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November 10, 2004 11:15:55 AM

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Hi,

on my XP lap-top with 40GB hard-disk, there is only one partition C: - NTFS
i need to configure d: drive (preferebly without formattnig and reinstalling
windows.)
i heard of the SUBST command that can do the task of adding d: volume that
actually points to a folder c:\myD on the original partition.

problem is the subst command should run upon startup, and if i install
programs on the virtual D: it will not be available upon services startup
only on the user-init stage, and this could cause problems.

i need the D: drive tp created as early as possible in the start-up process
preferebly be fixed.

i heard also of the linkd utility that should do the same work but better, i
downloaded it from the windows 2003 server resource kit but couldn't get it
to work on my XP machine.

is there a way to cause linkd to work on XP machine?
is there a way to persist the d: drive using linkd, subst or any other way
so it will be available upon services startup for a place for installed
programs that should be started upon system startup process?

TIA, z.

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November 10, 2004 11:15:56 AM

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Bing - Boot It Next Generation
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> problem is the subst command should run upon startup...

Would said so?

subst c: [x]:\. Note backslash converts a drive letter to a path. It must
point to a valid folder as in: c: d:\Windows

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"z f" <zigi@info-scope.co.il> wrote in message
news:eQ6bBzuxEHA.1300@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>
> Hi,
>
> on my XP lap-top with 40GB hard-disk, there is only one partition C: -
> NTFS
> i need to configure d: drive (preferebly without formattnig and
> reinstalling
> windows.)
> i heard of the SUBST command that can do the task of adding d: volume that
> actually points to a folder c:\myD on the original partition.
>
> problem is the subst command should run upon startup, and if i install
> programs on the virtual D: it will not be available upon services startup
> only on the user-init stage, and this could cause problems.
>
> i need the D: drive tp created as early as possible in the start-up
> process
> preferebly be fixed.
>
> i heard also of the linkd utility that should do the same work but better,
> i
> downloaded it from the windows 2003 server resource kit but couldn't get
> it
> to work on my XP machine.
>
> is there a way to cause linkd to work on XP machine?
> is there a way to persist the d: drive using linkd, subst or any other way
> so it will be available upon services startup for a place for installed
> programs that should be started upon system startup process?
>
> TIA, z.
>
>
>
Anonymous
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November 10, 2004 9:32:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Place the fully qualified SUBST.EXE command in...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Dave



"z f" <zigi@info-scope.co.il> wrote in message news:eQ6bBzuxEHA.1300@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
|
|
| Hi,
|
| on my XP lap-top with 40GB hard-disk, there is only one partition C: - NTFS
| i need to configure d: drive (preferebly without formattnig and reinstalling
| windows.)
| i heard of the SUBST command that can do the task of adding d: volume that
| actually points to a folder c:\myD on the original partition.
|
| problem is the subst command should run upon startup, and if i install
| programs on the virtual D: it will not be available upon services startup
| only on the user-init stage, and this could cause problems.
|
| i need the D: drive tp created as early as possible in the start-up process
| preferebly be fixed.
|
| i heard also of the linkd utility that should do the same work but better, i
| downloaded it from the windows 2003 server resource kit but couldn't get it
| to work on my XP machine.
|
| is there a way to cause linkd to work on XP machine?
| is there a way to persist the d: drive using linkd, subst or any other way
| so it will be available upon services startup for a place for installed
| programs that should be started upon system startup process?
|
| TIA, z.
|
|
|
!