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Solved Unable To Assign A Drove Letter Between C and I


JJG

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I have just installed Win 8 Home Premium on a clean Intel SSD after much struggling with my HP H8-1414's EFI BIOS. I have a HDD spinner to be used primarily for data and backup images. My problem is Disk Management will not allow me assign D: through H: as drive letters on partitions I create on the HDD. It automatically assigns I:. The only other device on the machine is the CD/DVD drive. No usb drives or any such thing. If I shrink C a little and create a partition on the SSD, the same thing happens -- not allowed to assign D through H.

I have many Office 2010 macro's and Windws scripts that depend on D and F. Win 8 is the first version I've used that wouldn't let use those letters.

What might I have done wrong to cause this and what can I do to fix it?

Thank you very much
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    3.1g Intel Core i5-3350P
    Motherboard
    Dell 0nW73C A000
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RADEON HD 7570
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung AMB23301
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    1920 x 1080
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    1TB Manufacturer not known
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drowe

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Quickly off the top of my head, Windows will hide drive letters of drives that don't have media in them. Do you have a multi-SD/CF/etc reader? They might be taking up the drive letters. Like theog says, look at your disk management and see where those letters are being used.
 

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    Windows 8

JJG

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Thank you

Here is the screen shot after a few futile attempts. I can see those missing letters are taken up by some devices that are not present but don't know how to fix it :)

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    3.1g Intel Core i5-3350P
    Motherboard
    Dell 0nW73C A000
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RADEON HD 7570
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung AMB23301
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Manufacturer not known
    Internet Speed
    Cox High Speen
    Browser
    Firefox

Tarka Dal

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Coryton Cardiff

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The problem 'seems' to be that the Hard drives are not in the natural flow so are arguing as to what drive is C and what drive is I, The natural progression of drives would be A,B,C,D and so on. So, if you were to name I drive as C, and then C drive as I, then the natural 'selection' process will occur.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Computer 1 of 4
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A78LT-M LE
    Memory
    4GB Kit (2x2GB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    PSU
    Cheapo
    Internet Speed
    30mb
    Other Info
    Computer 2 :~ Dell Inspiron - 1x 350gb & 1x 250gb - 6GB Memory - Win 7 | Computer 3 :~ Samsung 355v5C Notebook - 6Gb Mem - Win8 2Core| Computer 4:~ Samsung 355v5C Notebook - 6Gb Mem - Win8 4Core

theog

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#7
The OP has

A: & B: for Floppys
C: Windows 8 CAN NOT CHANGED
D: Removable
E: Removable
F: Removable
G: Removable
H: DVD drive
To I: not showing

OP can follow the tutorial above change.
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Desktops x 5

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JJG

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Quickly off the top of my head, Windows will hide drive letters of drives that don't have media in them. Do you have a multi-SD/CF/etc reader? They might be taking up the drive letters. Like theog says, look at your disk management and see where those letters are being used.
You were right on the money as Diskmangement show.

Thanks to both you and Theog
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    3.1g Intel Core i5-3350P
    Motherboard
    Dell 0nW73C A000
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RADEON HD 7570
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung AMB23301
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Manufacturer not known
    Internet Speed
    Cox High Speen
    Browser
    Firefox

Tarka Dal

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Coryton Cardiff

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#9
My bad!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Computer 1 of 4
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4A78LT-M LE
    Memory
    4GB Kit (2x2GB)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 18"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    PSU
    Cheapo
    Internet Speed
    30mb
    Other Info
    Computer 2 :~ Dell Inspiron - 1x 350gb & 1x 250gb - 6GB Memory - Win 7 | Computer 3 :~ Samsung 355v5C Notebook - 6Gb Mem - Win8 2Core| Computer 4:~ Samsung 355v5C Notebook - 6Gb Mem - Win8 4Core