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Request help on renaming Hard Drive / Disk back to “C”


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rustyagain

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Hi all – Request some help in renaming all my drives.
I have just replaced the hard drive (after previous one failed) and reloaded Windows XP.
My computer has a built in card reader and I have ended up with – Local Disk (H)
Removable Disks © – (D) – (E) – (F)
DVD-RW – (G)

I have only just loaded windows and if required would be willing to re-load again if required

Ideally I would like to revert to the Hard Drive = C and the DVD Drive = D
The four card reader drives I would like to shift up to P, Q, R, S, thus allowing spare letters for USB flash drives and a fire wire hard drive.

All help gratefully received as I don’t wont to start loading programs to H

Rgds rusty
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The Skeptic

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You can change the letters in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management > disk management. Right click on the disk and change the letters.

BUT, I wouldn't recommend this operation. Changing disk letters can create unforseen problems. Since you don't mind reinstalling, I suggest that you do this again but this time disconnect all your drives and card readers. Leave only the hard disk and CD drive. Latter, after the installation, reconnect.
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The best choice is per what The Skeptic says. Then afterwards in computer management you can "assign" the drive letters to the card reader so they always remain those letters.
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You cannot change the boot drive letter after XP is installed.
It'll be stuck on Drive H until you rebuild the computer again after unplugging the card reader.
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Neil Jones is correct about not being able to change the letter of the system drive. You can change the letters of the other drives but I wouldn't do that at this stage, when you are willing to reinstall. That's the surest way.
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