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June 24, 2010
6:19 PM
PCbasics
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This is REALLY WEIRD! i had to restart my computer and after i restarted my computer drives changed!….i have an external HD and it was the (G:) drive….now after restarting my computer….it was completely changed to (F:) drive!…..what is happening!…..this is REALLY bad because all my program files are G:/program files/XXXXXXX….so all my programs are not working exept for a few!Frown…please help!….all the software from the shortcuts and start menu arent working!……i also have tried accessing my old (G:) drive but i get an error message…Yell

 

 

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June 24, 2010
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There is only 1 way to solve this!

 

Pay a technician $40 to fix that tiny little problem. LoL, uhm sorry but I guess you would need a re-image if there’s nothing we can do. Wait a couple of days to see if Locu or someone else can help you. I dunno how to help you man… hopefully everything goes smoothly for you. Smile

 

BTW, one way to eliminate that problem is to download less. Yes yes, I know. There are so many stuff you want to download right? GAOTD, dot.Tech freebies, there’s too much! > <

 

Though, if you don’t download much… then good, keep that habit. Smile

 

~Joji~

June 24, 2010
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…is that your solution to every problem? Yell

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June 24, 2010
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Joji said:

BTW, one way to eliminate that problem is to download less. Yes yes, I know. There are so many stuff you want to download right? GAOTD, dot.Tech freebies, there’s too much! > <

 

Though, if you don’t download much… then good, keep that habit. Smile

 

~Joji~


 

Well how can i resist…i have 1 tb HD sitting there and i havent even use 25% of it!

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June 24, 2010
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My 1TB is networked so it’s slow :( 
Try this:

Right Click on My Computer

Select Manage

Select Disk Management

For a Fixed Disk:

Select it

Right click

Select Change Drive Letter and Path

Click on the Edit button

Enter in the letter you want to use

For a Removable Disk which sound like what you want:

In the lower, right hand panel, right click on the Disk or CD ROM #

Select Change Drive Letter and Path

Click on the Edit button

 

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/447808-remapping-drive-letters.html

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June 24, 2010
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Thanks i will try this but another way to do that might take FOREVER is changing all the shortcuts to the right drive…..Frown

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June 24, 2010
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PCbasics said:

Thanks i will try this but another way to do that might take FOREVER is changing all the shortcuts to the right drive…..Frown


 

???? What does that mean??? Smile What is “another way to do this”?  Why would you change all the shortcuts?  (And you’d never find all of them!)

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June 24, 2010
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Locutus said:

…is that your solution to every problem? Yell


Mhm… I’m not that techie like you are Locutus. Remember your’e probably 20 years old, I’m still 14. I’m the youngest here on dot.Tech. The secound youngest would probably be Con009 who’s 18 right now; last year of high school!

 

But remember, I said “if there’s nothing else we can do to help”… and I even said “wait for the other techies to help you out”. Mhm!

 

~Joji~

June 24, 2010
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@Joji:  I’ve finally come to the conclusion that you’re simply trying to boost your post count… Nice.

@PCbasics:

What were you doing before the restart? (If you don’t mind me asking)… That might help figure out why windows changed your drive letter assignment. I don’t mean to alarm you but if it happens again, I wouldn’t trust your external HD too much… Also If you could provide some info on the partition management of your drives it could help also.

June 24, 2010
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Gioneo said:

@PCbasics:

What were you doing before the restart? (If you don’t mind me asking)… That might help figure out why windows changed your drive letter assignment. I don’t mean to alarm you but if it happens again, I wouldn’t trust your external HD too much… Also If you could provide some info on the partition management of your drives it could help also.


 

to tell you the truth i dont even remember exactly why i had to restart but there was a pop up that said something like “you need to restart your computer…….stuff i dont remember/didnt even read…..do you want to restart now? (yes/no)

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Partion?..is this the partion???!

*i have no idea what a so called partion is……

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June 24, 2010
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That’s just a look at the partition or full drive.  A partition is a section–so if I were to make my external drive have 4 icons appear that each hold 250GB, then I would have 4 partitions.  You haven’t partitioned yours.

 

Have you tried the steps I posted yet?

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June 24, 2010
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Gioneo said:

@Joji:  I’ve finally come to the conclusion that you’re simply trying to boost your post count… Nice.

@PCbasics:

What were you doing before the restart? (If you don’t mind me asking)… That might help figure out why windows changed your drive letter assignment. I don’t mean to alarm you but if it happens again, I wouldn’t trust your external HD too much… Also If you could provide some info on the partition management of your drives it could help also.


One word. No. I am not boosting my post count. I wasn’t even thinking of boosting them. So please shush with your nonsense thinking I’m some sort of person who’s gonna wreck everyone’s lives forever or something.

 

I’m just trying to help k? PCbasics is my friend, but I just really don’t know what to do other than technician. Well, obviously the “technician part” is the last approach if all else fails. Though, I did tell him to becareful when downloading. I mean, if you don’t need it, why would you download and install it then? You never know if it would affect your computer greatly!

 

~Joji~

June 24, 2010
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Locutus said:

That’s just a look at the partition or full drive.  A partition is a section–so if I were to make my external drive have 4 icons appear that each hold 250GB, then I would have 4 partitions.  You haven’t partitioned yours.

 

Have you tried the steps I posted yet?


 

well i couldnt follow the steps exactly….cause i followed exactly what it said until the button part….

“Click on the Edit button Enter in the letter you want to use”

…..and what does it mean when it says “For a Fixed Disk:”….whats the so called fixed disk??!!10

 

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June 24, 2010
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@PCbasics:

You might want to consider partitioning (splitting) your external HD. For example from the pic you posted I can already tell that most likely you have two internal drives, one with partitions C and D (recovery) and the other one G… With your external HD being F…

Although…Confused  You also might have a single internal drive with 3 partitions C,D and G; but if that were the case windows would not have assigned your external HD as the G partition in the first place. So my money’s on the former ( “Local Disk” is somewhat a give away also Wink ).

 

 

June 24, 2010
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That sounds very confusing… I need pictures. Embarassed

 

~Joji~

June 25, 2010
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Joji said:

Locutus said:

…is that your solution to every problem? Yell


Mhm… I’m not that techie like you are Locutus. Remember your’e probably 20 years old, I’m still 14. I’m the youngest here on dot.Tech. The secound youngest would probably be Con009 who’s 18 right now; last year of high school!

 

~Joji~


Erm Joji, i finished secondry school today!!! did my last exam, btw i’m 15 and turn 16 in august, remember schools in other countries work differently.
 

In England we have to go to Primary school when we are 4, there are six year groups and we leave there at the age of about 11 or 10. Then we go to a Secondary school and stay there for years 7,8,9,10 and 11 until we are about 16 (i leave now and im 15 but i turn 16 in august so im ok) Then once we leave Secondary school, we can either get a job or we can go into further education, so we can go to college and do more learning and get better qualifications, and then if we want to go further, we can go to university.

 

Thats how it works here.

 

 

@PCBasics: I know your problem, it looks like you might have to take Locutus’ advice, thats the easiest way to do it:

 

Right Click on My Computer

Select Manage

Select Disk Management

Then Select Storage

Then go into either Removable Storage Or Disk Management It could be in either one

Select it your disk

Right click

Select Change Drive Letter and Path

Click on the Edit button

Enter in the letter you want to use

For a Removable Disk which sound like what you want:

In the lower, right hand panel, right click on the Disk or CD ROM #

Select Change Drive Letter and Path

Click on the Edit button

Thats the easiest way to fix it, plus if you know how to do it yourself, you’ll feel more confident about doing stuff like this.

@Locutus: I hope you don’t mind i just slightly, like two words added in to your original quote to further explain it and go into more detail, just to try and help out.

 

Cheers,

 

ConnCool

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
June 25, 2010
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1 hour from now, I have to do my last exam. Oh so Conn, your 15? Whoa… in Canada, at 6, we have to go to primary school. Had no idea England was 2 years ahead of us! Surprised

 

~Joji~

June 25, 2010
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OK…..this is the problem. I followed the directions until the part where it says “Enter the letter you want”….. the letter that I NEED is not there!…Surprised…..so now what??i cant type it in or anything!

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June 25, 2010
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I had the same problem with my TB drive. The letter got switched and now very few of my programs run. I have the same problem as PCbasics because the letter I need is not there either. Also, this happened to another one of my drives (a smaller 8GB flash drive). I did not partition the disk either and my drive is now basically useless. I just wanted to say, PCbasics, you’re not alone.

 

Oh and by the way,

 

Joji said:

I’m the youngest here on dot.Tech. 


 

I’m 13.

June 25, 2010
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PCbasics said:

OK…..this is the problem. I followed the directions until the part where it says “Enter the letter you want”….. the letter that I NEED is not there!…Surprised…..so now what??i cant type it in or anything!

 


Ah. This might be a problem. The reason it isn’t there is because it is already being used by another drive, like that picture that you showed way back up there^^^ shows another drive that does nothing with that letter, you need to change the drive letter of that one first to something you don’t use and then you should be able to use the one you want for the drive you want.

 

Okay? Or do i need to explain, just say if you need more.

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
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