help files (Click Start, Help), or you can research your problem at Microsoft has a very helpful database for troubleshooting.

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Posted by Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 20, 2002