conflict between USB Flash Drive & Network Drive Tags: Network Drive USB Drive Windows XP Last response: May 1, 2011 4:14 AM in Windows XP Share Anonymous May 25, 2004 1:49:28 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) In Windows XP, USB drive takes the drive letter E: automatically. 1) If the mapped network drive already took the drive letter E:, the USB drive cannot show up in Windows Explorer. However, it can be seen in Device Manager/Disks. 2) If the network conncetion cannot restore somehow, the drive letter E: is automatically assigned to USB drive but it takes the name of the mapped network drive. One solution to prevent above problem is to assign the mapped network drive a letter other than E:. The drawback is that the HDD drives can only be organized as "C: (System), D: (Data), E: (USB Flash Disk) Drive, F: (Mapped Data)" instead of "C: (System), D: (Data), E: (Mapped Data), F: (USB Flash Disk)" I would like to know alternate solution like assigning USB Drive Letter other than E: (Z: etc). Any suggestion from experts are welcome. Regards,,, Watthon More about : conflict usb flash drive network drive bar May 25, 2004 3:41:02 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?) START>CONTROL PANEL>ADMININSTRATIVE TOOLS>COMPUTER MANAGEMENT Click on Disk Management Right click on the drive you wish to change [any but C Drive] and you can assign it a Letter which is not yet used. For a USB drive to be 'U' for example, you would scroll down to letter U. This drive will always be the U drive when reinserted. alien1210 May 1, 2011 4:14:19 AM I has a same problem. I tried to change letter of USB drive, but it still not work. I have a Wireless USB TL-WN722N, when I plug wireless usb, then I plug usb drive, my usb drive is not recognized. But if i don't plug wireless usb, i plug usb drive, my usb drive work properly. Anyone can help me! Regards, Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumConflict between Subst'd drive and USB storage devices ForumSanDisk USB Flash Drive nightmare (I/O error) ForumGA-P55-UD3R USB Conflict ? ForumExternal USB Hard Drive problems ForumWhy doesn't my computer detect my usb flash drive ? ForumAsus Sabertooth x79 can't flash BIOS via USB drive ForumCan't read old partitioned hd. Drive letter conflict ? ForumUSB Flash Drive 101 ForumUsb flash drive please insert disk into drive ForumInstall & Run Windows 7 on USB Flash Drive ? ForumUSB 2 PCMIA card conflict ForumUSB flash drive causes system to crash ForumWhy is my USB 3.0 flash drive writing slow? ForumUSB flash drive causes system to crash ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumUSB device Forumcombo dv cd rom drive does not recognize any cd ForumMy Yamaha CDW 8424E drive does not recognize a disk someti.. Foruminstalling windows xp to sata hard drive ForumIntermittent Hard Drive Problems on Boot More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !