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dvdr sets its own drive letter

by RickC / August 14, 2006 6:23 AM PDT

I want the drive letter of my Sony DVDR/RW to be X, but every time I reboot it changes itself to drive H. I am using xp home, SP2. Thank you for any ideas.

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changing drive letter
by Daviddude / August 14, 2006 6:31 AM PDT

Plug in your dvdr and then Try going to Settings, Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, then Computer Management. Find your drive that is the dvdr and change it's drive letter to the one you want it to be. That should do it for you.
Good Luck.

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DVD Drive has a mind of its own, wants to be drive letter H
by RickC / August 14, 2006 7:06 AM PDT
In reply to: changing drive letter

That is what I do and the drive letter changes to drive X, but when I reboot it goes back to drive H on its own. I tryed going to msconfig and then did a diagnostic startup, but even then it goes back to its own drive letter when I reboot.

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From Start Menu, right click My Computer, click manage
by DarCLew2 / August 14, 2006 7:19 AM PDT

on the pop-up, go to Storage and to Disk Management and click that. On the right hand side is your drives right click the H and it has Select Drive Letter and Paths..., click on that, click change and select letter to change to ( I just changed mine from E to Z ) and I will be back when I reboot to let you know if WINXP Home changed letter. Darrell Lewis

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It became Z: when it was E: more blow
by DarCLew2 / August 14, 2006 7:41 AM PDT

If you check the items in there, it was originally as such: A: (not listed) C: (cannot be changed), D: removable drive (Zip100), E: CD/DVD-+ROM, F: CD/DVD+-RW. But I put Zip in B:, changed E: to D: and changed F: to E:.
I have also went to Display by right clicking on the desktop and under desktop, it has customize desktop, put check marks in My Computer, My Documents & Internet Explorer and all 3 icons are on my desktop and i could have right clicked My Computer Icon and then manage. If you have a drive AFTER H: you may want to reset that one to H: and then your burner will go into X: Darrell Lewis

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Still changes on reboot
by RickC / August 14, 2006 8:07 AM PDT

I have no problem changing the drive letter, I just cant figure out why it defaults to Drive H every time I reboot.

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It may have set itself when used, the only way it can be ...
by DarCLew2 / August 14, 2006 8:31 AM PDT

it can be changed is if you have a desktop PC, turn off the power, unplug your drive (gray cord), reboot and off again and then install CD-RW. restart and see if that works thru disk management. If not, forget the idea of a letter change. Bear in mind, if you have 6 CD-R's you burned, They will not work anymore - only H
Darrell Lewis

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