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Bug report: drive letter assignment not working after Realtek SD media card reader driver update

Q: Bug report: drive letter assignment not working after Realtek SD media card reader driver update

After installing Realtek media card reader driver update 10.0.18362.21317 on X1 carbon 5th gen running windows 10 x64 1909, drive letter assignment to the SD card is reset to D: after every reboot. Changing drive letter assignment in windows to the SD card will only remain until next reboot, then revert to D: Driver rollback to the older version 10.0.17763.21311 solves the problem.

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Preferred Solution: Bug report: drive letter assignment not working after Realtek SD media card reader driver update

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A: Bug report: drive letter assignment not working after Realtek SD media card reader driver update

Hi @polythink!

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums.

Thanks for sharing this information and the work around, it will help other members to solve the problem anytime that they expirience the same issue.

Regards,

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At one point I was able to put my SD card without any issues and upload pics. I have recently tried and and am unable too. When I go to my computer it does not show any of the drives that use to be there. I have checked Device Manager and there is nothing that is flagged. I have gone to Gateway directly and downloaded and tried to re-install but that has not worked either. I have a GT5676, AMD Phenom Quad 9400 and 64 bit.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Windows Vista Realtek\SmartCopy Media Reader Driver Not working

Is this a problem no one can solve or has not encountered?

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Guys, help. I updated the drivers of my on board Realtek Lan Card via windows Update, but after that, it is not functional anymore. There were no lights when I plugged in the cable. Cable is working fine, when I test it on my laptop.

When i check on Device manager, it says, device is working properly. Network icon on the taskbar just shows lan connection with a red X. Have tried reformatting the pc and also used the latest driver from Realtek website.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Please help thanks!

A:On board Realtek Lan Card stops working after driver update on Win7

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

First, go into Device Manager and roll back your LAN adapter driver to its previous one.



Second, go to Windows Update and choose "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them"



Alternatively, you can always right-click any update you don't want and choose Hide.

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None of my media drivers are being recognized. I have been able to put in any of media cards for cameras and download them without any issues. However I tried today and the cards are not being recognized. I searched and I can not even the drivers as being installed on my system. I went to Gateway for support and installed what I thought was needed but it is still not working and the instructions they provide have not been of any assistance.

Any help that can be provided here would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Vista Realtek\SmartCopy Media Reader Driver

It actually appears that I am getting message on toolbar stating Flash Media Device is not found.
 

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Hello, I have a question about SD Card Readers. I have one where you insert the SD Card, and plug in a USB cable to connect it to the computer. Does the SD Card use a USB Root Hub to connect, or does it use the Realtek 2.0 Card Reader?

My real question is, if I had accidentally uninstalled my Realtek 2.0 Card Reader built into the computer, will an SD Card Reader connected by USB be able to read the SD Cards?

Also, is there a way I can prevent SD cards from being read through a reader on my computer without uninstalling a USB Hub Driver? Like specifically prevent new Drivers from being installed, or prevent new SD Cards from being recognized? Such as using a free downloadable tool that someone may know about.

I have tried going to Devices and Printers, right clicking on my PC, Device Installation Settings, then turning off automatic driver installs. After I do that, and plug in a new device, it still auto installs the drivers and can use it.

A:Does an SD Card Reader need the Realtek 2.0 Card Reader Driver?

Disable the driver, through Device Manager.

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My Realtek 2.0 Card Reader is not working in Windows 10. I noticed in Device Manager the driver version had not updated. Then I looked in the Event Viewer and noticed: Device started (USBSTOR), then Driver service added (RTSUER), then Device installed (rtsuerxdisablemmc.inf), and finally, Device not migrated. When I try to install the driver I get: Driver install requested and then Device not migrated. I hope someone out there can make some sense out of this. Thanks in advance for any insight.

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Installed this and it seem to work I can access the card.   But if I reject the sd  card and put the same card back in, the system does not detect it.

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Hi,

the card reader on my laptop is not recognised in device manager. I've tried installing the appropriate driver from the toshiba website but this doesn't work. i'm running windows 8.1 and the hardware ID shows as:

PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1537&SUBSYS_15371022&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1537&SUBSYS_15371022
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1537&CC_108000
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1537&CC_1080

i've googled this but none of the drivers i can find work, any suggestions?

A:Realtek card reader driver needed

Sorry but we need exact notebook model name so we can check Toshiba download page and try to find the right driver for you.

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I recently bought a new Compaq Presario CQ60-420US and a few days ago the built in card reader stopped working. I uninstalled the reader, reinstalled it, downloaded new drivers, etc. but it still refuses to play nice. I though maybe that it couldn't read the new SDHC memory cards so I tried using a standard SD card without much luck either.

Any ideas?

It's a Realtek 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader if that helps.

System is running Windows Vista Home Premium.
 

A:Realtek 5 in 1 card reader not working.

Problem has been solved.
 

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I have a laptop with SD /Memory card readers built-in. Is it necessary to have the related driver/software installed? What are the benefits and if I don't have an use for them, can I uninstall the software?
- Realtek Card Reader




They are likely not to be the latest versions.
 

A:Is the Realtek Card Reader driver software needed?

It is always recommended to update all drivers. I have both drivers installed and i don't have issues with it,considering i'm using card reader a lot.
 

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Ok so I bought two Toshiba computers at the same time back in June of 2013 I think and one of my computers updated to 8.1 automatically with no problems however this computer is not. When I go to the app store where it says I need to update it, it goes to download it then restarts the download 3 times then says that it will not work. I have tried this so many times over a year. I downloaded the update assistant and it runs and tells me there is a problem with my realtek card reader so I follow the instructions to download a new one. I have tried all on the page, I've tried updating re-installing uninstalling and anything else I can think to do with it but it is still not working. Even when I deleted and uninstalled the reader the assistant still said there was an error with it. I am not sure if this is why it will not update but it is getting on my nerves is there anything you can help me with?
 

A:windows 8.1 update error realtek card reader.

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I've a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520. i'm using Windows 7, recently after installing windows I was installing Drivers and while doing that one of the driver's installation faied and following log was generated. please help me with this.
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[12/20/15 23:34:45] Update Package Execution Started[12/20/15 23:34:45] Original command line: "C:\Users\Rishiraj\Downloads\Programs\12\Chipset_Driver_H1VVY_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A03.EXE" [12/20/15 23:34:45] DUP Framework EXE Version: 3.0.93.1[12/20/15 23:34:45] DUP Release: H1VVYX00-00[12/20/15 23:34:45] Intializing framework...[12/20/15 23:34:47] logo.png[12/20/15 23:34:48] User Command: attended[12/20/15 23:34:48] DUP Capabilities Value: 16777215 (0xFFFFFF)[12/20/15 23:34:48] DUP Vendor Software Version: 6.2.8400.39034[12/20/15 23:34:48] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[12/20/15 23:34:48] Local System OS Version: 6.1.0.0[12/20/15 23:34:48] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[12/20/15 23:34:48] Local System OS Language: EN[12/20/15 23:34:48] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[12/20/15 23:34:49] Identified Behavior : attended[12/20/15 23:34:49] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Chipset_Driver_H1VVY_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A03\DUPC3F.tmp[12/20/15 23:34:49] Translated Command Line : Setup.exe /v" LOGFILE="C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Chipset_Driver_H1VVY_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A03\DUPC3F.tmp""[12/20/1... Read more

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R-7520 and the USB card reader was not working. When i checked Device Manager it showed a device listed as USB2.0-CRW was not installed. Windows was unable to find a suitable driver so i installed "Dell SupportAssist for PCs and Tablets" from http://www.dell.com/support/contents...support-center.
I then ran Dell SupportAssist and on its startup window/home page the Drivers and Downloads tile showed an update was available for Realtek USB Card Reader so i installed it and the USB card reader is now working.
NB. when you start Dell SupportAssist it does a scan of your system so you have to wait a minute or 2 before all items/info are available on its startup page.

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I have a Dell with a micro card reader built in. It can read four different types of cards and they are labeled H:\, I:\, J:\, and K:\. If I put a card into the reader, that specific drive (i.e. K:\) shows up in Disk Manager and I can change the letter
designation. The problem that I'm having is the other three slots won't show up in Disk Manager unless I insert a card. I don't have the other types of cards and don't want to buy them. Is there a way to change the drive letter designation of the card readers
without having a card inserted in them? Thanks,

A:Change drive letter designation on internal SD card reader.

I found the solution: Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices Right-click "\DosDevices\D:", and then click Rename Rename it to \DosDevices\S: - or whatever letter you want.

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Hi! I have an HP Laptop (Pavilion g6) with an internal Realtek PCIE Card Reader in it. Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, the Card Reader has not worked!*I tried uninstalling & reinstallingthe Card Reader*I tried downloading a new driverI found on the Realtek supportwebsiteCan ANYONE please help me?Thanks,JenBcute

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Hey everyone! Here's what the situation is:
 
I have a brand new hard drive. I set up a Dell Utility partition using the disk from Dell. Once that was done, I installed Windows XP Home on the unallocated partition. Everything set up just fine, but now the hard drive doesn't have the letter assignment I want. If you do the DISKPART command, the partition with Windows on it shows as C. When you boot your system and actually use Windows though, the hard drive shows up as I. Why don't they match? I want my drive to be C. What do I need to do to change it to C? I know I can't use the disk management tool because of the whole system volume thing.
 
Would I need to use the Windows Repair or the full installation? I have not added any programs to the computer because I wanted to get this issue resolved first. I saw instructions on Microsoft for "How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows". It says you shouldn't use it unless the drive somehow changed names on its own. I don't know if it's safe to follow or not. The instructions were at: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=223188
 
Please help. I want to be able to get my desktop up and running again. Thanks in advance.

 

A:Drive letter assignment

Go to Disk Management...post a screenshot reflecting all hard drives/partitions, please.
 
How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot. - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html
 
Louis

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Ok. I just partitioned my hard drive to install a second OS on it. In doing so it asked me if i wanted to assign my partitions letters because it resized my primary partition and created another one. Being the dumbass i am i mistakenly clicked no. So my primary hard partition won't boot Windows xp pro cause it's not assigned the Drive letter C. How can i assign this a drive letter without deleting my data on the hard drive? thanx....
 

A:Drive Letter Assignment!!!! Please Help....

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The original drive in my PC has 3 partitions, C: , D: , and E:. I have just added a second drive to my PC with only 1 partition. The problem is that my computer has assigned drive letter "D:" to the second drive and has reassigned my original drive partitions to C: , E: , and F:. This problem has messed up some shortcuts to say the least. How can I get my computer to assign drive letter "F:" to my second drive. I am not able to change fixed drive letter assignments in the device manager.

System specs:
win98se
AMD Athlon
Soyo SY-K7V Dragon motherboard
Original drive: Western Digital WD307AA
2nd drive: Seagate ST340810A
Both drives are on IDE1
IDE's: IDE1, IDE2, IDE3, IDE4
Thanks
 

A:drive letter assignment

Hi export5, welcome to TSG....

If I'm not mistaken, I think that is the way windows will treat a second hard drive if the first is partitioned......

You might take a look here to understand how drive letters are assigned:

http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/troubleshooting/Solutions/89.asp
 

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I use an external USB HD which contains my Backing Tracks recorded through Cubase.

I transfer as MP3 files to Karaoke Creator software and add the lyrics. the resultant ,BIN file I use as an on stage lyrics monitor because I have a terrible memory.

I have a problem with my on stage portable and need to use the external drive on another computer.

The drive has an operating system assigned drive letter G. and all the files are locked to this Path

The computer I want to use does not have drive letter G available because it was once assigned to a second CD/DVD drive.

How can I unlock this assignment. do I have to refit the CD/DVD drive and re-assign it to another letter
 

A:Drive letter Assignment

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i need to get dos support for my pcmcia cdrom on a toshiba laptop running win2k, and cant seem to figure it out...any ideas???

thanks

[Edited by CleoOrlando on 05-25-2001 at 12:23 AM]
 

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Troubleshooting a corrupted drive, so installed it on a working PC as a slave. Got it working long enough to pull the data. Drive letter assigned was "M". Shutdown, removed drive, boot. Drive letter was STILL showing up.
-Tried Disk Management in WXP, no luck.
-Tried command line removal, no luck.
-Used TweakUI to remove the drive from the list, which is great, but I still cannot assign "M" to any other device. I can live with it, but I'm curious if anyone has a solution.
 

A:Drive Letter Assignment

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Hi There!

The only guarentee of resolving you delemma would be to format and Reinstall Windows. That can be alot of work, but if you're having system issues and such, wiping the drive and reinstalling windows should resolve most id not all of the problems.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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I installed a new disk into a machine and left the old disk as back up. I set the new disk to master and the old disk to slave. I then used ghost and took an image of the old disk and put it directly onto the new disk. Here is the problem.

The old disk maintained the C and D drive letter and the new drive with the system partition is G. I can play with the registry to change the system drive to C, but this will create several problems.

If I take an image of the new disk and then reapply it without the old disk in the machine which is using the C letter assignment used by windows, will the disk get the correct letter assignments? If this works correctly, it should also update the shortcuts and everything.

A:Drive letter assignment

Hi,

Here is the problem. You can't change the disk you are booting from, so you have to do a work around.

For example, if you can boot (don't know if you can) from the D drive and have the old disk in as slave, then you can probably change the old drive to maybe F or some unused letter. Then put that drive that you changed to the boot drive position (boot from the F drive) (assuming it keeps that letter you assigned it) With the new drive (now D) in as a slave, you can assign it an unused letter like C:, then when you put it back in as boot drive, you have accomplished what you want. Long process, but it works most of the time. I assume you know the process of changing the letter assignments, but if you don't let me know.

Don't forget, you have to deal with the boot drive in BIOS setup also so it selects the correct one to boot from.

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I have been trying to update to Windows 10.  Every time  it says I have to uninstall the Realtek PCIE card reader in order to continue

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We just installed an additional 20 gig hd in our 2139 Aptiva e5d. when rebooted, it did not come up with a drive letter, however in the system info it exists. When we went into "device manager" it had no letter assigned, and we were not able to assign one there. In F1 setup it showed both the master and slave correctly. How can we get it a drive letter? We have a cd drive on "G" a cd-rw on "H" and floppy on "A" and our master is "c". Info appreciated!
 

A:new hard drive letter assignment

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This may be a simple question from a simple mind, it has me stumped and I don't know why.
I have 2 flash drives to backup files, one gets assigned as E: drive, the other gets assigned as F: drive. What gives?
This is a problem because of scheduling the backup.
Jeff
 

A:Flash drive letter assignment

So what's the problem?

Basic Drive Assignments:
A, B floppies
C primary boot drive
D second hard drive or CD/DVD R/W drive
E thru Z other devices. Virtual drives, USB drives and devices
 

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Hi,

Just moments ago finished an XP install on a 20GB harddrive partitioned 2 ways of equal size. This is a routine thing I go through every few months, but this time around my OS partition recieved D:\ while my backup/resevoir partition which was D:\ before, got bumped up to C:\.

It's not a big deal but I like to have familiarity and this is disorienting.

Can I reassign the drive letters somehow?

Thanks in advance,

A:Weird drive letter assignment.

Here ya go..............:D

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Hi All

First post here.

This is the system that I used to have. An SSD with XP32, and another HDD with Win7x64. I first started with XP and then later installed 7. When I installed Win7 it called the partition that it was installed on "C:" (even though the XP installation claimed its partition to be C. I set up a BCD (on the SSD) to allow me to boot into either XP (which I believe it did by looking at the boot.ini on that drive) or to boot into Win7 using pointers in the BCD? (I am not so familiar with how BCDs and MBRs work). So long story short, both OSs thought that they were installed on C: and everything was fine, each saw the other partition as D:. So all the programs and everything all pointed to C:, because the C: designation was relative at that point.

Now I just got a larger SSD and I wanted to image both the OSs onto the new SSD (in separate partitions). Seeing as the new SSD had no MBR or BCD, once both the OSs were on it, I had to build a BCD. When bootrec.exe was scanning the OSs it found 2 Win7 installations (one from the HDD and one from the SSD). I asked it to create pointers to both and figured that I would use something else to create a pointer to the XP installation later. What happened is that it considered the HDD Win7 to be C: and the SSD Win7 to be D:. The OS would boot from the SSD but kept looking to C: to run programs, because the image that it came from used to think that it was C: and all the pointers for executables and etc were to ... Read more

A:Drive Letter assignment for OS, want multiple OSs to think they are C:

The conventional use of Windows and other OSes dictated that you can have only one drive letter per partition [each HDD needs at least one partition], i.e. can't have two C: drivers. Check your BIOS, the 0 or 1 drive is usually the boot drive [first drive scanned for bootable files] and gets the letter C:. But the newer computers may have changed that.

I'd think it possible to install two versions of Windows on different partitions on the HDD and from all I've seen and read it has been best to install the oldest OS first and newest OS last. I haven't tried installing Win7 after Win8 yet.

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Im having a problem with my drive letter assignment. I have two hardrives one C and the other E, also have to CD drives. My drive E keep getting change to D, usually when I rebooy about 2 or thre times and then the drive changes letter.. Dont know why is happening, check hardrive connection and its good. this began in the last few days. Can anyone help please.

A:drive letter assignment problem.

Do you want to keep your 2nd hdd as "E" or is it better it permanently becomes "D"? If yes, check these out:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844/en-us
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

By the way, what is your "legit" D drive?

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I am facing a really strange kind of problem with my system.

I am a total newbie when it comes to Win 8. A couple of earlier attempts resulted in frustration with GUI and simply gave up. Now I have a good size order for PCs on hand, win 7 licenses are no longer available so have to go with 8.1

My client can get hold of enterprise version licenses at a very reasonable price so was trying out to learn to setup the systems the way he likes and needs. Somehow even after 4 attempts I can't get it to work the way I want.

I have 2 Seagate drives, one 2 Tb and one 750 GB. 2 x 4GB memory chips, Intel DH77EB motherboard and i3-3220T processor.

The initial problem was of data corruption and had to turn off the fast boot feature in power settings. The next problem is very difficult to solve.

It does not recognise even the NTFS volumes in the extended partitions. When it does it won't allow read or write access. Even if I change the permissions it won't retain them. It keeps changing the assigned drive letters to USB attached drives even when I attach them one at a time and assign proper letters that I want it will juggle them around randomly after the next boot. The missing volume phenomenon occurs even with the USB attached drives.

Every time I do a fresh install it comes up with totally different set of permissions about accessing the drives. The files and folders I cansee and access from Win 7 OS are too often simply not visible.

One time it allowed me to install even 32 bit F... Read more

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My laptop computer has a built-in card reader for Memory Sticks and SD cards to which Windows 7 assigns two drive letters. As I never use the Memory Stick reader I would like to use the drive letter assigned to it for one of the partitions of the hard disk. The problem is that the Memors Stick reader does not show up in Disk Management as long as it is empty - and I haven't got any Memory Stick. How can I re-assign the card reader's drive letter although there is no Memory Stick inserted?

A:Drive letter assignment problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by avoelp


My laptop computer has a built-in card reader for Memory Sticks and SD cards to which Windows 7 assigns two drive letters. As I never use the Memory Stick reader I would like to use the drive letter assigned to it for one of the partitions of the hard disk. The problem is that the Memors Stick reader does not show up in Disk Management as long as it is empty - and I haven't got any Memory Stick. How can I re-assign the card reader's drive letter although there is no Memory Stick inserted?


If the card reader has 2 drivers you may be able to disable the unused one.

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If not why does it matter what drive letter a partition has?

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OS=XP

2 questions:

1. I inserted a Cruzer SD drive into an open USB port. The computer assigns the drive the letter K. I wish for the drive to be assigned G. The Cruzer is already in the uppermost of two USB ports. Is there a way I can force XP to call the Cruzer G instead of K?

2. Someone had apparently inserted and removed a USB flash drive several times on this same computer without properly closing and ejecting the device. As a result, XP had cycled through the alphabet to the next available letter. I had set a third party backup program to go to a particular drive letter. I know that I could (and did) reboot the computer allowing the computer to recognize that the drive letters it thought were in use were not and for the computer to then reorder all available drive letters. However IS THERE a way to force XP, without rebooting, to reset available drive letters? Clicking on my computer in explorer and hitting the View/Refresh does not work.

A:USB Flash Drive assignment letter

You can reset them yourself manually, using Device Manager. If a letter is already in use, you cannot use it...unless you change it to something else that is not in use.

I start at the end of the alphabet and assign drive letters to storage partitions. C: is the system partition by default, D: is the optical drive by default...anything between D: and the latter characters of the alphabet will be assigned letters E:, etc.

Aside from doing a repair install or something similar...I don't know of a way to force an automatic reassignment of letters.

Louis

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Hi all. Cloned my main HD [C:] to my new hard drive, which was detected on my system as [F:]. All went well, except I encountered a small problem and did a Windows XP Repair Install.

Now, my problem is, I removed the [C:] drive and booted from the [F:] drive as my main drive was failing. However, all of my programs are not working because of the fact the drive is [F:] and their roots still say the files are on [C:].

So, I go into Disk Management and attempt to change the letter of F: to C:. However, Windows tells me "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."

I need this drive to be C:. Anyone know how to bypass this at all???
 

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Hi there,

I installed Windows 7 to test it on my PC (I still use XP for most purposes). Now I want to reinstall it because I want to try a different version. Unfortunately, I would have to re-assign all drives again and I have a lot of them.

So my question is this: Is there any way to save the current assignment and restore it when I have reinstalled Windows?

TIA
SoWhy

I got access to MSDNAA through my university account. Not that that's relevant to this question ;-)

A:Save drive letter assignment?

The easiest way might be to open Regedit, navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices folder, make sure the MountedDevices folder is highlighted on the left, then do File->Export and save the registry keys somewhere. It should save as a .reg file. Upon reinstallation, just double click on the file and it should import them back to restore the settings.

Make SURE after you export the keys to verify that they were all saved and reflect what is currently in the registry by right clicking on the saved .reg file and opening in notepad/wordpad.

I believe this should work.

For reference, check out Option Two below:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

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I have just installed WinXP on a computer and the Letter assigned to the hard drive is E: not C:
I had two HDDs connected when it was installing. The primary master, which was the drive that WinXP was being installed on, and the primary slave, which had WinXP on it but had died and I was going to try to retrieve the data off it. The jumpers were set correctly and the bios was set correctly as well.
I also tried removing the second HDD and rebooting but the drive assignment is still;
A: Floppy
D: CD ROM
E: Master HDD

I don't seem to be able to find how to change the drive letters so the main HDD can be C:, is it elsewhere in XP because I remember in Win98 it is in the device manager.
 

A:Hard Drive Letter Assignment

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So I've been playing around with my computer which has two internal hard drives - I installed Fedora on the secondary and that's been all fine. Then I used Darik's Boot n Nuke to wipe my main drive clean and I installed a fresh copy of XP on it.

For some reason Windows setup has sort of randomly assigned letters to the drives; e.g. The secondary drive that boots Fedora was called F in Windows but is now C - and the drive that Windows installed on named itself G (it was previously C of course).

When I chose which drive to install on I noticed setup was assigning these letters but didn't see a way to change it at the time and didn't think it would matter. I read somewhere here earlier today that the boot drive really should be named C and it will cause problems if it isn't.

The thing is, both Windows and Linux are operating fine; I've installed several apps and drivers into XP and with no problem.

Will having XP on G instead of C cause me problems down the road? I don't want to get knee deep in reinstalling all of my drivers and apps to find out I'll have to go through it again...

A:[SOLVED] Boot Drive Letter Assignment

Hi bdemonbr,

I presume that when you reinstalled Windows? you still had the secondary Drive connected...

The only way that you will be able to get Windows? back as the C: Drive is to either try booting it without the Fedora Drive connected, and see if it will revert back to C: on boot up...if not, you'll have to use "Boot N Nuke" again and start afresh...This time make sure that the Fedora Drive is disconnected.

In the event that Windows? does revert the "Windows?" Drive back to C:, you will need to connect the Fedora Drive as a 'Slave' so that you can reallocate its Drive letter.

Kind Regards,

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Just tried to install a SCSI hard drive on a win98 system.

Drive is in Device Manager but has no Letter assigned. Does not allow me to.

BIOS recognizes drive and assigns D:
 

A:SCSI Hard Drive - No Letter Assignment

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Well, I was lucky. The HD that failed this morning, works if I lay it on its side. So I was able to ghost everything over to the new drive. I ghosted the boot partition c: to r:

I'm using Windows 2000, SP4. The new boot drive is SATA. The old, failing boot drive is IDE.

I worked through a number of problems, but I'm left with this:

When the system boots into the new drive R:, it still wants the boot partition c: for something. If I boot with the IDE disconnected, it'll boot to the login screen, and allow me to log in, but after a few minutes of a blank screen & cursor, it drops back to the login.

I have PartitionMagic 7.0, and used DriveMapper to change all references to C: to R:, but that didn't do it. How do I cut my system's dependence on the failing drive, before it fails altogether? Will this work?

I found the following advice from crjdriver, and was wondering if this would work for my particular problem:

Make a full system backup of the computer and system state.
Log on as an Administrator.
Start Regedt32.exe.
Go to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

Click MountedDevices.
On the Security menu, click Permissions.
Verify that Administrators have full control. Change this back when you are finished with these steps.
Quit Regedt32.exe, and then start Regedit.exe.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

Find the drive letter you want to change to (new). Look for "\... Read more

A:Solved: Drive letter assignment problems with ghosted drive

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I had to reformat my hard drive using an external drive bay. I used the external drive bay to reformat the drive. I had to reassign the drive letter from C to G. Originally the drive was C. The drive has a small unallocated partition. When I boot the drive up under DOS, the drive boots up with a default drive letter of X. And a directory of Sources. I want to reassign the drive as G or C. Can someone help out on this. (I am running Windows 7)
 

A:Messy Hard Drive Letter Assignment Problem

When I boot the drive up under DOSClick to expand...

You installed a version of DOS? Exactly what version of DOS (not sure it makes a difference)? Exactly what partitions are on the drive?

the drive boots up with a default drive letter of X.Click to expand...

Meaning what? That the partition with DOS installed has drive letter X? What other drive letters are assigned?

(I am running Windows 7)Click to expand...

Does this comment have any bearing on booting DOS or the drive letter assignment you want to do?
 

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What I use my computer for mostly is downloading music, and then burning CDs and archiving the original files on DVDs. Recently, due to (what I eventually came to understand was) a cyclicac redundancy error, Nero and my burner kind of seized up on me. Through various searches of places like this, I was led into uninstalling and re-installing Nero (with no problems) and then doing the same for my burner.

The burner is an NEC ND-3520A, I'm using Windows XP.

After reinstalling the burner using the Windows Installation "Wizard", I realized that I was left with an "empty" (unassigned?) D: drive, which was where my burner used to be, and now the burner had become the E: drive. Didn't think much of it at first, because CDs burned fine, as did DVDs. Then I got to the next step in my archiving process, which is verifying the .shn and .flac music files to make sure the burn was good. And it just took FOREVER, probably about 5x the normal speed.

Granted, I'm only assuming this problem is related to the drive letters, because that's the only change I was able to notice. I did try the Control Panel>Administrative Tools> Computer Management > Disk Management thing, but all that's listed there are my 2 hard drives and not my burner. The burner is listed under Removable Storage > Libraries, where there is no option for changing the drive letter. (If that's even the problem to begin with).

Anyhow, the main problem seems to be ... Read more

A:Trouble with CD/DVD burner, possibly the drive letter assignment

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In a dual boot Window XP system I'd like to be able to have multiple operating systems yet have drive letter C: assigned to the system I select during boot up. The reason is that I want to build multiple systems by building 1 then cloning it to another partition instead of taking the time to build another system. I guess I could have multiple primary partitions on a single drive then just change which one is active. But what if I have 2 hard drives and I want to change which 1 get the C: drive letter. Is there some way to change the hard drive priority? I don't recall that in my BIOS. I'm just trying to save the time and effort of creating and maintaining multiple operating systems.

A:Windows XP dual-boot and OS drive letter assignment

You can clone a system to another Drive and if there is no other HDD on the computer, it will be C: drive(ex) you have 2 HDD's that are the same size. You have Windows and all your applications, drivers and updates on Drive 1. You clone drive 1 to drive 2. Now if you unplug Drive 1, and boot the computer, Drive 2 becomes the C: drive. Plug drive 1 back in, and boot the computer and if Drive 1 is the first HDD in the boot order, that will be C: drive and Drive 2 will be the D: drive.
For your scenario, you can make a Clone Image of Drive 1, and use that same image to clone to several HDD's.

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Hey kids:

I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I have my suspicions what the problem is and I hope I'm not right.

Recently my computer died. I pulled my hard drives and DVD drives and stuffed them in another box. I turned it on and it repeatedly restarted after a blue screen of death. The blue screen went by so fast I couldn't read it. Soooo, I reinstalled Windows XP Pro and SP3. After doing so, my second HD is not being assigned a drive letter. Device Manager sees it, Disk Manager sees it and says it's healthy, active and NTFS. Is there anything in the Registry I can change to make it accessible? (ALL of my music and personal documents are on this drive and I can't afford to lose ANY of it.) Or do I have to format it for the OS to recognize it as a drive? Please help soon.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Second hard-drive drive letter assignment

Hi.
Right click My Computer, click management, then enter the "Disk management application on the left.
Right click the drive that has no letter, click "Change drive letter and paths, Click add, choose an unused drive letter, click OK, and you're set.
 

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Hey Guys,

Heres the issue. I recently did an install of XP home on a new HDD for a customer after their drive went dead. Not realizing, the install mapped the boot drive to F instead of C. Customer called up complaining that he could not install programs, etc... I wanted to go back and change the drive letters through the registry, but after doing some reading, found that changing the system drive letter after install will make windows act screwey, sometimes not even allowing a boot. I personally can live with a diff. drive letter, but the customer seems to not be able to.

I have read one or two posts about using XXclone to clone the system drive to a new partition mapped to C, then deleting the F partition. As i have never used this program or method, i am a bit skeptical, and/or lost at the same time. What do you guys suggest as the best method to change this drive letter and not disrupt the operations of the system?

Thanks in advance for the help

A:Changing Drive Letter Assignment on Boot Drive

You could try the method given here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188But I can't guarantee it will work.

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First off, thanks in advance for your help. Up until a few months ago, my 13 in 1 Media Card Reader worked just fine. It would read my SanDisk Extreme III 16.0 GB card. It isn't the fault of the card because I am able to load the card by using a Crucial Technology device, which connects through a USB connection. The devices with removable storage show up under My Computer. I have downloaded all of the Vista updates and all of the device drivers from Dell. Still nothing. I'm not sure what happened. One day it worked and then the next day it didn't.

Regards,

BjamisonF

My Computer

XPS 410;Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor E6700 (4MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB) Operating System: Genuine Windows VistaTM Home Premium, Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs, Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst CacheTM, CD or DVD Drive: Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability, Floppy Drive and Media Reader: 13 in 1 Media Card Reader and 3.5 in Floppy Drive
 

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I have a HP Pavilion 864N / Pentium 4 2.66GHz / windows xp media center edition pc. It has an Internal 6 in 1 memory card reader that does not work. When I put in my sd card nothing happens. I look in "My Compuer" for the drive but dont find anything for it. What should I do?
 

A:6-in-1 Media Card Reader not working

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Hello. I have a USB 2.0 media card reader in my machine that i just put in in april. At first it worked (after formatting my HD, drives C-F were for the media card reader and my HD became G). Shortly after that the drives disapeared in My Computer. G and H (my dvd-rom) are still there, but the media card reader drives are gone (and its usb port is no longer working). I remember reading something on the net that gave me instructions on what to do and it worked.

I am having the problem again, since i had to move some things on the inside (including changing usb2.0 port that the card reader was connected to). No the drives arent showing, lights dont go on and the usb port is no longer workng. I have searched the internet for help again and couldnt find anything on the topic this time.

Anyone ever heard of this before?
 

A:USB 2.0 Media Card Reader Stopped Working

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
 

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Hi,

I have a "SanDisk Ultra CompactFlash" 4GB card and an internal card reader (HP desktop). When I insert the card into the reader, the green light above the slot turns on as if it recognizes the device, but it doesn't show up. Device Manager says that the driver is installed and working properly, and I have uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and restarted my computer. A system restore isn't really an option because it isn't my computer.

Any idea how I can fix this? Could it matter that I'm not on the Admin account on the computer?

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