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I can't rename a drive letter under my Window 95?

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I have a SCSI removable hard drive that comes up as my F: drive.
I would like it to come up as another drive letter, like drive N:
or something.  How do you do that under Windows 95?
I go to System Properties and list Disk Drives under View devices
by type.  I see the drive listed "iomega jaz 1GB".  Under its
settings, the "Current drive letter assignment" is "F:", but the
field is read-only.  I cannot change it.  The section marked
Reserve drive letters is all dimmed.

The other settings are:
Target ID: 3 (which is the scsi ID I'm using for this drive)
Firmware revision: H.71
Logical unit number: 0
Disconnect is checked
Removable is checked
Synch data transfer is checked
Int 13 unit is checked, but is also read-only (can't change the setting)
Auto insert notification is is not checked, but is also read-only.

Other things that may be useful.
I have two IDE controllers in my computer.  The first IDE controller has
two hard drives on it, my C and D drives.  The second IDE controller has
one drive on it.  I've partititioned it into six partitions.  For some
reason they come out to be drives E, G, H, I, J, K.

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by:stuartc010297
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The drive letters are correct, each partition is read as a separate drive, and thus the letters are assigned..To set the Drive N  go to my computer, control panel, device manager, and system, Now select the drive in the list of devices, and double click the actual device, then go to setting, you can select the drive letter you wish by assigning it the same start and end letter..
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by:Shrif
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Stuartc, please re-read the question.  The problem is that the field you are asking me to modify is read-only.  I CAN'T CHANGE IT BECAUSE IT IS GRAYED OUT!!
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by:etxfrsv
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Is the SCSI-driver installed by W95 (Plug-and-play) or do you have some lines in your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOECE.BAT (like: (in CONFIG.SYS) "device=xxxxx.sys /f:xxxxx" and (in AUTOEXEC.BAT) "<SCSI-driver>.exe /f:xxxxx")?
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by:etxfrsv
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Of course I mean "AUTOEXEC.BAT" wherever it says something else but similar.
"xxxxx" is equal to the name of the file that is the SCSI-driver (sometimes the driver-name is equal to the unit-name)
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sch052897 earned 20 total points
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Have You a LASTDRIVE=Z in Your CONFIG.SYS?
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