"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1" Error Message When You Start Your Computer
This article was previously published under Q330137
When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1
When you try to print a Microsoft Word document, you may also receive the following error message:
This issue occurs when all the following conditions are all true:
- You have a removable drive, such as an Iomega Zip drive, configured as drive letter C.
- You do not have a removable disk in the removable disk drive.
To resolve the issue, use one of the following methods:
- Insert a removable disk in the removable drive before you start the computer.
- Change the drive letter assignment for the removable drive to a letter other than C.
To change the drive letter assignments in Windows XP, follow these steps:
- Log on to the computer as Administrator.
- Insert a disk in the removable drive.
- Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
- Click Disk Management.
- Right-click the partition, logical drive, or volume that you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
- Click the removable drive, click it, click Change, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 330137 - Last Review: 09/23/2011 22:28:00 - Revision: 3.0
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition