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WinXP reinstall went on D: - how to get onto C:?

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April 12, 2004 11:10:22 PM

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I had to do a reinstall of WinXP Pro, following a software disaster. C:
was reported as being "damaged or unformatted" and that setup needed to
format this drive to continue. This option was accepted.

I have two HDDs, previously the System files were on C:, and D:was used
for backups.
The reinstall, however, (from the WinXP CD-ROM) has put the System Files
(and all other files) on D: thus making D: the boot partition. Now C: is
empty. D: still contains the files that were previously on D:, but now
plus the Windows system files.

I rather felt that lots of applications are set up to look for C:\System
Files by default, and that it is not a good idea to change this
location, so I would like to get the System Files folder/boot partition
off D: and onto C:.

How can I get this to happen please? Now that C: has been repaired, is
it likely that repeating the install would result in the System Files
etc.going onto C:, or do I need to do something different?

Regards.

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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 2:47:46 AM

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Hi Dee,

You need to reinstall, this time ensuring that C:\ is the destination.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org

"Dee" <deedeebleNOT@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I had to do a reinstall of WinXP Pro, following a software disaster. C:
> was reported as being "damaged or unformatted" and that setup needed to
> format this drive to continue. This option was accepted.
>
> I have two HDDs, previously the System files were on C:, and D:was used
> for backups.
> The reinstall, however, (from the WinXP CD-ROM) has put the System Files
> (and all other files) on D: thus making D: the boot partition. Now C: is
> empty. D: still contains the files that were previously on D:, but now
> plus the Windows system files.
>
> I rather felt that lots of applications are set up to look for C:\System
> Files by default, and that it is not a good idea to change this
> location, so I would like to get the System Files folder/boot partition
> off D: and onto C:.
>
> How can I get this to happen please? Now that C: has been repaired, is
> it likely that repeating the install would result in the System Files
> etc.going onto C:, or do I need to do something different?
>
> Regards.
>
>
>
April 13, 2004 1:36:35 PM

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Thanks Rick; will try doing that.

Regards

Dee.
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi Dee,
>
> You need to reinstall, this time ensuring that C:\ is the destination.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
April 20, 2004 1:36:03 PM

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Due to previously having a dual boot system, XP Home was installed on D: and
since reverting to just using XP, I have formatted C: and left XP on D: I
have not found anything that has balked at being installed on D:

Unless you really want to have your operating system on C: I don't think
there is any real reason to go to the bother of changing.
--
Ron
If you don't look for the bright side, you'll never find it.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uG%23S9GQIEHA.2260@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Dee,
>
> You need to reinstall, this time ensuring that C:\ is the destination.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
> Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Win98 Help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Dee" <deedeebleNOT@THIShotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o pACVmLIEHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >I had to do a reinstall of WinXP Pro, following a software disaster. C:
> > was reported as being "damaged or unformatted" and that setup needed to
> > format this drive to continue. This option was accepted.
> >
> > I have two HDDs, previously the System files were on C:, and D:was used
> > for backups.
> > The reinstall, however, (from the WinXP CD-ROM) has put the System Files
> > (and all other files) on D: thus making D: the boot partition. Now C: is
> > empty. D: still contains the files that were previously on D:, but now
> > plus the Windows system files.
> >
> > I rather felt that lots of applications are set up to look for C:\System
> > Files by default, and that it is not a good idea to change this
> > location, so I would like to get the System Files folder/boot partition
> > off D: and onto C:.
> >
> > How can I get this to happen please? Now that C: has been repaired, is
> > it likely that repeating the install would result in the System Files
> > etc.going onto C:, or do I need to do something different?
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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