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By bleustig ·
A couple of days ago a client's Compaq Deskpro 200's CD stopped being accessible. It seems that at that point, new CD ROM drives were being created on the system (visible through My Computer). There are about six drives none are accessible and their drive letters have precedence over the network drive mappings resulting in the inability to use certain network drives. I have tried to change the drive letters in Disk Manager but the drives are locked as if files are open.
Does anyone have anyideas as to how this happened and more importantly, how to rectify it?
Thanks

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by JOHN_WESTWORTH In reply to Imaginary CD ROM Drives

Has a removable drive been installed ? If so, this might help:Q134848

SYMPTOMS
If you reserve a range of drive letters for removable drives, inserting a drive
causes all the reserved drive letters to appear as if drives have been inserted.
CAUSE
When you reserve drive letters, they become visible to the system. If you insert
a drive with one partition, you can view the partition on the first reserved
drive letter. Other reserved drive letters result in "Not Ready" error messages
if you try to view them. If the removable drive contains multiple partitions,
the partitions become available on sequential reserved drive letters.

To reserve drive letters for removable drives, follow these steps:

1. Click the Start button, pointto Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2. Double-click the System icon.

3. On the Device Manager tab, double-click the branch containing the removable
drive, and then double-click the removable drive.

4. On the Settings tab, select the drive letter r

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by bleustig In reply to Imaginary CD ROM Drives

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by JOHN_WESTWORTH In reply to Imaginary CD ROM Drives

You can, but they have to be created in a Personal Address Book, so you'll have to add this as one of the services. Or you can use Outlook 2000 which will allow you to create groups in the standard contacts folder

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by Kurt G In reply to Imaginary CD ROM Drives

I have experienced this problem in the past. It was due to an incorrect/corrupted device driver. Although that may not be the cause of your problems, it's easy to load the correct CD ROM driver to eliminate that possiblity.

Good luck!

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