drive letter not reassignable

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Gswiss

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I used letter K once and I am unable to obtain it anymore.

I use P-ATA drives exclusively with a P4P800 ASUS MB. I temporarily hooked up a S-ATA drive after having modified BIOS settings to accommodate both P- and S-ATA drives. My W2k-SP4 assigned K to the S-ATA drive. Everything worked fine.

When I removed that drive and restored original BIOS settings, there was no way I could recover K as an assignable letter. It would never show up in the choices I had.

Tweak program did not show any hidden drives from A to Z.

Is there any way to force K back?
 
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Is the K drive showing in the disk manager at all? Also are you on a network? Have you trie a net use in the command prompt to make sure the K drive wasn't mapped for any reason?
 

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No, K does not appear under Windows Explorer, Disk Manager and Map Network Drive. It only appears under Tweak UI. Net Use yields an empty list.
I am working on my own home pc.

Btw, I noticed a small red cross under the K drive in the Tweak UI list of drives. Does that show an unavailability of some kind?
 

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The letter K reappeared all of a sudden without my doing anything special.

Can anybody explain how to get rid of the red x's I mentioned earlier? I have them under letters U, V and W which I do not use for the time being. I assigned X, Y and Z to my DVD burners.
 
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