I was having bad BSOD problems yesterday, and tried to boot with an emergency boot disk so I could restore to my last good image copy. But I couldn't boot from my CD/DVD drive. Further investigation shows some confusing data that I don't know how to resolve.
When I run the Windows Disk Management utility, it shows a Disk 0 (my C: drive), Disk 1 (an external hard drive assigned to F:), and CD-ROM 0 (my DVD-ROM drive, assigned to D:.
But in Windows File Manager, under This PC, I see my C: drive, followed by CD Drive F:, followed by my External Drive G:. If I put a CD or DVD in the drive, then I see a new entry in File Manager. It adds the line DVD/RW Drive D:, but it still shows CD Drive F: as the next item. If I remove the disk then the line DVD/RW Drive D: disappears, but the line CD Drive F: remains.
With a disk in the DVD drive, if I click on F: in File Manager then it tells me to insert a disk into CD Drive F: There is no second drive to insert a disk to. If I click on D: in File Manager I see the contents of the disk.
When I go into the Device Manager, it sees the DVD/CD drive OK, but there is no other installed device that would equate to what I see as F: in File Manager.
So I think I need to have file manager eliminate the F: drive, and recognize my DVD drive as D: and my External Drive as E:
And I don't know how, or if, I can do that, which is why I'm looking for some help. Why does File Manager list C:, F:, G: with no disk in the drive, and C:, D:, F:, G: with a disk in the drive, and how do I fix it? And what happened to E: ??
Thanks a lot.