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Reboot same problem?
Reboot and go to the Advance Boot Menu and click on Last Known Good Configuration... still no joy?
Try Safe Mode still no joy?
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You confuse me. What am I doing with the good last known configuration? I don't have a last configuration.
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Did you get to the screen where it has Safe Mode for a option to boot to?
That is the Advance Boot Menu
Usually to get to it you tap the F8 key on the second black post screen and then you arrow down to the Safe Mode option and then click Enter
There is another option there named Last Known Good Configuration That worked
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Ok, but what am I going there for?
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To get the system to boot back up? I missed the update you posted about getting it back into windows. My mistake.
Can you post a new compmgmt.msc pic?

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Ok, I hope this is what you want. Sorry it took so long to get back with you.

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I can see from your picture that there seems to be other drives not showing. Are these the internal optical drives and if so what are the letters assigned to them?
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Don't know what an optical drive is. I have the two CD-Rom drives that are D: & E:. I may have had a flash drive in when I took the pic, but I'm not sure. And of course I have the C: drive as well as the F drive that used to be my D drive.

To my knowledge, that is all I have.
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Don't know if this is any different or not.

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Are you ok with the drive letters the way they are?
If not we can change the letters on the F and whatever the CD drives are.

I assume that you are missing some drivers. Lets see if we can fix that issue.

Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results
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Optical is cd or dvd drive.
There is a old way to try to fix this. You could shutdown the system and then try to disconnect the power from the two cd\dvd drives and then boot up. This may force the other hd to set to the D drive. If not then shutdown again and then you can disconnect the power from it and boot the system up again. Once that drive is removed then shut down again and reconnect the power to the 2nd hd and bootup again. This should force the drive to become D again.
Let us know if this works. If not then we can try renaming the drive again like at the start of all this. If that doesn't work we can try using a program like TweakUI for XP to do it.
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So what is it that you think (or know) that I am missing? More space or what? If I don't have to live with the drive letter's the way they are, I would rather have them changed back again, but I am more interested in these drives that are missing.

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Between Rshaffer61 and myself we are working on 2 issues for you.

Issue 1 is renaming your drives.
Issue 2 is finding your drivers.

I am going to put this quote in for later. Lets resolve 1 issue at a time. We will deal with the drive lettering and then your drivers.

The CD is a copy, but I received all copies of the motherboard drivers as will as office xp and so on. At the time of purchase, I was told everything was legit.

We will need the driver disc for later.
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Ok, what do you want me to do?
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Go ahead 123Runner work on the driver first. The work on the drives woodworks can do after the driver is loaded correctly.
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