I've lost my Drive

  trojan99 22:14 04 Feb 2003
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My 40gb hard drive is partitioned in 3, and labelled drives C,D & E. My DVD rom is labelled F and my CDRW was labelled (can you guess?... yep G)a month ago is installed a flash media card reader to down load piccies from my digital camera, when installed it labelled itself G read the details from my camera no problem, but now I've lost my CDRW cant access it - still get power to it, but no audio or data CD will play in it and i cant access it from My computer or anywhere else i can think of?
Anyone??????
Help
Chris

  Giggle n' Bits 22:22 04 Feb 2003

for this drive ?

  fahs 22:31 04 Feb 2003

What OS are you running?

  trojan99 22:41 04 Feb 2003

OS is 98SE and i aint sure i can locate the installation disk for the CDRW?

  trojan99 22:44 04 Feb 2003

another issue is... even if i reinstalled the drivers for the CDRW next time i insert my media card reader (USB) will it do the same again. how cna i resolve this problem?

  Worf100 22:46 04 Feb 2003

Try entering :-
Control Panel
System
Device Manager
Look under 'CD ROM' and use 'Properties' to reset your CD-RW drive to 'G' & 'G'

If that fails try doing same with card reader (with a card in it) and set to 'H' & 'H'

You may also need to check that the card reader is down in 'options' as 'removable'

  woodchip 22:53 04 Feb 2003

Go to device manager and remove the CD rom it will re-detect it

  woodchip 22:54 04 Feb 2003

Go to device manager and remove the CD rom it will re-detect it

PS after you reboot

  trojan99 23:22 04 Feb 2003

Hanx for the advice folks, but my DVD is shown in device manager, but the CDRW is no longer there?

  Switcher 23:28 04 Feb 2003

Check autoexec.bat and config.sys for statement such as LASTDRIVE = G

  trojan99 23:30 04 Feb 2003

And then do what Switcher?

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