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Changing disk drives on a different operating system?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Darso, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. Darso

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    I changed my disk drive letters on one of my operating system but i think that i made a mistake. because cannot start up again, as it freezes when the welcome sign shows up, (except this time it doesnt show the welcome sign it shows the windows xp sign. I have two windows xp operating systems and I'm now on other operating system but i was wandering if i can change it on this system. Any help?
     
  2. raybro

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    Hi Darso and welcome to TSG... A little more information about your system would be helpful.

    Specifics about the 2 OS's. Are you set up for dual booting?

    Are they on separate partitions on the same HDD or separate HDD's?

    HDD (?) size and unused space.

    What were you attempting to accomplish when you changed drive letters?

    I suggest you go to your TSG Accounts (top of page), scroll down to "computer Specs" and fill in as much info as you can. Then when you create a post, there will be an icon next to your name that when clicked will display those specs.

    Raybro
     
  3. Darso

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    Yeah, im set up with dual booting
    (btw thats the option that i have to choose when choosing the operating system?)

    I already entered in my HDD and we have the same HDD.

    I was hoping to change the disk drive letters so i could use the disk drive with higher "GB" for my files and etc etc.
    Any help?
     
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  5. Darso

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    Im trying to go on my other operating system but its not workig becuase i modified the disk drives on that system. Now im trying to change it on this operating system.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Once you have the OS installed, you can't change the drive letter of that drive except when it is viewed from another operating system. It has to stay the same from its own point of view when it is loaded, though you can assign any drive letter you want to a system partition if it is not the one being used by the currently booted OS.
     
  7. Darso

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    So if i edit the drive on another operating system i cannot change it back unless it is disabled?

    If so, how can i disable the drive?
     
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