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Reinstall of Operating System ????

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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 12:26:02 AM

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Hi,

I had a problem which could only be fixed by reinstalling XP Pro over itself.
When i finished the install my old C: Drive is appearing as the D: drive and
my D: Drive is appearing as the C: Drive

XP is still using the D: Drive as my boot drive and all my files are intact
but all my installed programs are not registered because they are now on the
D:D rive
Also id like to fix up the folders so that i dont have all the extra folders
created by the new OS install

Thanks in advance

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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 1:00:33 AM

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The solution is another clean install. This time disconnect all hard drives
(also Zip drives, etc) but the one you want the system on so that C: will be
assigned as the drive letter. Do it now before you go any further
installing software.

"Dancing_Noodles" <DancingNoodles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E8B8D2C7-FC25-4C7D-B1B1-089F8C28F33D@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I had a problem which could only be fixed by reinstalling XP Pro over
> itself.
> When i finished the install my old C: Drive is appearing as the D: drive
> and
> my D: Drive is appearing as the C: Drive
>
> XP is still using the D: Drive as my boot drive and all my files are
> intact
> but all my installed programs are not registered because they are now on
> the
> D:D rive
> Also id like to fix up the folders so that i dont have all the extra
> folders
> created by the new OS install
>
> Thanks in advance
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 2:01:26 AM

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Hi,

1) Programs need to be reinstalled regardless of location if you did a clean
reinstallation.

2) You can't rename D as C and vice versa, you are stuck with them.
Actually, you are only stuck with D, C can be renamed anything you please.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Dancing_Noodles" <DancingNoodles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E8B8D2C7-FC25-4C7D-B1B1-089F8C28F33D@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I had a problem which could only be fixed by reinstalling XP Pro over
> itself.
> When i finished the install my old C: Drive is appearing as the D: drive
> and
> my D: Drive is appearing as the C: Drive
>
> XP is still using the D: Drive as my boot drive and all my files are
> intact
> but all my installed programs are not registered because they are now on
> the
> D:D rive
> Also id like to fix up the folders so that i dont have all the extra
> folders
> created by the new OS install
>
> Thanks in advance