I just installed a card reader in my new computer and it completely screwed up my drive letters, it has four slots and assigned a drive letter to each. Its an internally mounted USB reader, so it shows up as 4 different USB mass storage devices. Can I change these letters with my DVD drive so they will read in order? Or will changing the drive letter from a USB device to a DVD-RW screw things up.
Change them as you see fit, no problems will occur.
nah m8 should be fine, you can change drive letters by going into
control panel>admin tools>comp management>disk management>
you can then right click on whatever device and change it, one thing though is that say for example you want to change device x to :F and something else is using :F you will need to change the device using :F to something else that isnt being used first.
letter changes should only screw with things such as links if you are say running a program from :F and you change :F to :E you will need to change the link to point to :E, but for card readers and Opticals it shouldnt be a problem unless you are e.g linking to a specific drive with an icon on the desktop etc
Thanks to both you and Mr. Brownstone. I am up to 0 already and would like to keep them in order. As “A” is the Floppy and “C” is my Raptor, then we get all mixed up as to what is what. I would like to make all my BenQs (6) E,f,g,h,i,j,then my Necs K,L, and my LG 4163 M, and then the card reader O,p,Q,R. (Saving D for a second HD)
Thanks Ashmo, but my problem was not drive letter related. I hooked my printer which is connected by a parralell port cable (ilink) so it took up the one internal firewire port I had, so when I turned on my external DVD-Drive connected by firewire external it did not work, I guess this MB only supports 1 firewire device, so luckily my external DVD-RW also connects by USB2 and as soon as I used the USB cable it worked fine. I cannot believe this ASUS MB A8N32-SLI-Dekuxe only supports 1 firewire device. Now I have an external firewire port I can’t use, because of my printer.
alan1476, when you say “ilink” are you talking about a ordinary printer parallel cable or an adapter cable. Any pic or link?
(The only “ilink” cable I can think of would be USB to parallel)
Reason I ask this is because your mobo has a Parallel port that can be used by ordinary IEEE 1284 parallel printer cable.
According to your mobo’s manual you have two firewire connectors (sec. 2-28) and onbord parallel port is working like any ordinary printer port with its own address and IRQ (sec 4-29).
i-link is another name for IEEE194 aka FireWire.
Parallel port and nowadays more and more printers are connected via usb.
Thanks chef for enlightening me… Although I think there is a typo, the firewire I know of is IEEE [B]1394[/B].
alan1476, if you indeed connected your printer to firewire then I’m not surprised you only have one firewire port available now.
Yes Pinto2, it was my mistake, you are exactly right its 1284 not 1394. My mistake.