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Floppy Disk Drive Letter

  1. #1


    Rob Guest

    Floppy Disk Drive Letter

    This is driving me crazy...

    I dual boot between XP & Vista.

    XP on C Drive and Vista on separate F Drive.

    I also have a DVD-ROM (E) and a DVD Writer (D) & Floppy Disk.

    When booted into XP the floppy disk shows as drive letter A, but in Vista it
    shows as drive letter B ?????

    How can I change the drive letter so floppy shows as A in Vista?

    I've looked in "Disk management" in both XP and Vista. In XP the floppy
    drive is listed under removable storage section but in Vista it isn't. In
    fact in Vista there isn't even a removable storage section to look under? So
    I can't change it there. Any Ideas?

    Cheers

    Rob


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    2.5GB DDR RAM
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  2. #2


    Rob Guest

    Re: Floppy Disk Drive Letter



    "Rob" <N@xxxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:5ADA2A6A-8137-4071-B2D2-F9DAED2F43F5@xxxxxx

    > This is driving me crazy...
    >
    > I dual boot between XP & Vista.
    >
    > XP on C Drive and Vista on separate F Drive.
    >
    > I also have a DVD-ROM (E) and a DVD Writer (D) & Floppy Disk.
    >
    > When booted into XP the floppy disk shows as drive letter A, but in Vista
    > it shows as drive letter B ?????
    >
    > How can I change the drive letter so floppy shows as A in Vista?
    >
    > I've looked in "Disk management" in both XP and Vista. In XP the floppy
    > drive is listed under removable storage section but in Vista it isn't. In
    > fact in Vista there isn't even a removable storage section to look under?
    > So I can't change it there. Any Ideas?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Rob
    >
    Panic over... did a bit of research on Google. Re-installed drive and
    controller and now it's back to A:

    Cheers

    Rob

    --
    Red meat isn't bad for you....Blue, Green fuzzy meat is bad for you.

    Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    Intel P4 3.0GHz
    2.5GB DDR SDRAM
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit
    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro
    Creative SB Audigy 2


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Floppy Disk Drive Letter

    You can protect your Vista recovery files from XP's volsnap.sys (it destroys
    your recovery files every time you boot XP otherwise) by making a registry
    change in XP. If you have not done this, see:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/926185

    "Rob" <N@xxxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9858F0F9-6D3B-4729-9B69-883FACA655A8@xxxxxx

    >
    >
    > "Rob" <N@xxxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:5ADA2A6A-8137-4071-B2D2-F9DAED2F43F5@xxxxxx

    >> This is driving me crazy...
    >>
    >> I dual boot between XP & Vista.
    >>
    >> XP on C Drive and Vista on separate F Drive.
    >>
    >> I also have a DVD-ROM (E) and a DVD Writer (D) & Floppy Disk.
    >>
    >> When booted into XP the floppy disk shows as drive letter A, but in Vista
    >> it shows as drive letter B ?????
    >>
    >> How can I change the drive letter so floppy shows as A in Vista?
    >>
    >> I've looked in "Disk management" in both XP and Vista. In XP the floppy
    >> drive is listed under removable storage section but in Vista it isn't. In
    >> fact in Vista there isn't even a removable storage section to look under?
    >> So I can't change it there. Any Ideas?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Rob
    >>
    >
    > Panic over... did a bit of research on Google. Re-installed drive and
    > controller and now it's back to A:
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Rob
    >
    > --
    > Red meat isn't bad for you....Blue, Green fuzzy meat is bad for you.
    >
    > Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    > Intel P4 3.0GHz
    > 2.5GB DDR SDRAM
    > Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit
    > ATI Radeon X1650 Pro
    > Creative SB Audigy 2

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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