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Windows 7: The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist...

29 Jan 2017   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist...

Good day,

I am trying to reinstall a game I previously had installed on a external drive(G: drive). The external drive crashed, appears to be permanently AWOL as well!

I suspect this is where the hangup is when I try to install the game to a new drive.

I have since add a new internal SSD (B: drive) but when running the game setup, I am prompted to either repair the existing installation or remove the game.

If I am guessing correct, windows? is still looking for the G: drive for this install even though the G: drive is no longer.

I removed all related folders I could find, used advanced system care in hopes to cleanup the registry. But, when I try to run the setup for the game (LOTRO) I receive this message after either choice of repair or remove:

"The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not accessible. Please select another."

Problem is, there is no other choice, after selecting ok, the setup closes. I am never given the prompt for which drive to install to.

I blame Sauron...just easier that way!

Is there a way for me to unassociate the old install from the G: drive that is gone?

Any insight is appreciated,


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon(TM) RX 460 Graphics, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: B: 223 GB (71 GB Free); C: 111 GB (15 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P35-DS3R
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. Drive b is reserved for a floppy disk why can't you just change the b to b in disk Management?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2017   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

I think Windows selected B: when I installed it. It has worked just fine since installing it, I do have some large installs on there and was hoping to not have to re-download/install everything on there.

I am a little confused as to why the drive being B: would cause a problem just for this install. All other programs installed on it are running smooth.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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