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    usb drive letter conflict (xp sp2)

    The other day I was upgrading one of the work machines to xp. It is connected to a lan with adsl. Before I connected to the internet and network, I used my usb flask drive to load up the anti-virus program. The key installed as normal as Drive E and all went well. I then removed the key and set up the office network and mapped some network drives, the first as E. I later found that when I connected my flash key, it said it was connected as a usb mass storage device but would not show in My Computer as a drive. It was not until I re-mapped drive E to a different letter that the flash key showed as drive E.

    Is there a way to make xp redesignate the flash key to a new letter?

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    Re: usb drive letter conflict (xp sp2)

    Not sure about a USB device but try this: Right Click 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'. In the Computer Management console select Disk Management. In the right pane - right click the device and select 'Change drive letter and paths'. Change to what you wish.

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    Re: usb drive letter conflict (xp sp2)

    Thankyou, thats what I was after.
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