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Change Drive letters assigned to hard drives and partitions

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Anonymous
August 6, 2005 11:35:01 PM

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I had to reinstall WinXP Home by Quick Formatting the C partition on a the
master drive, which has two partitions. The slave hard drive has only one
partion. When WinXP was reinstalled it assigned C to the boot, D to the
second hard drive and E to the second partion on the boot drive.

Can I reassign the drive letters by disconnecting the slave hard drive and
rebooting, and then (shutdown) reconnecting the slave hard drive? The drives
are configured as master/slave by the jumpers.

Assuming this is feasible, will the DVD and CD RW drive be listed after the
hard drives or should they be disconnected as well?

The C: boot drive contains all of the programs. The other partitions are
documents or media.

Arne

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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:53:15 AM

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Arne

Go to this website and follow instructions..

http://www.dougknox.com/tips/xp_drive_letters.htm

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User


"Arne" <Arne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C6FA014-4A70-4016-87FA-DE30A2DC3788@microsoft.com...
>I had to reinstall WinXP Home by Quick Formatting the C partition on a the
> master drive, which has two partitions. The slave hard drive has only one
> partion. When WinXP was reinstalled it assigned C to the boot, D to the
> second hard drive and E to the second partion on the boot drive.
>
> Can I reassign the drive letters by disconnecting the slave hard drive and
> rebooting, and then (shutdown) reconnecting the slave hard drive? The
> drives
> are configured as master/slave by the jumpers.
>
> Assuming this is feasible, will the DVD and CD RW drive be listed after
> the
> hard drives or should they be disconnected as well?
>
> The C: boot drive contains all of the programs. The other partitions are
> documents or media.
>
> Arne
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:53:16 AM

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

Thank you, much easier than expected.

Arne

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Arne
>
> Go to this website and follow instructions..
>
> http://www.dougknox.com/tips/xp_drive_letters.htm
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Arne" <Arne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C6FA014-4A70-4016-87FA-DE30A2DC3788@microsoft.com...
> >I had to reinstall WinXP Home by Quick Formatting the C partition on a the
> > master drive, which has two partitions. The slave hard drive has only one
> > partion. When WinXP was reinstalled it assigned C to the boot, D to the
> > second hard drive and E to the second partion on the boot drive.
> >
> > Can I reassign the drive letters by disconnecting the slave hard drive and
> > rebooting, and then (shutdown) reconnecting the slave hard drive? The
> > drives
> > are configured as master/slave by the jumpers.
> >
> > Assuming this is feasible, will the DVD and CD RW drive be listed after
> > the
> > hard drives or should they be disconnected as well?
> >
> > The C: boot drive contains all of the programs. The other partitions are
> > documents or media.
> >
> > Arne
>
>
>