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System Drive Assigned to e:?


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maxima2k

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I had a relative take a look at his computer after he had one of those computer support companies fix his computer. But while trying to fix his computer, I noticed that the drive letter for the system drive was E: instead C:. Does anyone know if this is on purpose or is this just being sloppy? Also is there a way that I can change this back to C: without causing the system to be unbootable?
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123Runner

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I had that happen on mine a while back. It was because I wasn't paying attention while I had other drives attached. Drove me nuts because it took on a different look (if I remember correctly).

The only way to fix it is a reformat of the system. Changing the drive letter of a bootable system will be disasterous.

Please wait more more responses.
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Its pretty much as 123Runner said.

Say for instance, there is a built in card reader attached to the motherboard, when Windows is installed, it allocates the card reader drives letters first and then allocates the Hard Disks with the next available letter.

The only way to change it is to reinstall windows completely....but attach any other drives that are attached, with the exception of the CD Drive!
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Eli From NY

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You can try this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844, but since it's the boot drive, I don't think Windows will let you do it.
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