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Anonymous
January 7, 2005 12:09:12 PM

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Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and It
has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are removable
disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and My
hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in disk
management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it in
windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C which
is more common?
Thanks in advance
Mel..

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January 8, 2005 12:44:07 AM

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Mel,
I did what Fireclown did. After I reformatted I found the drive letters
were reversed for my DVD drive and my 2nd HDD so I turned the system off,
unplugged the DVD drive, restarted, and Windows renamed the 2nd HDD "D" like
I wanted.


<melh100@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1105117752.931815.104180@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and It
> has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are removable
> disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and My
> hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in disk
> management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it in
> windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C which
> is more common?
> Thanks in advance
> Mel..
>
Anonymous
January 8, 2005 1:27:35 PM

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Unfortunately, the only way to change the situation is a complete reinstall.



melh100@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and It
> has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are removable
> disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and My
> hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in disk
> management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it in
> windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C which
> is more common?
> Thanks in advance
> Mel..
>
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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 5:34:31 PM

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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 10:27:35 -0500, "Edward J. Neth"
<ejn63@netscape.net> wrote:

>Unfortunately, the only way to change the situation is a complete reinstall.
>
>
>
>melh100@hotmail.com wrote:
>> Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and It
>> has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are removable
>> disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and My
>> hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in disk
>> management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it in
>> windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C which
>> is more common?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Mel..
>>

wrong answer slick.

How to change a drive letter
To change an existing drive letter on a drive, on a partition, or on a
volume, follow these steps: 1. Log on as Administrator or as a member
of the Administrators group.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and
Maintenance.
3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and
then click Disk Management in the left pane.
4. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the
volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click
Change Drive Letter and Paths.
5. Click Change.
6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already
selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click
OK.
7. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change.
The drive letter of the drive, the partition, or the volume that you
specified is changed, and the new drive letter appears in the
appropriate drive, partition, or volume in the Disk Management tool.
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 1:02:11 AM

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"Perry" <perry@perrymarlin.com> wrote in message
news:7tg0u09fd5u2pr3kkj9e3p7f87l0766pjf@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 10:27:35 -0500, "Edward J. Neth"
> <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote:
>
>>Unfortunately, the only way to change the situation is a complete
>>reinstall.
>>
>>
>>
>>melh100@hotmail.com wrote:
>>> Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and It
>>> has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are removable
>>> disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and My
>>> hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in disk
>>> management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it in
>>> windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C which
>>> is more common?
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Mel..
>>>
>
> wrong answer slick.
>
> How to change a drive letter
> To change an existing drive letter on a drive, on a partition, or on a
> volume, follow these steps: 1. Log on as Administrator or as a member
> of the Administrators group.
> 2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and
> Maintenance.
> 3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and
> then click Disk Management in the left pane.
> 4. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the
> volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click
> Change Drive Letter and Paths.
> 5. Click Change.
> 6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already
> selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click
> OK.
> 7. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change.
> The drive letter of the drive, the partition, or the volume that you
> specified is changed, and the new drive letter appears in the
> appropriate drive, partition, or volume in the Disk Management tool.
>
A very well written and detailed post. However, if you were to try to change
the letter of the drive that has the operating system on it in this manner,
you will find that it won't work.

--
PWY
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 6:29:49 AM

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Thanks all, I will try all suggestions, Thanks again Mel..

PWY wrote:
> "Perry" <perry@perrymarlin.com> wrote in message
> news:7tg0u09fd5u2pr3kkj9e3p7f87l0766pjf@4ax.com...
> > On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 10:27:35 -0500, "Edward J. Neth"
> > <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote:
> >
> >>Unfortunately, the only way to change the situation is a complete
> >>reinstall.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>melh100@hotmail.com wrote:
> >>> Hi, I have reistalled win XP home on a reformatted hard drive and
It
> >>> has changed my drive letters as follows :My card reader are
removable
> >>> disks C,D,E and F. My dvd rom is G and My dvd rewriter is H. and
My
> >>> hard disk is i. I have tried to change my hard disk back to C in
disk
> >>> management but it won't let me, is their any way I can change it
in
> >>> windows, or does it really matter that the hard disk is i and C
which
> >>> is more common?
> >>> Thanks in advance
> >>> Mel..
> >>>
> >
> > wrong answer slick.
> >
> > How to change a drive letter
> > To change an existing drive letter on a drive, on a partition, or
on a
> > volume, follow these steps: 1. Log on as Administrator or as a
member
> > of the Administrators group.
> > 2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and
> > Maintenance.
> > 3. Click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management,
and
> > then click Disk Management in the left pane.
> > 4. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the
> > volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click
> > Change Drive Letter and Paths.
> > 5. Click Change.
> > 6. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already
> > selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then
click
> > OK.
> > 7. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter
change.
> > The drive letter of the drive, the partition, or the volume that
you
> > specified is changed, and the new drive letter appears in the
> > appropriate drive, partition, or volume in the Disk Management
tool.
> >
> A very well written and detailed post. However, if you were to try to
change
> the letter of the drive that has the operating system on it in this
manner,
> you will find that it won't work.
>
> --
> PWY
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:13:32 AM

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> Edward J. Nethwrote:
Unfortunately, the only way to change the situation is a complete
reinstall.

Bullroar. I reformatted my 7200 X and removed XP Home replacing with
XP Pro. My drives were reordered too. You do NOT need to reformat
again, nor disconnect any drives. Re-read my post. I've done this on
the three gateways I bought last month.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:13:32 AM

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When gateway ships these systems today, they ship with a C and D
partition. The D partition is where the system recovery programs are
located and the partion is a FAT32 instead of NTFS file system.

When you reformatted, did you do anything to the D partition? If your
computer booted at all, it should have booted from C, your hard drive.
So I'm not sure that what you're reporting is entirely accurate.

Functionally, when you go into Disk Managment, you should see Disk 0
with 2 partitions on it. Right clicking on what should be your C
drive should allow you to change it.

However, you cannot change it to an existing drive letter. So you have
to play a game. You rename other drives first, and put them at the
lower end of the alphabet. For example, if your hard disk *really* is
drive I, and your removables are C,D,E, and F, then rename them to
L,M,N. and O. Then you can rename the other drives to C and D. You
can then rename L,M,N, and O back to a lower letter.
!