Changing Drive Letters...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ross m. greenberg, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. I have the following setup now: C: Vista, D: CD, E: CD RW,F: DVD RW, G: Backup Vista, H: Backup 2, I: Old Stuff

    This is what shows up when I look in Computer. The surprising is that I don't have a CD, although I do have everything else. I want to remove the erroneous D: and rename I: to D: -- and Disk Management does not appear to help.

    What is the best means of doing this?

    Ross
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 2, 2009
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    Jon Wallace Guest

    Hi Ross,

    What do you mean disk manager is no help? Within disk manager you can
    remove drive letters from drives and then assign them to other drives - can
    you not do this?

    Regards,
    Jon

    www.insidetheregistry.com

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    I have the following setup now: C: Vista, D: CD, E: CD RW,F: DVD RW, G:
    Backup Vista, H: Backup 2, I: Old Stuff

    This is what shows up when I look in Computer. The surprising is that I
    don't have a CD, although I do have everything else. I want to remove the
    erroneous D: and rename I: to D: -- and Disk Management does not appear to
    help.

    What is the best means of doing this?

    Ross
     
    Jon Wallace, Apr 2, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Ross.
    Are these all separate physical devices? How many hard drives do you have,
    and how are they partitioned? Do your letters G:, H: and I: refer to
    separate devices, or to partitions on your one (or more) hard drive? Are
    those labels (Vista, CD, Old, Stuff, etc.) actually written to the physical
    drives? "CD" might refer to a partition on your hard drive, rather than to
    a separate device.

    What does Disk Management say about your "Drive D:"? Does the "CD" label
    show up in Disk Management? For which volume?

    When you right-click on Drive D: in Disk Management and click Properties,
    what does it tell you about that drive?

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000
     
    R. C. White, Apr 2, 2009
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    Liah Guest

    You cannot change or remove drive letters if u enable pagefile
     
    Liah, Apr 3, 2009
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    Malke Guest

    Possibly this is true in a parallel universe, but not in this one.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Apr 3, 2009
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  6. I've attached a JPEG of Computer and Disk Management. The CD RW and the DVD RW are separate devices, both physical, the C: drive is a partition on the hard disk as is the I: partition, which was previously called the D. partition. The G. and H. partition are partitions on my external USB hard disk.

    I want to get the I: disk back to being the D.: disk.

    Disk Management the same doesn't let me rename a partition to one that already exists. How do I insert an space "empty/placeholder" and then re-name I.: to D.: ?
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 4, 2009
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  7. tester

    I've attached a JPEG of Computer and Disk Management. The CD RW and the DVD RW are separate devices, both physical, the C: drive is a partition on the hard disk as is the I: partition, which was previously called the D. partition. The G. and H. partition are partitions on my external USB hard disk.

    I want to get the I: disk back to being the D.: disk.

    Disk Management the same doesn't let me rename a partition to one that already exists. How do I insert an space "empty/placeholder" and then re-name I.: to D.: ?
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 4, 2009
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    Andy Guest

    The CD-ROM drive is currently D:.
    Change it to something else; then change I: to D:.
     
    Andy, Apr 5, 2009
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  9. I tried that! Disk management does not allow me to get rid of the CD drive....


    the drive I am trying to rename to D. is the "was XP" drive

    it's driving me nuts!

    Ross
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 5, 2009
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  10. Success!!

    It ends up that my problem was caused by otherwise useful application
    installed a long time ago, PowerISO, which creates a virtual CD, and allows
    you to even boot/mount an ISO image. I had forgotten that it was even
    installed! I removed the application -- temporarily I'm sure -- in would
    have been able to manipulate the disks and their monikers easily in disk
    management.
    Ross
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 7, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Ross.

    Congratulations! And thanks for the report back. ;<)

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000
     
    R. C. White, Apr 7, 2009
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  12. Yeah, I have ISO mounting software, and I keep seeing extra non-existent
    drives until I remember to disable the software (e.g., in settings, make
    number of drives = 0 or = disabled, depending on the program).

    I make that error often enough that now I recognize the problem right away.
    See, I can learn - sometimes :)

    And thanks for reminding me - I just set Virtual Close Drive to disabled -
    so "Drive G: BD-ROM" Drive is now gone from Explorer.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 7, 2009
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  13. It was embarrassing, to say the least!

    Now to try to figure out why I cannot post JPEG's using Windows mail...

    Ross
     
    ross m. greenberg, Apr 7, 2009
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  14. Virtual CLONE Drive.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 7, 2009
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  15. No, just be amused!

    As for the binary files, I have no real ideas. Are you trying to post JPEGs
    on a binary group, or not? Maybe Windows Mail doesn't like attachments on
    news postings, at least on non-binary groups.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 7, 2009
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