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chartwise
12-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Using the Safely Remove Hardware icon to remove a USB pen drive I accidentally clicked on the F,G drives which removed them instead

These drive letters referred to the memory card readers.
Could anyone please tell me how to get Windows to recognize them again?

These drives are built in with the floppy drive (yes I know) although the floppy drive itself still works OK

All help much appreciated

oracleguy
12-07-2011, 10:26 PM
If you go into device manager and press the toolbar button for "scan for hardware changes" they will probably come back. Alternatively rebooting I would imagine would cause them to come back.

chartwise
12-09-2011, 04:03 PM
If you go into device manager and press the toolbar button for "scan for hardware changes" they will probably come back. Alternatively rebooting I would imagine would cause them to come back.

Thanks but neither of these brought them back but I found that doing a System Restore has.

Major Payne
12-10-2011, 09:05 AM
Additional info even though you used Restore:

USBDLM V4.6.9.2 - USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows 2000, XP and Other (http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html)

chartwise
12-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Additional info even though you used Restore:

USBDLM V4.6.9.2 - USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows 2000, XP and Other (http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html)

Thanks for this info.
I have wondered for a long time why the drive letter B is never used.
Anyone know why?

Major Payne
12-10-2011, 03:28 PM
See: What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for? (http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for) Made working in DOS easier. Some "B" drives may have been a floppy and not the diskette version like the "A" drive.

"DOS operating system designated two drives, A and B, strictly for floppy drives. Why? Because many early computers didn't have native hard drives -- they booted from Drive A, and ran applications from Drive B." Source (http://ask.yahoo.com/20050304.html)

chartwise
12-10-2011, 06:39 PM
See: What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for? (http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for) Made working in DOS easier. Some "B" drives may have been a floppy and not the diskette version like the "A" drive.

"DOS operating system designated two drives, A and B, strictly for floppy drives. Why? Because many early computers didn't have native hard drives -- they booted from Drive A, and ran applications from Drive B." Source (http://ask.yahoo.com/20050304.html)

Many thanks

Major Payne
12-10-2011, 11:37 PM
Certainly welcome. Kinda miss the DOS days. :P

GoldenAxe
12-16-2011, 03:25 PM
Thanks for this info.
I have wondered for a long time why the drive letter B is never used.
Anyone know why?

Letter B is actually reserved for second floppy drive. But in a networking environment, this letter can be used to map a network drive on server side script.

jsherry
12-30-2011, 12:42 PM
go to "MY Computer" properties
click on add device if you unable to find what actually you want attach, you might click on refresh ions.
I expects it must works........



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