Using Windows 98SE, Pentium 4 processor, 512MB Ram.
I FDISK my hard drive, partitioned, reformatted using my original Windows 98SE CD and my original Windows StartUp disk, installed Windows and two of my drives keep switching.
I don't have a virus, have never had a virus and have never had this problem before.
I have done FDISK, partitioned mine and my hubby's hard drives numerous times down through the years using the same directons I learned from the kind folks at the former ZDNet forum.
Everything is fine when Windows starts up and the Drives are lettered properly but whenever I start installing programs in Drive D the problem starts. My Drives are Floppy A, Hard Drive C and D, CDROM Drive E, Zip Drive F, CDRW Drive G.
Every time I install a program my Drive D swaps with my zip drive F. Everything was working fine with my computer before I reformatted, I just reformat occasionally to keep things running smoothly.
Whenever I install a program in Drive D I can no longer use it because after I reboot the PC Drive D becomes my Zip Drive. Then if I install another program and reboot Drive D is my partitioned part of my hard drive again. I have never had this happen before.
If I change it in the system registry and at the device manager and reboot that doesn't solve it. I reinstalled a program and the drives were lettered properly so, I run FDISK, partitioned, reformatted, reinstalled Windows again but the drives are still switching. In the bios I set to only boot up the hard drive and not to boot up with CDROM, zip, or floppy because I thought perhaps there was a conflict but that didn't help either.
Can anyone give me information how to fix this problem? I know there are some very intelligent people at the forum and I need all of the help I can get!
Sorry to repost this in another thread but it seems once a question has been answered no one checks to see if that reply resolved the issue.
I read all of the info in the last reply and none it applies to my situation.
I am using my hubby's PC. Mine is not usable. Every time I install something the Drive D partition swaps to my Zip Drive.
I have had no problems before with the zip drive. It is recognized by Windows. The zip drive is not a new install and Windows doesn't hang up on start because I have a zip drive.
Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Kay