There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into Drive\Device\Harddisk6\DR6

I have two external hard drives, on which I keep a lot of my data.  If I disconnect one of them and reconnect it after rebooting, so that it gets assigned a different drive letter, several of my programs (including Adobe Acrobat) will give me the above error whenever I start them.  Is there any way to make them stop doing that, besides re-installing them?  Thanks for any help.

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 1,818 Applies to:

Hi Crutchfield Jim,

Which drive letter is assigned for your external drive?

This issue occurs when all the following conditions are all true:

   * You have a removable drive configured as drive letter which is already reserved such as C.

   * You do not have a removable disk in the removable disk drive.

As per your previous post, you seem to have fixed the issue by performing a clean installation. Did you try changing the drive letter again?

To fix this issue, change drive letter assignment for your external drive to X: or Z: which is not reserved by some other drive on windows.

You can refer this article for help.

"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1" Error Message When You Start Your Computer

Steps hold equally good for Windows 7.


Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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