I used to have both a CD-ROM and a DVD-ROM fitted to my computer. I removed both the old CD-ROM and old DVD-ROM. Then upgraded to only one DL DVD-ROM (Pioneer DVD-111D)on the system. However I'm still left with the old CD-ROM icon in "My Computer" also the drive letter does't appear in "Disk Management". I would like to get rid of this irritating icon, and would like to use the drive letter for my new external HDD. I tried a new ribbon and even reversed it to see if that would help - still there. I checked in the BIOS and "Device Manager" and it does not appear there either. Help! What is the trick.
Hi Slayer, I went to disk management and tried to change the drive letter of my new WD "My Book" ext HDD but the drive letter "F" is missing from the drop down. My new DVD-ROM is "D" and I can't change that (no options when right-clicked). I tried to change the drive letter on the other drives as well. "C" my boot drive won't have it and the "E" drive (which is only in temporarly)drop down also has the "F" missing. The "F" was my old CD-ROM that is now no longer part of the system, although Windows thinks so. Thanks Hlope.
I didn't mention that I had originally fitted the new DVD-ROM to an old short 39 pin ribbon without no slave connection. Thinking that this might be the problem, I changed it to the original Asus ribbon, the "F" drive letter is still missing from the drop-down menu in drive management.