Well, the good news is that the drive letter will not affect your system's speed at all.
The bad news is that changing the system drive letter can be a nightmare and is generally not recommended. I would personally not recommend it under any circumstances unless you are experiencing some sort of serious problems spawned by the driver letter discrepancy.
Nevertheless, if you are still interested in the process, here are the instructions
If you wish to virtually point all references to c:\ to g:\, you can try this:
1. Click Start > Run > type cmd
and press ENTER.
2. Type notepad driveletter.bat
and click Yes
to create a new file.
3. Type the following in notepad:
subst c: g:\
4. Click File > Save > Click Save as type All Files
in the dropdown box
5. Navigate to the following directory: G:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\startup
6. Save the file in that directory.
7. Close notepad and restart your computer.
This should work I think. Please let me know if it helps.
As for the speed of your computer, you can post a startup log and have it parsed by one of the experts here (if I'm not around, plenty of people here can help you) to speed up your boot time:
1. Download Autoruns
2. Post a copy of your log:
- Download and unzip the program.
- Right-click and choose Run as Administrator
- Click File > Save... > Save as type > Text (*.txt) > place the file on your desktop and name it
- Attach the log file to your next post.
You may also be infected if your system is taking that long to boot; please consider that possibility
Also, how much RAM do you have installed?
Edited by othersteve, 19 November 2009 - 10:57 PM.