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Hard drive Confusion


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I got a brand new computer a couple of weeks ago. My hard drive is the (H:) drive, not the (C:) drive. For some reason when I go to install programs It tries to install it to the (C:) drive. I just installed Spybot- Search & Destroy. When I click scan I get this message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive". Apparently it is trying to scan the (C:) drive witch is not my hard drive. Anyone know what to do about this problem with programs? Anyway I can change the letters?

EDIT: Having the same problem with Adaware, when It tries to start up, I get the same message and cant get past that point.

Edited by unethical, 14 January 2007 - 11:08 PM.

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Right click [My Computer]
Click [Manage] to open the Computer Management Console
In the top or lower right pane, right click the disk you want to change.(Disk Management)
Choose your default drive and change the letter to C:

HTH

Edited by ultimateslacker2, 15 January 2007 - 02:38 AM.

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nope

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How did you get this computer?
Was it store bought?, or home made?

You can not change the drive letter of the partition that has the OS on it. Something happened during the install that caused the drive to take that letter. I have had it happen. There are batch files you can run to make a "virtual" C, but confusing.

I would look into returning and have "whoever" fix it.

Someone else here may have another idea, but that has been what I have seen on this subject.

good luck
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It was custom made from a website. CyberPower.com
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Do I dare say to contact them and see what they have to say?

The conflicts are that some programs actually look for the "c drive".
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