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Changing primary DVD Drive

Posted by: Jimmy H.      21 May 2009 @ 18:36
Changing primary DVD Drive

The CD tray to my HP laptop broke, it will cost too much to repair for now so I bought an external DVD drive. This is ok when i want to run a single disc but i want to install a progam (Adobe) with 3 discs. I run the 1st disc then asks me to insert disc 2 into drive E, (the broken drive). How can I change this so my primary drive is the new external DVD drive??

Reply by: Seth N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Wembley, HA0      21 May 2009 @ 18:41
RE: Changing primary DVD Drive

Hi

Try to disable internal CD/DVD drive from BIOS setup.



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Reply by: Daniel F. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Walmer Bridge, PR4      1 Aug 2011 @ 14:35
RE: Changing primary DVD Drive

Follow these steps. Open Control Panel from the Start Menu, double click Administrative Tools and then double click Computer Management. On the left pane, you should see "Storage" then underneath that you should see a submenu labeled "Disk Management". Click on your E drive (old CD drive) and right click it and click "Change drive letter and paths", click Change and then choose something like "S". In the disk management section still, right click on your new external DVD drive and click "change drive letter and paths" and change it to the E drive. This will work perfect for your install, as you said Adobe is looking on the E drive for a disc. Also, in the disk management window, you should right click on your unused drive "S" (or whatever you chose" and click disable, so you wont need to use it again.

Good luck.

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