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Permanent drive letter for CD ROM

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I have a Zip drive that is sometimes connected to my computer and sometimes not. The drive letter of my CD ROM changes accordingly. I also have a game which, upon installation, writes to the registry the drive letter of my CD ROM, where it looks for the CD when I start it. Because the drive letter changes, I have to edit the registry every time I connect or disconnect my Zip drive if I want to play the game. Is there some way of assigning a permanent drive letter to the CD ROM? I am not connected to a network.
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larez earned 400 total points
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Your cd-rom drive letter is the earliest in the alphabet after you hard drives/partitions. (So if one hard drive/partition, but no zip, then drive letter should be D:\) Follow these steps to alleviate your problems:
 Change the drive letter of the cd-rom to somthing later in the alphabet like S:\ or whatever you want, if you do not know how to do this follow the directions below.
  1. Right click on 'My Computer'
  2. Select 'properties' on the short-cut menu
  3. Select the 'Device Manager' tab (in Properties window)
  4. double click on 'CD-ROMS'
  5. double click on your cd-rom device that appears below                  'CD-ROMS' to see the properties of your cd-rom
  6. The drive letter can be changed here.

The zip drive had priority when it comes to drive letter assignment, so it takes the first drive letter after your hard drives/partitions; even if it has to bump other devices. It won't bump a drive S unless you have hard drives/partitions all the way up to R.

Good luck
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Thank you for your prompt response.
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