Wot is an E: Drive?

I am not good with technology and have had my computer for a week now and previously had a D: A: and C: drive yet with my new pc i have a C: A: and and E: drive im so conused because i cant acces my D: drive any more as its not on the my computer and i now have an E: drive which is my unknown drive, ive tried deleting it but its like a virus covering my D: drive because its immitating it or some thing, big problem…TELL ME ABOUT IT!

Tell us more about your PC.
How many hard disks do you have? How many CD-ROM/DVD/CD-R(W) drives do you have?

What kind of WIndows version do you have?
What kind of CD writing software did you install?

What did you do last before this happened?

could be an harddisk or an cd-rom or even a burner

did you add an extra harddisk or cd-rom player?/

Ive got one cddrive one harddrive and a floppy which is A: C: D: on my old one at least but my pc now is A: C: and the mystical E:!!! where had my D: gone as i cant use my cd drive can i?!

try to put a cd in de e: drive
and then open then read the drive

i guess it just changed drive letter…and nothign changed

so your trying to say an E: drive can be the same as a D: drive ???a D: drive is always a cd drive isnt it?


i have for example;
a: diskdrive
c/d/e: hardddisks
f/g/h dvdburner/dvd-rom/cd-burner

it depends on how many stuff you have

Right click the E: drive, select properties and look what it says.
I too have A:, C:, D:, E:, F:, G:, H:, altough those last ones are not real but mounted drives :slight_smile:

You can rename your E: to D: if you want. What operating system are you using?

The drive letter is a way to tell the user what data he/she is accessing. Its only a reference, if the name changed, that doesnt mean that the actual drive changed.

Hey I’ve got a Z, X, P, O, N, M, L, G, F, E, D, and C drive.
What’s an A drive??

I actually have C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,X,Y,Z

I also do not believe in floppy drives:bigsmile:

Originally posted by aaronwt
Hey I’ve got a Z, X, P, O, N, M, L, G, F, E, D, and C drive.
What’s an A drive??

Usually, an A-drive is the floppy drive in your system. It could be different (although that’s highly unusual)!

This is my setup:
A: floppy
C: harddisk, system files
D: mounted network disc, documents
E: harddisk, games partition (still empty :/)
F: harddisk, data partition
G: harddisk, data partition
H: harddisk, exchange partition
I: DVD writer
J: DVD reader
K: CD writer
L: CD writer
M: mounted network drive, music
P: mounted network drive, pictures
S: mounted network drive, software
Q: removable drive, memory stick
V: mounted network drive, video files
X: mounted network drive, ftp
Z: virtual drive
/dev/hdb2: Linux ext 3partition
/dev/hdb3: Linux SWAP partition

As you can see, I’ve got quite a deal of different drives all used in myself determined rank…

My point: any drive letter can be about anything, except for A, B and C (in standard situations that is)…

I was just kidding. I haven’t used a floppy in years.

Originally posted by aaronwt
I was just kidding. I haven’t used a floppy in years.