Drive Letters


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wvinyard

How do you change drive letters. My slave HDD was named
by XP (F) and I would like to rename it (D)?
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi,

As long as it is not the drive holding the system, you can change it using
Disk Management. Click start/run, type diskmgmt.msc and click ok. Right
click a drive to begin. Again, you cannot under any circumstances change the
drive letter assigned the system partition. The only way to do that is to
start all over again.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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Alex Nichol

wvinyard said:
How do you change drive letters. My slave HDD was named
by XP (F) and I would like to rename it (D)?
Control Panel - Admin Tools - Computer Management, select Disk
Management and look lower right for the graphic of the drive. R-click
in a partition (other than the system's one) or on a CD icon, Change
Drive letter
 
G

Guest

My new drive somehow is called I: When I add the old drive in line it is
called C:
So there is no way to change the I: new drive to C: Is a complete format
necessary?
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi,

If I: holds the system, then there is no way to change it. Reinstalling is
the only waym and actually you will need to do two things:

1) Remove whatever device is currently holding the C: designation.
Frequently, tape or zip drives cause this issue. You can reattach them
later.

2) Do not just reformat. During setup you will want to remove the existing
system partition and create a new one from the free space. Then format and
install.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 

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