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Windows 7: Drive letter assignment problem


21 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Drive letter assignment problem

My laptop computer has a built-in card reader for Memory Sticks and SD cards to which Windows 7 assigns two drive letters. As I never use the Memory Stick reader I would like to use the drive letter assigned to it for one of the partitions of the hard disk. The problem is that the Memors Stick reader does not show up in Disk Management as long as it is empty - and I haven't got any Memory Stick. How can I re-assign the card reader's drive letter although there is no Memory Stick inserted?

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21 Feb 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avoelp View Post
My laptop computer has a built-in card reader for Memory Sticks and SD cards to which Windows 7 assigns two drive letters. As I never use the Memory Stick reader I would like to use the drive letter assigned to it for one of the partitions of the hard disk. The problem is that the Memors Stick reader does not show up in Disk Management as long as it is empty - and I haven't got any Memory Stick. How can I re-assign the card reader's drive letter although there is no Memory Stick inserted?
If the card reader has 2 drivers you may be able to disable the unused one.

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?



If not why does it matter what drive letter a partition has?
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21 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try disabling the reader in the Device Manager.
The drive letter should become available in Disk Management.
Reassign it to the new drive or partition.
Enable the reader in Device Manager.
The reader should get enabled to a new drive letter by the OS.
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21 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

... worked ;-)
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