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assigning drive letters

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by richocki, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. richocki

    richocki Thread Starter

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    Can you reassign a drive letters to a second hard drive, cd/dvd drive? I seem to remember something about that in XP but can not recall what it was I read.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Disc Management . . in the boxes on the right of that panel you will see the drives ( hard and cd/dvd ) . . right click on one and select "change drive name and path"
     
  3. richocki

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    Thank you for the quick reply.
    It comes up saying
    "Local Disk Manager (LDM) is not registered.
    LDM supports Windows 2000 or later."
    My system is the Home version of XP with SP2 installed
     
  4. Old Rich

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    You get that message when you right click on the drive? . . what kind of drive is it?
     
  5. richocki

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    I have two hard drives, both are Western Digital, a Lite-on CDRW and a Optorite DVD/CD. Not sure why the make of the drive would make a difference here.

    Now let me see if I understood you.... I right click on the "My Computer" in the Start Menu correct? That must be correct because I get the Manage and Disk Management options.

    Could there be problem here that I am not aware of?
     
  6. Old Rich

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    Not sure what you are asking . .
     
  7. jnibori

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    Have a look at this article: ** The LangaList Standard Edition 2006-03-13**


    "LDM Is Not Registered"
    Fred, Your article "Another Hidden Gem: The Windows Disk Management Tool " ( http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180207718 ) was very interesting and prompted met to attempt to play around with the Disk Manager.

    Unfortunately I cannot access the Disk Manager and get the following error message:

    "Logical Disk Manager (LDM) is not registered.
    LDM supports Windows 2000 or later.
    Check the operating system version on the computer named ..."

    As I am using Windows XP professional with all the service packs and critical updates that are current, this error message is a mystery, particularly since I have previously been able to use the Disk Manager.

    Can you assist me in tracing and correcting this problem please. ---Barend J Venter

    Wow, I've never seen that. Only a couple hits in Google, too:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q="Logical+Disk+Manager"+LDM+"not+registered"

    The Microsoft site has a bit more, including some version-specific info, and a discussion of certain instances that can trigger that message: http://tinyurl.com/n9le5

    This site has a more detailed discussion, although it's definitely from the geeky end of the pool: http://tinyurl.com/oghmh

    If none of those fixes work, I'd take this failure as an early warning sign that something deep in your OS is hosed. I'd further suggest you restore a known-good image or full backup; or even consider a reinstall.
     
  8. richocki

    richocki Thread Starter

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    Simpswr, jnibori thank you both for taking the time on this issue.
    My original quest was to change the drive letters of my CDRW and DVD drive. I realize it is an insignificant thing but none the less I tried. I get the exact error message posted in jniboris' post so I can assume that I have a problem with the Disk Manager feature of the OS.
    Everything else seems to be working fine, except WMP 11 will not play wmv files, but that is another post. I may do a repair install of XP and see if that corrects the problem. Again thanks for the help and the information on the Langalist article.
     
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