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hard drive letter recognition

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by purpelnoon, May 10, 2000.

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  1. purpelnoon

    purpelnoon Thread Starter

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    I have two hard drives installed with the drive letters C: , F: . However D: is also listed but there is no device attached. How do I get rid of this letter designation.??? Also is it possible to switch Drive letters around since my CD-Rom is E: and I would like it to be F: thanks.
     
  2. Whypick1

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    CD-ROM drives the easy part, just go into System control Panel -> Device Manager -> and double click your CD-ROM, under the settings tab, assign both the Start and End Letter to F:, this will make it stay at F: no matter what, but its gotta be the first one there, so you gotta have F: drive move first. To get rid of the excess drive designation, we'll need a bit more info
     
  3. rogers55

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    Purple,

    Assuming you have Win95 or 98 and not networked.
    The letter C: is your first hard drive, first partition.
    The letter D: is your second hard drive, first partition.
    From the info you have given F: is your second hard drive second partition.

    I would suggest running FDISK from a DOS prompt, select 4 from the menu, to see what partitions you have on both drives.

    Regards,
    Roger
     
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