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Changing Drive Letter Designation ?


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geno368

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I have just replaced a SATA hard drive that crashed. I booted with the original XP Pro cd and installed . Somehow, the setup named the hd with letter "I" I want to change it back to C. I don't remember it ever asking me what letter to use. Is there a way to change it without reloading XP? I went to disk management, but it wouldn't let me change it because it is the boot drive. Thanks>
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shard92

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Hi geno368,

You wouold not want to change C since that is the boot drive. You could make the system unbootable, if changing the boot drive is even possible.
You can change drive letters at will (other than the boot drive) by going through Computer Management-Disk Management and right-clicking on the drive. You have an option to change the drive letter and path. This option is even available on the boot drive. Changing that could be perilous, then again, maybe XP will handle it without a problem. Either way, make sure you have good backups before trying it.

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You can not change the boot drive. There is a way to allow it to run as a "C" dive, but in a virtual state. I know because I had the same thing 1 time. The virtual state was a pain.

Better off to reinstall. This time disconnect all other hard drives in the system. Leaving them in is usually what creates this problem.
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