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Can't Remove Drive Letter RRS feed

  • Question

  • In "My Computer" I have a D: with a red circle and white question mark.
    I have tried to remove it and I cannot.

    Properties says zero bytes free, zero used, zero in size, type RAW.
    Drive does not appear in Disk Management.

    It used to map to a shared folder on the path C:\development\shared\etc\.

    My CD drive is mapped to G:

    It has dropped the share and now I can't get rid of the mapping and I can't re-use the drive letter.
    It is not listed Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network.
    In a DOS box, it is not listed if I enter "net use".
    subst d: /d does not work and yields "Invalid parameter - D:"

    I need to regain access to d:

    How do I fix this?

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 5:41 PM

Answers

  • if you want to remove or change the drive letter, then first login as an administrator

    right click on my computer and click manage.

    on the left hand side you will find DISK MANAGEMENT

    when it connects to the virtual disk service you will find out all your drives in it, including your hard drives and cd drive

    just right click on the drive and select change drive letter and Path.

    Click on the change button on the dialog box and select a new drive letter from the Drop down menu.

     

    If there is any error, try in Safe Mode.

    Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:21 AM

All replies

  • if you want to remove or change the drive letter, then first login as an administrator

    right click on my computer and click manage.

    on the left hand side you will find DISK MANAGEMENT

    when it connects to the virtual disk service you will find out all your drives in it, including your hard drives and cd drive

    just right click on the drive and select change drive letter and Path.

    Click on the change button on the dialog box and select a new drive letter from the Drop down menu.

     

    If there is any error, try in Safe Mode.

    Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:21 AM
  • Excellent.

    Thanks

    7Z

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 4:34 PM