DVD drive letter vanished


G

Guest

My DVD/CD combo drive has vanished from My Computer and the drive letter no
longer works.

Just to make sure the device is still attached I checked Device Manager.
The drive is listed and appears to be healthy with the latest drivers.

Attempting to boot the PC from the DVD drive works fine (making this an OS
issue).

I'm running XP Professional SP2 with up to date patches.

Any suggestions how I can recover this (short of rebuilding the OS)?
 
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G

Guest

Greg,

Have you mapped any network drives that may be conflicting? I had a problem
here that when i mapped a network drive a usb memory stick would not work
because of the conflict.
 
G

Guest

It is possible, but there is no drive mapped there at present.

Do you have any suggestion for how I could resolve any conflict?
 
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G

Guest

OK, I've figured out how to fix this.

In Windows Explorer, right click "My Computer" and select "Manage"

In the Storage -> Disk management section, select the CD/DVD drive that has
no letter assignment.

Right click and select "Change drive letters and paths". Then allocate the
desired drive letter (in my case D:).

Greg
 

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