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Windows 7: Hard drive Letter changed

22 Feb 2012   #1
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Hard drive Letter changed

Hi,
Whilst installing a new USB memory stick somehow One of my hard drive letters has changed from F to D?
Computer running Windows 7 starts up ok but most of my programmes and software were on the F drive and I cannot get WIndows EXplorer to work.
I've tried all the tutorials but cannot access any of the administrative programmes to change settings - just says device not ready.

Had to post this from the iPad!

Any help appreciated


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22 Feb 2012   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

can you please upload a screen shot of your disk management?

scrooge
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22 Feb 2012   #3
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Nope - no Internet on pc
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22 Feb 2012   #4
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

what drive letter is the USB memory stick on?

scrooge
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22 Feb 2012   #5
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

It's showing as G
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22 Feb 2012   #6
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

is there any drive showing f anymore?
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22 Feb 2012   #7
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

No just C and D. Can access both but cannot rename D to F

Has got something to do with registry settings in the local machine mounted devices - but I can't get into any administrative options to change anything.

Tried reg edit and it won't open
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22 Feb 2012   #8
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

sometimes it takes abit for others to post a answer. i myself don't no where else to go with it right now. (sorry)
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22 Feb 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Stormstorr,

You might unplug the USB drive, and see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before the drive letters changed may be able to undo and fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2012   #10
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your help - appreciate it.

Have tried the system restore and that won't open either.

Have everything backed up on external drive but lost all network connections too.

I can't believe that something as simple as a drive changing letters can cause so much trouble!
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