Windows 10: Word always prompts for drive E: (when not plugged in)

Discus and support Word always prompts for drive E: (when not plugged in) in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Office 2013, Pro Plus 64. Windows 10 Pro 64, 1809+all patches. I sometimes use an external HDD, which I plug into my laptop as Drive E:. I have edited... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by x509, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. x509 Win User

    Word always prompts for drive E: (when not plugged in)


    Office 2013, Pro Plus 64. Windows 10 Pro 64, 1809+all patches.

    I sometimes use an external HDD, which I plug into my laptop as Drive E:. I have edited some Word docs on Drive E:.

    Whenever I start up Word and drive E: is not plugged in, I get a message from Word complaining about the missing drive. I have gone through the MRU lists for Word and removed any references to files on Drive E:. That did not solve the problem.

    So where do I look to clear out these Drive E: references?

    :)
     

  2. Computer freezes and Explorer doen't respond when I plug an external Hard drive

    Hello jobkakule,

    The issue is possibly caused by corrupted data or bad sectors on your external hard drive or could be a sign of a failing hard drive.

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Have you tried plugging your external hard drive to a different USB port? Also, check if you can access the drive by plugging it to a different computer.
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    Meanwhile, I'd suggest to repair the bad sectors on your external hard drive. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    (Let's just assume that the drive letter for your external hard drive is E. If not, please do change it to the correct drive letter)

    1. Plug in your external hard drive. Click on Start, search for
    Command Prompt, right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

    2. Type in the following command below and press Enter after each command:

    Chkdsk /f E:

    Chkdsk /r E:

    3. Reboot your computer after the scan is completed.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Jun 28, 2019
    #2
  3. cwtech Win User
    command prompt will not open in safe mode with command prompt

    Would I just follow the same steps within safe mode after hooking up to the other system?
     
    cwtech, Jun 28, 2019
    #3
  4. Word always prompts for drive E: (when not plugged in)

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Jun 28, 2019
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