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drive letter assignment

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by export5, Sep 23, 2001.

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  1. export5

    export5 Thread Starter

    Sep 23, 2001
    The original drive in my PC has 3 partitions, C: , D: , and E:. I have just added a second drive to my PC with only 1 partition. The problem is that my computer has assigned drive letter "D:" to the second drive and has reassigned my original drive partitions to C: , E: , and F:. This problem has messed up some shortcuts to say the least. How can I get my computer to assign drive letter "F:" to my second drive. I am not able to change fixed drive letter assignments in the device manager.

    System specs:
    AMD Athlon
    Soyo SY-K7V Dragon motherboard
    Original drive: Western Digital WD307AA
    2nd drive: Seagate ST340810A
    Both drives are on IDE1
    IDE's: IDE1, IDE2, IDE3, IDE4

  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
  3. frenat


    Jul 6, 1999
    Normally that is how windows treats a second hard drive but I was able to get mine to do what export5 wants to do. You'll have to repartition and reformat the second hard drive so move any important data. Repartition the second hard drive with fdisk and when it asks you if you want the primary partition to be active, say no. The only active partition you need is your boot partion on you primary hard drive. When I did this with mine, it put the second hard drive at the end of the letters.
  4. Paul D

    Paul D

    Oct 20, 1999
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