Ok here's the story. This is the third time that my Optical drive letters reset themselves.
I set them as X, Y, and Z, to allow for continual drive lettering of any new harddrive partitions.
The system worked fine, until recently, where it seems my computer decided that it was time to switch them back to K L and M
Third time in 2 weeks. I'm starting to get pissed.
All I did was reboot, cause my internet wasnt connecting. ( cable )
I'm at a loss of knowing what to do. All I did the last 2 times was put the letters back to what I made them to be, but they regressed, again.
Oh, correction however. It's not just the optical drives. All drive letter assignment is reset. My external drive, which usually assigns its partitions to L and M, have reverted to K and L
( scince my primary harddrive has 8 partitions, from C to J )
Well, I found where in the registry these informations are stored ( im pretty sure most of you already know, but ok. )
So I see that in /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices all the drive letters are listed
But, they go from C: to O: , with all my partitions and optical drives
However, My drive scheme should be as follows.
C - J : Disk 1 partitions
K: - Removable drives
L and M - Disk 2 partitions
X Y Z optical drives.
But they have been automatically changed to C to O,
C-J Disk 1
N O Disk 2
Interesting fact though, the registry added another registry key right above MountedDevices, MountedDevice1
And MountedDevice1 contains the correct information.
What could be causing this, and what can be done to stop it?
Edited by Vaillant, 06 February 2006 - 04:35 PM.