Hello guys, I have a problem that I need help fixing. It's a very simple issue that has occurred when I was replacing my DVD drive and it should have a simple solution... which I sadly don't know.
Well a couple of months ago my DVD drive stopped working so I decided to buy a new one. The old one was connected by an ATA cable (it was really old) and was shown under the E letter in My Computer. The new one however used a SATA cable and I needed to connect it to a different port.
Now the problem is that I was stupid enough to not uninstall the old drive in the device manager before I went with replacing it. The new one works fine but it is under a different letter and the computer is still thinking that there's something under the E letter and wont let me remove it or put something else under it.
So is there a way to remove the annoying "drive ghost" from E and replacing it with the new one without me actually having to open the case again and connecting the old drive?
There is no requirement to "uninstall" a CD/DVD drive in Device Manager before you physically replace it with a new one, just as there is no requirement to "uninstall" a hard drive in Device Manager when replacing one of those.
Make absolutely sure that there is not some other storage device plugged in (a pen drive, perhaps, or a card reader) which has been assigned the letter E: