My laptop was running out of space, so I got myself a 250 GB portal external drive.
When I first connected it, XP assigned F: as the drive letter.
Today, it came through as E:
Not a huge deal, except I also put all my music on this drive. Window Media Player shows all of these files on F:
So, google came to the rescue and I found the following way to set the drive letter of an external drive. It worked fine for me. Cool Beans.