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Registry Editing Tips

Changing CD-ROM Drive Letters

Select the drive from the device list in the Device Manager, and click Properties. A property sheet opens containing a property page that shows the drive letters available for this device. For a CD-ROM drive, you can alter the range of possible drive letters (for example, E: through H:).

The drive letters used by a particular controller are stored in the drive controller's subkey of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum branch. Each of these subkeys contains the CurrentDriveLetterAssignment value set to the name of the assigned drives The assignment of a drive letter to a specific piece of hardware involves vendor-specific information, so you need detailed advice from the vendor about how to change a drive letter.

The AutolnsertNotiftcation value controls Windows notification regarding whether a CD-ROM is inserted into a drive. A value of 01 enables notification.

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