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This info was helpful but I'm still having a problem with reassigning the drive letter. For some reason when I installed XP it named my boot drive F: and my second drive C:. Before the change in operatiing systems they were boot: C:, and the second was D:Storage.
It let me change my storage drive letter, but won't let me change my boot drive from F to C.
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Did you read the article? It explicitly talks about exactly that.
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I appreciate it Leo. You've made something that most people make out to be a four hour expedition through cmd a 20 second switch. You are now bookmarked bro.
But my system always forgets the new drive letter assignments on my CDROM & CDRW drives. Everytime I boot up, the drive letters have changed back to the first available letters above my HDDs' partitions. To match my older computer's CDROM & CDRW drives' letters V: and T:, I have done the disk management drive letter change routine over and over, but each time I reboot these two drive come back as M: & N:. Additionally, Roxio's (EMC8) drag-to-disk will not let you change the non-existent M: to T: so that I can use it to eject, format, etc. It holds on to the erroneous M: even though no M: exists resulting in a rediculous message such as "Drive is Busy" when I try to use it to eject a CDRW. EMC8 "Home" properly shows the CDRW drive as T: but apparently Drag To Disk checks only during it's startup process and retains what it found at startup -- the erroneous M:. Help!
I reassign drive letters to the way i need them. then everytime i reboot they change back??? why???
I just installed new raid sata hard drive. My raptor which has 200 gigs of info and audio/video session files on it needs to be set at drive D!! for some reason the dvd drive wants that letter evrytime i reboot??? help please!!???
HI, I had to reistall my DVD on the "F" drive, and now its missing. Now I only have the "G" drive . Is there anything I can do?
Sincerly Kenny P.S I read the letters above but I don't understand it too well.
What about the A: (floppy) drive. I have a computer that is only for use with a particular program. In the program it asked to "backup" and dose so on a floppy. It takes forever. If I could assign the USP card as the a: it would make things so much easier.
thanks Leo and all those great people posting helpful information on the internet! Always amazed how easy it is to find info ... thanks to those that devote time to helping others!
I have a simular problem... except I have 3 drives in my pc. 1st one is an older ata and the other 2 are newer sata drives. when I re-installed windows it assigned my drives as follows:
c: is the older ata
d: is the first sata
e: is the second sata
Now here is my problem.
When Windows was installed it went on to the D: drive but C: is my boot drive. All the boot files are on that drive and not on the other two. I would like to remove my C: as it is getting older and does not sound that good.
There is currently nothing on either my C: (except the boot files) and E: drive.
I have tried to copy the boot files over to E: and removed C: and swapped the cables around but it still will not boot up.
Is there any way I can swap my C: and D: or C: and E: as I really want to remove my old drive before it fails???
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