View Full Version : Accidentally mounted an image to a real drive

01.08.2005, 20:32
Operating System: Windows XP Home
Burning Software: None
Anti-virus Software: Symantec AntiVirus
DAEMON Tools Version: 3.47

I own a laptop which has a MATSHITA DVD/CDRW drive. I accidentally mounted an image to this drive, and when I unmounted, the drive has "forgotten" that it can write CDs. Whenever I insert a blank CD, the drive label turns from "DVD/CD-RW Drive" to "CD Drive" and the blank CD refuses to open, asking me to insert a disc. Also, software that burns CDs fail to detect a burning device.

Should I "Safely remove hardware", reboot, and reinstall the device with its Windows XP drivers?

01.08.2005, 21:01
What do you mean "mounted an image to a real drive"? You assigned the drive letter of a virtual device over the drive letter previously owned by your Matsushita writer?
Run diskmgmt.msc then and re-assign the drive letters - reboot may required to be able to change the drive letter back to the original one.

02.08.2005, 05:29
according to diskmgmt, there are no problems... It recognizes my CD drive fine... Even in My Computer the drive displays as "DVD/CD-RW Drive (D:)" The problem is when inserting a blank CD, instead of changing the label to "Blank CD" and allowing me to open it for drag-and-drop files (or allowing other applications to use it), it displays the label as "CD Drive (D:)" and asks me to enter a CD.