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Changing letters of drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HAPPYDOG, Aug 17, 2003.

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    HAPPYDOG Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2002
    I have bought Windows XP and installing it over WindowME. Everything has been fine with the exception that now my
    Second hard drive has F, the CD-ROM has D, and the CD-RW
    has E (However when try to use the CD-RW it does not recognize
    it as a CR-RW but as a CD-ROM). Before installing XP the drives
    were : Hard Drive C, Hard Drive D, CD-RW E, and CR-ROM M.

    Tried to remove XP and received info that could not be uninstalled.

    Under Win 98 it was simple to change letters of drives using
    Divice Manager choosing the Plus sign next to the drive then
    clicking properties and choosing the startletter and End letter
    you desire. Is there any such way in XP?

    Thanks so much and best regards. Ken
  2. Yourbippy


    Aug 2, 2003
    Login as Administrator - go to Administrator Tools - select computer management - select disk management and in the right hand pane select the one you want to change - if one has a drive assigned that you want to use - move it up - say D: is now the CD-Rom - change it to H: or something out of the way and then change your F: to D: and then change the CD-Rom back to whatever you want it to have and the same for the CD-RW - I hope this helps - I have done it this way myself and found it very easy.
  3. RKramden


    Jun 11, 2003
    right-click on My Computer then choose Manage. When the next window pops up, click on Disk Management. Right-click on your drive then select "change drive letter". That's all there is to it.

    HAPPYDOG Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2002
    I have the correct letters for the drives. However changing these
    letters somehow I have lost the secondary drive (D) entirely.
    The machine acts as if it does not see the secondary hard disk.

    How do I get the machine to recognize this drive?

    Thanks Ken
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