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Can't change drive letter for DVD writer

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    Can't change drive letter for DVD writer

    Hi all! In Windows Explorer, the DVD RW drive appears as "E".
    I want it to be "Z". Normally this is easily changed in "Disk Management".

    But when I open Computer Management > Disk Management, I do not see the DVD RW drive.
    Just to clarify this is a physical disk (no virtual drive).

    I know I have seen it previousl in Disk Management, and changed the letter there, so I am not sure what the problem is now.
    All other disks appear as expected -these are all SATA hard drives.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2

    I've seen time that an optical drive was not recognized unless there was a disc in the drive. Try it with a disc in the drive.
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  3. #3

    Yes, you are right! That worked...
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Can't change drive letter for DVD writer

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