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XP Will Not Load - Drive Letters Switched

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Our family / work computer crashed earlier today and Windows XP would not successfully boot up after restarting. The computer boot screen would proceed as normally. but the screen would go to black after the initial Windows XP loading screen came up and the process would stop. Subsequent attempts to load in Safe Mode and Restore from last Safe Configuration had the same result.

We went to repair the Windows XP installation from the boot disc and found that the drive letters on the machine had shifted - the drive containing Windows is now indicated as D and the storage hard drive is now labeled as C: The Windows disc reads all partitions on each drive so it does not appear there was a drive failure. Could the switched Drive lettering cause Windows to improper load? How do we switch that? Or is this a symptom of a larger problem?
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