deleting a drive "e"

I installed a program and placed the data on the "e" external drive.  I had problems even before I started and had to uninstall program and had a computer tech re install. He didn't listen and installed data on "c" drive which won't work for me.  So I uninstalled and when I am installing when I am asked to select a drive and I want to select "e" which is where I want and the "e" drive is in use as "ESP (E:) and files below that are related to the first install but it is not attached to the external drive.  I am installing on another computer and that is e drive and I need both "e" drives.  I have been using this system on my old XP machine  for 2 years and have had no problems.  When I go to "This computer" to see drives the "e"  drive does not show up.  How can I delete this drive?
Please help.
Gloria
glophillips1Asked:
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I suggest you remove ALL your external drives. All of them. Shut the computer down.

Start up, attach the drive you want and none other.

What letter does it get?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is "E" real at this point. Go to Computer, right click, Manage and see if the drive is there. You may be able to delete if the drive is no longer there.
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As mentioned above select manage. Then click on diskmanagement. Now right click the drive or partition that at the moment is assigned drive letter E and change that to something else. After that select your external disk and assign it drive letter E.
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glophillips1Author Commented:
This is what I get in disk management.  I am confused.  Shouldn't I see the "e" in the disk management list? I don't want to delete the wrong one.  Also attached the options I get when trying to select "e".  
Thank,
Gloria
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your second document looks like the drive E to delete if none other are currently attached.

Drive E did not show up in Disk Management.
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glophillips1Author Commented:
How do I delete if it doesn't show up in Disk Management?
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rindiCommented:
Maybe you haven't connected your external disk. If it isn't connected, you won't see it in diskmanagement.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try connecting the drive and then removing it properly. Eject it with the USB tool in the System Tray.
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glophillips1Author Commented:
It doesn't show up.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would just forget about it then. I do not suggest you muck in the registry to delete and it may go away after a few full shutdowns and restarts (not just restart but shut all the way down first).
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glophillips1Author Commented:
What I am trying to do is put data on external drive to use on lap top and this computer.  Before I had both external drives as "e" drives.  If I must name this computer drive "G" can I rename it on the other computer "G" for the external drive?
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rindiCommented:
If the letter isn't already being used by anything else, you can always assign the letter you want.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
What does the or odd the net cong command look like? If it shows that e is there bit disconnected you can use the net use e:\ /delete command.
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glophillips1Author Commented:
I have tried all suggestions and will just rename the external drive to "g" and that should solve my problem.  Thank you
Gloria
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@glophillips1  - Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.
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