Solved Problem Have to manually Assign Drive Letter to external HDD

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February 14, 2012 at 23:13:14
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate, 4gb
In my friends PC there was problem in reading External HDDs After Connecting Them The Drive letters are not been assigned, hence not visible, I have to go to partition manager ans Assign Drive Letters Manually.
This Even Happens if Same Harddrive Connected After Connecting Some Other HDDs

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February 16, 2012 at 06:34:52
"All Permanant Drives Letters are in serial only". That is normal, if I understand your statement.

I don't think there is anything wrong with your registry. I think your expectations of what is supposed to happen when introducing a new drive are off.



#1
February 15, 2012 at 00:30:31
Are you using the drive cross platform (PC/Mac)? Are you referring to a flash/pen drive or a USB external hard drive?

Is the drive partitioned and formatted?


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#2
February 15, 2012 at 00:59:14
Im referring A Partitioned Exterrnal Harddrive, ON Win7., its not pendrive, its hdd

That Ext HDD been read by other pcs well, Problem with this specific pc is, it does the same to all other ext hard drives(i tried partitioned ones, i didnt try unpartitioned ones, if i go for that i may hv to loast all data so dont advise that).


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#3
February 15, 2012 at 04:11:54
What drive letter are you assigning to that drive?

Are you using the safely remove icon to disconnect the drive prior to unplugging it?


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#4
February 15, 2012 at 05:54:40
Its not the case while removing n reusing, its the case with even the newly partitoined drive in use on other pc

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#5
February 15, 2012 at 06:36:28
You did not anser if drives are being used on both PCs & Macs.

If you move an external drive from one computer to another the drive letter assignment may not be the same. Normally the next available letter will be used. That letter is internal for each computer and is not attached to the drive itself.

What is the file format? NTFS, FAT32 or something else?

One thing to try next time you connect is to use a letter that leaves a gap between the letters already in use and the newly assigned letter. For instance assign the letter S for example.


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#6
February 15, 2012 at 21:12:53
Its FAT32, k i will be trying this.To Check back ur suggestion may take time, thx 4 reply.
But i wanna is there some wrong with the OS Registry r something. I tried Tuneup registry fix too but in vain

All Permanant Drives Letters are in serial only, still this occurs.


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February 16, 2012 at 06:34:52
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"All Permanant Drives Letters are in serial only". That is normal, if I understand your statement.

I don't think there is anything wrong with your registry. I think your expectations of what is supposed to happen when introducing a new drive are off.


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