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Win2000 SetUp Reallocated my drive letters

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Anonymous
October 7, 2004 8:10:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Win 2000 lost myMouse
1. Ran emergency Repair - to no avail
2. Move the mouse from one usb port to another & Ran Emergency Repair - to
no avail
4. Etc!
5. Eventually ran SetUp > Repair Existing
Recopies everything

Ok - got my mouse back
BUT !!!!
====
I Have 2 hard discs.
They were -
Boot Drive 2 partitions
Apps(C:)  & Data(D:) 

Second Drive: 2 partitions
AppsBu(E:)  and DataBu(F:) 
*******************************
NOW (after running Setup)
the system has re-allocated my drives
Apps(C:) 
AppsBu(D:) 
Data(E:) 
DataBu(F:) 

THUS
Files that WERE 0n Data(D:) 
ARE NOW ON Data(E:) 

Files that WERE on AppsBu(E:) 
ARE NOW ON AppsBu(D:) 

[The boot drive now has C & E originally(C & D)
and the second disc D & F originally(E & F)

*******************************
??????????
Can I reverse this process?
By reallocating the drive letters?
?????????
*******************************

--
Jim Bunton



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Anonymous
October 8, 2004 12:28:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

Jim

Yes, you can change your drive letters. You might need to do this in steps,
D to X, E to Y, X to E and so on. This MS Knowledge Base article might
help:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323967

This article explains why the drive letters came in this order:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=234048

Probably, your machine started with only one hard disk, and you added the
second later, which can explain why you ended up with your previous
lettering.

Best regards

Bjorn
--
Bjorn Landemoo - mvp2@landemoo.com - http://landemoo.com/
Microsoft MVP (Windows Server - File System)

"Jim Bunton" <jBunton@BlueYonder.co.uk> wrote:

>Win 2000 lost myMouse
>1. Ran emergency Repair - to no avail
>2. Move the mouse from one usb port to another & Ran Emergency Repair - to
>no avail
>4. Etc!
>5. Eventually ran SetUp > Repair Existing
> Recopies everything
>
>Ok - got my mouse back
>BUT !!!!
>====
>I Have 2 hard discs.
>They were -
>Boot Drive 2 partitions
>Apps(C:)  & Data(D:) 
>
>Second Drive: 2 partitions
>AppsBu(E:)  and DataBu(F:) 
>*******************************
>NOW (after running Setup)
>the system has re-allocated my drives
>Apps(C:) 
>AppsBu(D:) 
>Data(E:) 
>DataBu(F:) 
>
>THUS
>Files that WERE 0n Data(D:) 
>ARE NOW ON Data(E:) 
>
>Files that WERE on AppsBu(E:) 
>ARE NOW ON AppsBu(D:) 
>
>[The boot drive now has C & E originally(C & D)
> and the second disc D & F originally(E & F)
>
>*******************************
>??????????
>Can I reverse this process?
>By reallocating the drive letters?
>?????????
>*******************************
!