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Change Removeable disk to local disk

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Codydurango, Mar 31, 2004.

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  1. Codydurango

    Codydurango Thread Starter

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    My hard drive "C" shows up as "Removeable Disk" instead of "Local Disk" how do I change that?

    The main reason I need to change it, is that Norton System Works will not install due to the fact that it thinks the drive is not the hard drive.

    Thank you for any input...
     
  2. Styxx

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    wish I could see that screen? wut ur sayin sounds odd to me.
     
  3. Codydurango

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    It's just Windows Explorer, all I have is:
    31/2 Floppy
    C: Removeable Drive
    D: CDROM

    That's it, I don't have time to re-format the disk. I just want to change it to show as "Local Disk" install the Norton and be done with it.
     
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    simply rename the drive to Local Disk [C:]. plus using that NSW is a bad idea, but that's just me.
     
  5. Codydurango

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    Thanks for your help Styxx.

    That won't work, if you look at the properites of the drive right under the box where you can name the drive, it says:

    Type: Removeable Drive

    I have to change the type, I would think it could be done in the registry, but I don't know where.
     
  6. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I know what you mean. Does the icon take you to the C:\ directory?

    Also check your Device Manager and under Disk Drives there should be 2 IDE listings
     
  7. Codydurango

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    Thanks you got me close.

    Device Manager
    IDE Hard Drive
    Properties
    Settings Tab
    Un-Check "Removeable Drive"
    Re-boot
     
  8. Couriant

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    Have I solved your problem?
     
  9. Codydurango

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    Yes!

    Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much)
     
  10. Couriant

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    coolbeans! :)

    (cool, your welcome)
     
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