Drive Letters


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Brian Waters

My PRIMARY hard drive (Primary Master; bootable volume)
is assigned as drive F:\ and my (Primary Slave) CD RW is
assigned as E:. My Seconday Master is assigned as C: and
the Secondary slave is D:.

Basically:
What should be C: is F:
What should be D: is E:
What should be E: is D:
What should be F: is C:

BACKWARDS!

I tried:
HOW TO: Change Drive Letter Assignments in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;307844

But... it will not allow the system or bootable drive
letters to be changed... all others are okay.

Is there any way to reassign the system/bootable volume
drive letter?

Please help!

Thanks.

-Brian Waters
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi Brian,
Is there any way to reassign the system/bootable volume
drive letter?
Not without starting from scratch. You cannot change the drive letter
assigned to the system partition.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!

Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
 
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Andrew E

You can change all but the system drive,go to run,type:
diskmgmt.msc
In msc,L.click a drive,actions,all,change drive letter
and paths.
 
M

mikey

- Change Disk Drive Letters

First you must remember that you CANNOT change the letter for the

boot drive if it contains the PAGEFILE.SYS (swap file) and/or HIBERFILE.SYS(hibernate file).

To move pagefile.sys use Control Panel | System | Advanced tab | Settings

under Performance | Advanced tab again | Virtual Memory and CHANGE

button. set the drive you want to move FROM to NO Paging File and click on SET.

set the drive you want to move TO and click SET.

To turn off page file, same as above, but select No Paging file and then clickthe SET button

To disable hiberfile.sys use Control Panel | Power Options Hibernate tab.

THEN REBOOT and Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Disk

Management under Storage, then RIGHT click on the drive letter to change

and select the Change Letter option.

THEN following the first procedure set the PAGEFILE.SYS back to the

drive it was on originally.

XP automatically adjusts the registry for the drive letter changes.



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My PRIMARY hard drive (Primary Master; bootable volume)
is assigned as drive F:\ and my (Primary Slave) CD RW is
assigned as E:. My Seconday Master is assigned as C: and
the Secondary slave is D:.

Basically:
What should be C: is F:
What should be D: is E:
What should be E: is D:
What should be F: is C:

BACKWARDS!

I tried:
HOW TO: Change Drive Letter Assignments in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;307844

But... it will not allow the system or bootable drive
letters to be changed... all others are okay.

Is there any way to reassign the system/bootable volume
drive letter?

Please help!

Thanks.

-Brian Waters
 
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