A maddening XP boot up problem, where all drive letters are changed to be sequential during 1-4 reboots following initial startup. I like my hard drive partitions to be C: > H: and my DVD drives to be X: & Y:. This leaves room for USB drives etc. in between. Normally this situation remains and I'm happy.
I recently added a Netgear SC101 NAS drive and placed this at W:. If this drive is connected and powered up when I boot the PC then it will reboot 1-4 times and all the drives will be mapped contiguously from C: to L: Remove the NAS, correct the letters and I can reboot as often as I like and drives don't change - until I reconnect the NAS and reboot .
Tried getting sense from Netgear - they just say it can't happen! If I could solve this I would recommend the SC101. Any suggestions anyone?
Win XP SP2 with all updates.
SATA boot & data drive on Silicon Image 3112 controller
IDE drive for virtual memory and backup.