CD ROM drive does show in Disk Manager

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Patrickm, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Patrickm

    Patrickm Guest

    I am building a high availablity server with Win2003 Server. I have
    installed the OS and have 4 hard disc partitions. I would like to rename the
    CD ROM drive to G: so that all the partions are consecutive (c:, d:, e:,
    f:). I went into Computer management, Disk administrator and the CD Rom
    drive does not show up in it, I can go to Explore or My computer and access
    it no problem, hell I installed the OS using it?!? Questions: 1) Is this a
    problem I should be concerned with? 2) Is there something new in 2003 that
    will allow me to view/not view CD drives in Disk Management? 3) Is there
    another way I can change the drive letter of the CD Rom? Thanks for any
    input
     
    Patrickm, Oct 21, 2004
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  2. Patrickm

    Miha Pihler Guest

    Hi,

    Can you right click on "Disk Management" and select "Rescan Disks"? Does it
    help?

    Mike
     
    Miha Pihler, Oct 21, 2004
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  3. Patrickm

    Patrickm Guest

    Yes I did that and it still does not show up

     
    Patrickm, Oct 21, 2004
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  4. Patrickm

    Miha Pihler Guest

    Hi,

    You will by default only see the CD drive in graphical view...

    http://freeweb.siol.net/mpihler/cd.jpg

    If this doesn't help you can try and remove the CD in device manager (this
    will uninstall the CD ROM drive). Once it is removed, scan for hardware
    changes.

    After this process, try to rescan disks again if necessary.

    Mike
     
    Miha Pihler, Oct 21, 2004
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  5. Patrickm

    Patrickm Guest

    I'm looking in the graphical view and still nothing. I have physically
    removed the drive, rebooted, re-lettered my 4 partitions, shut down, placed
    the cd rom drive back in, booted back up, plug and play found it, installed
    it as the G: drive. BUT it still doesn't show up in Disk Manager??????. Its
    a regular IDE CD/DVD drive. Any other ideas? By the way I tried reinstalling
    the operating system from scratch twice already and still get the same
    results.
     
    Patrickm, Oct 21, 2004
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  6. Patrickm

    Miha Pihler Guest

    Sorry, I am out of ideas :-\

    Still, you can check the Event logs for any errors (specially under System
    logs)

    Mike
     
    Miha Pihler, Oct 21, 2004
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