Drive Letters Moved


  1. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Drive Letters Moved


    I didn't know where else to post this. All of a sudden I lost some usb 2.0 & all 3.0 ports and my C: drive is now F:.
    I tried to remove my usb hubs so windows could re-detect them. No go. I deleted the partition on my ssd to reinstall and
    I still have a drive partition C:. I think one of my usb ports is using C: but have no way to prove it.
    So basicly I am asking where the usb drive letters are stored if not in the Windows partition ? The "bios" is UEFI if that matters and a Asus z-87 deluxe mobo. Would a bios reset be an option ? This machine has been running ok until now.

    As you can tell I am confused and have built machines for my use before.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro
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    ken1943 said:
    I didn't know where else to post this. All of a sudden I lost some usb 2.0 & all 3.0 ports and my C: drive is now F:.
    I tried to remove my usb hubs so windows could re-detect them. No go. I deleted the partition on my ssd to reinstall and
    I still have a drive partition C:. I think one of my usb ports is using C: but have no way to prove it.
    So basicly I am asking where the usb drive letters are stored if not in the Windows partition ? The "bios" is UEFI if that matters and a Asus z-87 deluxe mobo. Would a bios reset be an option ? This machine has been running ok until now.

    As you can tell I am confused and have built machines for my use before.
    One place to start is in Disk Management. On Win10 I right-click This PC in File Manager then click Manage.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I deleted the partition to reinstall. Trying to do a clean install, Win 10 wants a gpt disk instead of mbr. It is a
    120gig ssd !
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 141
    windows 10
       #4

    ken1943 said:
    I deleted the partition to reinstall. Trying to do a clean install, Win 10 wants a gpt disk instead of mbr. It is a
    120gig ssd !
    Conversion is possible from MBR to GPT, using a command line utility called gptgen or EaseUS Partition Master.
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  5. Posts : 187
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I got it up and running. Got the iso on a usb stick and the damn thing installed without a burp. Restored an image.

    This crap was really typical Windows stuff is all I can say.
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