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Can't Change letters on hard drive


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jjd1984

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I'm trying to add a letter to my hard drive but when I right click on the drive under disk management, it only gives me the options of "delete partion" or "help". The status is healthy(active) so i don't knwo what the problem is. Help on this one would be great.
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If your Hd was partitioned as a single large partition when XP was installed you cannot just split up the partition and make a new one.

A great guide on partitioning is here.

http://fdisk.radified.com/

On repartitioning you have two options is this type of scenario:

1. You could use Partition Magic to resize the partitions. Partition Magic has the ability to resize partitions on-the-fly without destroying data contained on the partition.

2. The other is to use Norton Ghost [Symantec] to image the partitions on the first hard disk drive to the second. Then delete all the partitions on the first disk. You will lose all data on the first hard disk [this is why you back-up the partitions using Ghost images]. Then create new partitions on the first hard disk the way you want them [a larger C: drive]. Lastly, restore all images.

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I'm not looking for ways to partition the hard drive, I just want to assign a new drive letter.
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If you have installed windows while using the "C" drive letter you cannot change the drive letter simply because the boot files windows makes look for the C drive. Force changing the drive letter would leave you with a unbootable windows install.

You can change a drive letter. Heres microsoft's answer.

http://support.micro....com/kb/307844/

http://www.mvps.org/...XP/driveltr.php

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Ok I'll look at these sites, but I think I forgot to mention that the drive I;'m trying to change the letter of is a secondary hard drive. Sorry for the confusion. :-D
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