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jgr789
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Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

I just bought a Dell Dim E510 with 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW.  I also wanted the 13 in 1 media card reader and the Floppy disk drive.  I was disappointed that the Floppy was an external unit because I thought it was going to be built in, however they built in the media card reader.
 
My question here is and I hope it's not a really stupid one, when I open "My Computer", it lists Local disk (C); but then it lists under Devices with Removable Storage: 3 1/2 Floppy (A); then Removable Disk (D), (E), (F), and (G), DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I) .  This is my first experience with Windows XP so I'm not at all sure what I'm looking at.  I actually have an external drive that I would like to install but I don't know what will happen with all those Drive letters.
 
My old computer had Win 98 and when I added a second hard drive with partitions and a CD Burner, I had several Drives listed but I knew that each letter either represented a hard drive or a partition. With this new computer, I'm not sure what Drives D, E, F and G are referring to.  I'm assuming C isn't partitioned into smaller drives because the D - G are listed under Devices with Removable Storage. It just seems very confusing.
 
Again, I'm hoping this isn't a really stupid question. 
 
The other problem I have is I'm not at all sure what I can do with the 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW drives.  Are there any instructions or articles around that could help me learn about them?
 
Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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osprey4
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Re: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

Looks like you must have a card reader. You can change the drive letters if you like.
 
The dual drives come in handy for doing disc-to-disc copies. Most of the time, you'll use your ROM drive, and only once in a while will you be burning discs in the DVD±RW.
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jgr789
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Re: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

Are you saying Drives D,E,F and G are the card reader?
 
Thanks.
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Skybird
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Re: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

Yes, D, E, F, and G are the card readers; and H and I are the CD drives.
If you add a removable hard drive it will likely be J.

My system has the card reader also and matches you letters, except, my
hard drive has three partitions, C, J, and K.
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youngnot
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Re: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

I have seen yor name on a lot of reply post I am new to the forum and so far it's better than the dell tech support. I have the same setup on an e310 I made dvd rom d and dvdrw e dvd's on ide primary both drives jumpers set to master there is a loose orange wire parallel to data cable. card reader on ide secondary is this normal? I had to reinstall xp after ghost 2003 wouldn't see usb keyboard.I'd rather have a floppy is the success rate pretty good on repairing mbr? unknown partition fat 32 healthy fat partitions deleted.sorry for the verbosity mike
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osprey4
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Re: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

Mike:

Sorry, you've completely stumped me. What is your question?

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1barnwell
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RE: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

jgr789 wrote the following post at 29 Jan 2006 9:18 PM:

I just bought a Dell Dim E510 with 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW.  I also wanted the 13 in 1 media card reader and the Floppy disk drive.  I was disappointed that the Floppy was an external unit because I thought it was going to be built in, however they built in the media card reader.
 
My question here is and I hope it's not a really stupid one, when I open "My Computer", it lists Local disk (C); but then it lists under Devices with Removable Storage: 3 1/2 Floppy (A); then Removable Disk (D), (E), (F), and (G), DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I) .  This is my first experience with Windows XP so I'm not at all sure what I'm looking at.  I actually have an external
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beamermt79
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RE: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

Can someone lock this thread, its older then dirt...

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shesagordie
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RE: Removable Disk D, E, F, G, DVD Drive (H)and DVD-RW Drive (I)

This thread has been locked due to it's age, if you have a similar issue, please use the 'New Post' feature at the top of this page and start a new thread.
  
Bev. 
 

 

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