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I reinstalled Windows XP and now my A:(3 1/2 Floppy) and B:(LS120) drives are reversed. My M/B Bios has no drive swap setting and the disk management utility does not list them.
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by:aladdin1948
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I found the answer my self the procedure is:
1.      From Start, click Run, type "Regedt32.exe" (without the quotation
marks), click OK.
2.      Locate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices.
3.      Right-click and choose export to back up this key.
4.      Right-click "\DosDevices\A:" in the right panel, and then click Rename,
change its name to "\DosDevices\B:".
5.      Right-click "\DosDevices\B:" in the right panel, and then click Rename,
change its name to "\DosDevices\A:".
6.      Restart the computer to test this issue.
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by:Pete Long
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Outstanding!

Id have just swapped the cable round!

well done

Pete
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by:aladdin1948
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You could not swap cables as one is a floppy and one is IDE
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by:Pete Long
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OIC never worked on an LS120 drive, but Ive learned two things now :0)
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by:waffleironhead
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since you sloved your own issue you should head over to community support and ask them to paq this and refund your points

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by:waffleironhead
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paq/refund...asker solved

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