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Will changing drive letter of HDD on one computer cause it to change on another?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NovemberBlue, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. NovemberBlue

    NovemberBlue Thread Starter

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    I have an HP dv9500 laptop that was giving me some problems, so I bought two external HDD enclosures so that I could take out the hard drives and transfer the data to my new laptop. To avoid confusion with other external drives that I've attached, I renamed the two hard drives H: and P: on the new laptop.

    After I transferred the data, I put the HDDs back into the original dv9500 and was going to run the restore disk. However, now it won't even power on, as if the motherboard has gone out. I had the motherboard replaced last August, so I really hope that's not the problem now!

    I'm wondering, since I renamed the C: drive that hosts the OS on the new laptop, will it change the letter in the original laptop as well, causing it not to find C: in order to boot? Just trying to rule some things out before I write it off as a piece of junk. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    A drive letter assigned on one computer has no effect on a different computer. However, if you modified the system drive letter (C:) in Windows while it was booted up, you'll have all kinds of problems, and I doubt the computer will even boot up again.
     
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