An example of a standard drive-letter scheme might look like this:
|A: Floppy Disk|
|B: Second Floppy Disk (optional)|
|C: Primary Hard Drive|
|D: Secondary Hard Drive (optional)|
You can use as many drive letters as there are letters in the alphabet, if you'd like. You can also customize your computer by assigning a letter to a CD-ROM, CD-R, or CD-RW drive, if that letter isn't already assigned elsewhere.
To assign a drive letter to your CD-ROM drive, follow these steps:
- Single-click the Start button, mouse-over Settings, single-click the Control Panel, and double-click the System icon.
- When the System Properties box opens, select the Device Manager tab and make sure to check the "View devices by type" radio button.
- Double-click the CD-ROM icon to expand the list of CD-ROM(s) installed.
- When the list expands, double-click the CD-ROM you wish to assign a new letter to.
- In the CD-ROM Drive Properties dialog box select the Settings tab.
- To change the drive letter, go to the "Reserved drive letter" field.
- You can assign a range of letters or a single letter by making the Start and End letters the same.
- Select OK when finished making the change.
- You must restart your computer to implement the new drive letter.