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XP drive letter unavailable

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October 21, 2010 6:38:02 PM

Hello,
I used E for my usb drive, oracle and db2. Now it is G. and E is not on the list anymore.
October 21, 2010 7:50:06 PM

joedit said:
Hello,
I used E for my usb drive, oracle and db2. Now it is G. and E is not on the list anymore.



If you plugged it in to a different USB Port than the usual one, XP will be confused and think it's a new device. E has already been reserved for what XP thinks might still turn up one day so it allocated a new letter. In the drive's Properties you can allocate a fixed letter from the unreserved list if that helps.
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October 28, 2010 5:35:05 PM

The answer is to fix HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices with regedit.
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