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Drive Letter Identity Reassignment

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March 14, 2005 7:56:19 PM

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On my previous (Win98se) computer there was only one CD-rom drive in
use. I remember that its drive letter was assigned as drive R:, but I
do not recall exactly why the reassignment was done.

My present system has a SATA as the C: drive, a DVD-rom as the D:
drive and a DVD+/- burner as the E: drive.

I plan to install an IDE drive via a PCI-to- IDE controller adapter
card soon. Also, my HP PhotoSmart printer has an USB memory stick
reader built into it, so it gets a drive letter assignment at times,
and occassionally I connect a SONY Cyber-shot via a USB connection to
the PC. At present, this PC is not networked, but I might want to
network with an old (Win95) 486dx2-66 GATEWAY2000 box sometime soon.

Should I reassign the drive letter identity of both optical drives?
How should this be done with this (Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4) XP Pro
machine?

Regards,
de ~ Vince ~
Long Island, NY

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March 14, 2005 7:56:20 PM

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"Vince" <NoSPAM2THISHAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> On my previous (Win98se) computer there was only one CD-rom drive in
> use. I remember that its drive letter was assigned as drive R:, but I
> do not recall exactly why the reassignment was done.
>
> My present system has a SATA as the C: drive, a DVD-rom as the D:
> drive and a DVD+/- burner as the E: drive.
>
> I plan to install an IDE drive via a PCI-to- IDE controller adapter
> card soon. Also, my HP PhotoSmart printer has an USB memory stick
> reader built into it, so it gets a drive letter assignment at times,
> and occassionally I connect a SONY Cyber-shot via a USB connection to
> the PC. At present, this PC is not networked, but I might want to
> network with an old (Win95) 486dx2-66 GATEWAY2000 box sometime soon.
>
> Should I reassign the drive letter identity of both optical drives?
> How should this be done with this (Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4) XP Pro
> machine?
>
> Regards,
> de ~ Vince ~
> Long Island, NY
>

You don't need to assign anything, as XP will do that auotmatically, and
incrementally. If you want to change the lettering, read here:
How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307844&sd=tech
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