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Disk Drive Assignment Problem

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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 9:54:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

My configuration is as follows:
EIDE Drive 0 - Master with XP Pro
EIDE Drive 1 - Slave Win 2000 Pro

I recently encoutered the following problem:
When attempting to transfer Drive 0 to a new Drive 1 using
a manufacturers software (Maxtor) my Drive 0 running XP
crashed in the middle of the transfer. Since this happened
my Drive 0 would hang during the boot process with the
screen displaying a light blue background with the XP
logo. I have tried everything to recover the original boot
configuration without success. I replaced the new Drive 1
with the original Drive 1 with Win2000 Pro, then ran the
XP installation and selected Repair ( replacing or
updating only files that are missing or corrupted).
Everything went well, but now my Drive 0 with XP has a
drive letter assigned as "D" permanently (as seen via My
Computer) and is seen as Drive "C" under DOS. I have tried
removing drive 1 leaving only Drive 0 and restarted the XP
installation selecting Repair (replacing or updating only
files that are missing or corrupted). I thought this would
correct the problem, but I was wrong. Even with only Drive
0 installed the drive letter is still showing Drive D
inside of My Computer.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this
problem?

Thank you
April 15, 2004 9:54:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

If you have partition magic 8 you can change the drive letter from D to C.
Have you also tried doing a boot repair using the XP disk or looking at the
boot.ini table to see if you can change the d to a c their?
"tpanton" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1d3df01c4234d$60771f50$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> My configuration is as follows:
> EIDE Drive 0 - Master with XP Pro
> EIDE Drive 1 - Slave Win 2000 Pro
>
> I recently encoutered the following problem:
> When attempting to transfer Drive 0 to a new Drive 1 using
> a manufacturers software (Maxtor) my Drive 0 running XP
> crashed in the middle of the transfer. Since this happened
> my Drive 0 would hang during the boot process with the
> screen displaying a light blue background with the XP
> logo. I have tried everything to recover the original boot
> configuration without success. I replaced the new Drive 1
> with the original Drive 1 with Win2000 Pro, then ran the
> XP installation and selected Repair ( replacing or
> updating only files that are missing or corrupted).
> Everything went well, but now my Drive 0 with XP has a
> drive letter assigned as "D" permanently (as seen via My
> Computer) and is seen as Drive "C" under DOS. I have tried
> removing drive 1 leaving only Drive 0 and restarted the XP
> installation selecting Repair (replacing or updating only
> files that are missing or corrupted). I thought this would
> correct the problem, but I was wrong. Even with only Drive
> 0 installed the drive letter is still showing Drive D
> inside of My Computer.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this
> problem?
>
> Thank you
>
!