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Error 1324: A Possible Solution [Windows XP]

So I log on to my computer today and I start getting this error message… Error 1324. Apparently this error has to do with an improper location or path of an application. I was really puzzled because applications were trying to reinstall themselves automatically, seemingly out of nowhere and for no reason.

Once again, the problem seemed to originate with Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional. But, it didn’t stop there. It was happening with Office 2007, too. I’d try to open Word and, once again, Office began trying to reinstall itself.

After a little bit of investigation, and deductive reasoning, I’d found out the cause of the problem. For some reason, the drive letter on my hard drive had changed from G to H, so every single reference (path) to every single program on my secondary hard drive was incorrect. For example, when I installed Adobe, the path was G:\Adobe. But, when the drive letter changed, my computer was still trying to find Adobe in G:\Adobe, when in actuality, it was now H:\Adobe.

I should note that I use a separate hard drive for my programs and storage.

So, to spare the details of this story, here’s the solution:

  1. Open up the Control Panel.
  2. Open Administrative Tools.
  3. Open Computer Management
  4. On the left, click on Disk Management.
  5. Right-click on the drive you want to change the drive letter of and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths…”
  6. Change the drive letter to the one you want it to be. (Make sure no other drives currently use the letter you want.)
  7. Shut down your computer, then power back up.

I’m not exactly sure what caused the drive letter to change, but I have an idea that it’s my CD/DVD image management software – MagicISO. My virtual CD/DVD drive ended up with my hard drive letter – G, and my hard drive ended up with H.

Read a book.

Categories: All, Errors, Hacks/Tricks, Internet
  1. Idetrorce
    Saturday December 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  2. Saturday December 15, 2007 at 10:26 AM

    What exactly don’t you agree with? I did, in fact, solve this problem for myself. So, whether or not you agree with me is irrelevant as concerning this being a solution to the problem.

    Possibly you disagree with my assumptions as to what caused the error? Be more specific. I only post entries like this to expand knowledge and to help people. If you know what causes this error, please elaborate.

    Maybe you could expand a little as to why and what you disagree with? That would be helpful. Maybe you have something constructive to add, to help expand on the knowledge of this topic?

  3. DeeGee
    Sunday March 29, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Dude, the other guy was just spamming your blog. Don’t pay any attention.

  4. Sidharth
    Monday June 29, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Thanks VERY MUCH this method surely works
    What happened to me was

    I had a drive D: which got removed after i deattached my another hdd
    problem which i was facing was that i was installing a software which was installed in D: but now that my hdd was removed i could no longer uninstall/install but renaming Drives to the older ones on which ur software was installed really works!


  5. Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 4:47 AM

    Very good article. I really liked it.

  6. Tyler
    Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! I had to run CCleaner to show my cd drive in disk manager though!

    Awesome post and screen name

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