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c-drive letter missing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tjmoes, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. tjmoes

    tjmoes Thread Starter

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    i did a new install with xp on a 333mhz w/ maxtor 20g hd and c-drive letter is missing it show e drive as c-drive
     
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  3. norton850

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    XP can seem to do funny things with drive letters, but I'm not sure what you're saying. Is it that your hard drive with XP on it is now labeled as "E" ?
     
  4. tjmoes

    tjmoes Thread Starter

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    yes thats what i am saying never seen that b4

     
  5. norton850

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    As long as all your drives are there and everything is working then nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Old Rich

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    Did you have a ZIP or other removable drive attched during the installation? . . For some reason, if XP encounters a removable drive during installation, it will assign C: to that drive, and move down the line to the next available dirve letter for the drive with the operating system.

    For the most part, it will work ok . . a few programs may throw up when you try to install them . . when it happened to me I got tired of it and reinstalled with the ZIP drive disconnected . .

    wrs
     
  7. crjdriver

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    It does no harm having the system drive as E. While it is possible to change a system drive letter in win2k / xp, I do not recommend you do so. It is an involved process and any installed app will need to be reinstalled.

    I would just live with it until the next install. At that time make sure you do not have any removable drive connected such as a digital camera, usb type drive, etc.

    If you really want to change the drive letter, post back. I have instructions for changing a system drive letter.
     
  8. norton850

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    Actually the first time I set the system in front of me up with a Zip drive, slave hard drive with an OS on it and new RAID XP boot drive, the boot/RAID drive was "F". No big surprise. When disaster struck a few weeks back and I reformatted and reinstalled WinXP on the RAID drive (no other changes to the system) it became the "C" drive with reassignment of drive letters to the other drives. That surprised me. :confused:
     
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