I have Windows XP. I recently changed my boot drive from I: to C: Now I can not get Windows to start. At first I was getting the blue screen that normally has the windows icon and the user icon but there is nothing there. The only thing I have been able to do is press F8 and get to a boot menu with no Safe Mode option though. What do I do from here to rename my boot drive back to it's original letter? Thanks
Aside from the fact that it's odd that you had a boot drive that was I:, what steps did you take to change it? Is your hard-drive partitioned into several drive letters or was it just assigned a different drive letter?
Try unplugging all of the drives in the system aside from the OS drive. If it's the only drive in the system it should be detected as C:, see if it boots then.
Another thing you can try, take out the drive, install it in another system as a secondary drive, and look at the boot.ini file. By default it will look like this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Does your disk info have different numbers in them?