How to remap drive letter?


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Sandford Jonathan

Hi,

How to remap the drive letter in Windows XP? I have tried the following step
as mentioned in the MS knowledge base but no success:
Computer Management -> Disk Management -> Change Drive Letter and Path ->
the system prompts with the following error message "Windows can not modify
the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume"

The detail of the problem is:
My HP PC comes with the recovery partition. So there are two partitions on
the hard drive. Initially the recovery partition was assigned drive 'D' and
the Windows XP OS was assigned drive 'C'.
When I try to reinstall the OS manually, I unintentionaly delete the OS
partition and try to recreate the OS partition. Unfortunately, the newly
created OS partition becomes drive 'D' while the recovery partition is
assigned to drive 'C'.
Is there a tool to remap the drive back so that the OS will be assigned to
drive 'C' and the recovery partition to drive 'D'?
I am willing to reinstall the OS on the 'C drive since I understand that
changing the drive letter has a lot to do with the registry entries.

Regards,
Sandford
 
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CWatters

Sandford Jonathan said:
Hi,

How to remap the drive letter in Windows XP? I have tried the following step
as mentioned in the MS knowledge base but no success:
Computer Management -> Disk Management -> Change Drive Letter and Path ->
the system prompts with the following error message "Windows can not modify
the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume"
Perhaps if you could borrow a CD copy of XP and boot from that it might then
let you change the boot volume:? Not sure as I've never tried it.
 

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