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Conflict with internal DVD/CD player and new internal hard

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Conflict with internal DVD/CD player and new internal hard

    I ordered a computer in 2014. I installed an internal hard drive and named it E: (C: is the main drive, D: is the recovery partition). An internal DVD/CD player was included, however, I did not notice that it wasn't working until after installing the hard drive as E:. I tried to fix the DVD/CD player and it seemed simple: a wire was hanging out and just had to snap it into place.

    When I did that, the computer refused to load and was stuck on the HP startup screen for hours (literally). I disconnected the E: internal hard drive and rebooted. After a few minutes, the computer loaded into Windows and the DVD/CD player was now E: and worked.

    How can I keep the internal hard drive as E: and still have a working DVD/CD player? How can I force Windows to use another letter for the DVD/CD player instead of it automatically assigning it E and coming into conflict with the hard drive?

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  2. #2

    I don't have windows 8, but I think the procedure is the same:
    Go to "disk management" and find your CD/DVD drive and rename it "F"
    then reattach your Hard drive and go back to disk management and name it "E".

    then reboot and all should be fine.
    Good luck
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  3. #3

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    shut down - plug in the HDD - reboot
    windows should auto assign drive letters
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