1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

To move harddrive from drive E to C and set as master drive,do I need to change files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jenny2000, Oct 2, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jenny2000

    jenny2000 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    My computer was my husband's previous model. When his hard disk in drive C had problem, he bought a new hard disk and installed it in drive E and set it as master drive.

    Now I'd like to move the current hard disk from drive E to C and still set as master one, and buy another larger hard disk and install it as my second internal hard disk. (my current one is only 120GB)。I don't know whether I need to change any of the window files if I move the hard drive from E to C as the master drive. My window system is Window XP Pro SP2.


    Thank you very much.
     
  2. Sief9

    Sief9

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Okay, lemme see if I can figure out how to do this again...
    Ah okay I got it.

    Right click on My Computer and go to "Manage". Now under "Storage" go to "Disk Management". And right click on the drive "(E: )" and go to "Change Drive Letter and Path", then click "change" and on the drop down box choose "C"...

    I think that'll fix your problem, your asking how to change the letter right? So basically your C Drive isn't on your computer anymore right?

    If I understand right, then that'll fix your problem. But im not so sure how to change it to the "master drive".

    Well I kind of know how, but you'd have to format windows, delete the partition on both drives, create a partition on the drive you want, and install windows onto that one.

    Im sorry, im kind of confused on your question. :p
     
  3. jenny2000

    jenny2000 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Thank you very much.

    My situation: I have only one Hard drive installed with Window XP Pro SP2 (set as master drive), but displayed as drive E in "My Computer". If I insert a SanDisk mini cruzer in any of the USB slot, the mini cruzer becomes drive C.

    Somtimes when I installed a new software and a drive C was required, I had to use the dos command
    "subst c: e:\ " to point a virtual drive C to drive E.

    I took your suggestion and tried to change the letter of the drive, but failed due to the warning:
    "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."

    Thank you very much.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - move harddrive drive
  1. Edvinas112edvis
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    374
  2. Zygmo
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    540
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/755484

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice