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Designate Your Own Drive Letters

There are two ways that disk drives get drive letters on a PC. The first kind are the ones
controlled by your BIOS. These usually include your floppy and most hard drives, for
which drive letters are created when your system is first turned on. The second kind of
drives are controlled by software, or more specifically, drivers. These types of drives
include CD-ROMs and other removables, network drives, and sometimes SCSI hard
disks with ID's other than zero (0) or one (1). Generally, drive letters are assigned to
these drives depending on the order in which they are loaded.

In WindowsNT and OS/2, you can choose drive letters for any drive, but Windows 98
only allows this configuration for those drives controlled by drivers (the second type). By
editing the Registry directly you should be able to change the drive letter assignments for
any type of drive.
Note: It is extremely important that you back up your Registry before continuing.
Here's how it's done:

Method 1:

Double-click on the System icon in Control Panel, and click on the Device Manager tab.
Find the device (CD-ROM drive, or otherwise) that you wish to configure from the list, and
select it.

Click Properties, and then click the Settings tab. In the section entitled Reserved drive
letters, choose the same letter for both the Start drive letter and End drive letter.

If the Removable option is not checked, and the reserved drive letters listboxes are
disabled, check it now. If initially unchecked, make sure to uncheck it again when you're
done with this procedure.

You'll have to restart your computer for this change to take effect.

Method 2 (use with caution, and only if Method 1 doesn't work):

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).

Open one of the following branches, depending on the type of device you wish to
configure (your system may vary):

For all SCSI devices, and most non-SCSI CD-ROM drives, open

For IDE hard disks, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Enum\ ESDI.

For standard floppy drives, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Enum\ FLOP.

Expand the branch of the SCSI device you wish to configure, and click on the key under
that device (if you have two of the same device, there will be two keys here).

Double-click on the string value called UserDriveLetterAssignment (create it if it's not
there by selecting New and then String Value from the Edit menu). In the box that
appears, type the desired drive letter once, in all caps (example: type NN to configure
this drive to use N:).

Next, double-click on the string value called CurrentDriveLetterAssignment. In the box
that appears, type the desired drive letter once, in all caps - if this device is partitioned
into more than one logical drive, include all drive letters (example: type CEFG to
configure this drive to use C:, E:, F:, and G:).

Close the registry editor when finished, and restart your computer immediately for this
change to take effect.

Important: neither of these methods will work if the drivers for the device are loaded in
CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT, since Windows 98 will not have control over these

If the devices are supported in Windows 98, you should remove the old drivers from these

Bud Allen
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter

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