I replaced my harddrive to my Dell mini 1010. My other one fried. However, in my infinite wisdom, I changed the boot sequence in the bios so that I could boot from cd so I could reinstall the operating system (XP, SP3). the 500 gb harddrive was formatted and the operating system reinstalled. However, it became drive E and the multi-card reader became drive C. I was successful in changing the multi-card reader from drive C to drive D. Does that clear the way to change the new harddrive letter to C without any further issues? It really would not matter much to me except that when I try to update the bios, it wants to flash to drive C and I cannot change it to the drive letter the system assigned the harddrive to (E). If I do change the harddrive letter to C, what will happen to the programs, updates, and files that have already been installed and stored? Thank you!
There will be a lot of registry entries pointing to drive E: now. The best way to proceed would be to disconnect any USB devices (like the card reader), then format and re-install. Since you just did this, Presumably you won't need to worry about reloading a lot of data.
If you cannot physically disconnect them (this is a laptop?), then disable them in the BIOS first.
I knew you were going to say that This is a netbook with no dvd drive. I have the recovery cd and a recovery on a flashdrive. I have to physicall connect something to the netbook. What would you recommend? How do I make sure drive C will be the harddrive if I have to rearange boot sequence in the bios first?
Why is it so important to reletter the drive to C? Why not give it a letter that isn't a permant Windows lettter so that you will always recognize it. I hate how windows boxes people into thinking that things are a certain way and must stay that way. Assign the Letter "X" for whatever drive you want........