Solved

changed drive...

Posted on 1998-11-10
6
108 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I somehow changed my drive to my cd. When I put in a cd, it usually starts right up, now it says cannot read from Q:\???????, its supposed to be D. It says file has been removed or moved. How can I get this Q out of there and get my cd's to work properly in the D drive????
0
Comment
Question by:cricketc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:cbo120897
ID: 1759259
whats the drive-name in explorer?
0
 

Author Comment

by:cricketc
ID: 1759260
where do i find that?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:cbo120897
ID: 1759261
Open the Explorer and look for the character between the () at the end of the CD-ROM name. For instance (D)

0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
uilleann earned 100 total points
ID: 1759262
Right click "this computer"
choose properties
in the devicelist pick out your cdrom
click properties
choose settings tab
put it back to D

0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
ID: 1759263
CricketC,
  Start > Run > NOTEPAD AUTOEXEC.BAT
  This will open up your autoexec file - is there an entry for MSCDEX in there ?
  In which case does it mention Q: ?
  If this is the case, go to an MS-DOS command prompt and rename CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT and leave them in a safe place.
  Then restart the system - Windows 95 should then autodetect your CD ROM and assign it the next free drive after your hard drives (probably D: by the sounds of things).
  If this is not the case, you can edit the drive letter in the registry by opening REGEDIT and running a search on CurrentDriveLetter until you get to your CDROM device.
  Make sure you backup your registry first !!

Tim
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
ID: 1759264
Hmmm....
  Did that work ?
 
0

Featured Post

Turn your laptop into a mobile console!

The CV211 Laptop USB Console Adapter provides a direct Laptop-to-Computer connection for fast and easy remote desktop access with no software to install.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question