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External drive keeps changing letters...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by earub, Oct 30, 2009.

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  1. earub

    earub Thread Starter

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    On my Vista machine, I find that occasionally when starting a backup (Acronis) to an external drive the drive letter has changed from the original to D, J, K and now it's back to D. Any ideas?

    While you Guys are mulling over the above, here's another little puzzler:

    As of lately, when I put Compact Flash card into the slot in my computer I grt the "blue screen" and my machine commences to reboot. My only work around has been to first bring up the CF drive, click on it, and then insert the card in the drive. Thanks for any suggestions.

    earub
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Hello & Welcome to TGF.

    RIGHT click "computer".
    manage
    maximize screen
    On left, left click "disk management"
    On the right, in the lower gray area, RIGHT click the external drive.
    Properties.
    There, you can assign a drive letter.

    The issue may occur if you connect additional drives, flash for example. Could occur if you change ports; assuming you are using USB connections.

    RF123
     
  3. earub

    earub Thread Starter

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    Thanks RF123....that did it! earub
     
  4. rainforest123

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    earub:
    You are welcome.

    Please mark this thread solved.

    unsubscribed

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