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Richard104chd asked on

Error Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1

Get this error trying to run a program which was installed on a USB hard drive.  How do I fix it?
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Debleena S replied on

Hi Richard104chd,

Were you able to run the program earlier?

I would suggest you to run the program from the USB hard drive itself where the installation folder of the program is present and check if the issue reappears.

For now, let’s follow these steps and check if it solves the issue.

Change the drive letter assignment for the USB drive to a letter other than C.

1.     Log on to the computer as Administrator.

2.     Insert a disk in the removable drive.

3.     Type computer management in the start search box and hit Enter.

4.     Click Disk Management.

5.     Right-click the partition, logical drive, or volume that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

6.     Click the removable drive, click it, click Change, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

Hope the information helps. Please post back and let us know.

Debleena S
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