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Drive letter auto change in win2003 make system error

Q: Drive letter auto change in win2003 make system error

Dear All,
I just install al dual boot of winxp and win2003 ent. winxp is at the primary partition as C: and win2003 at 1st logical partition as d:. after installing it work fine. but after I do the windows update and patch to the most updated and reboot the system. to log into winxp it still function will but after boot into win2003 it showing error msg. it due to currently the win2003 drive letter change from the d: become c: now. so it make the system file unable to locate the correct win2003 file. because currently win2003 file already the drive letter with c: and the winxp file become d:. but the win2003 OS still keep on looking it own file at the d: path. any one here facing this kind of problem before? any way to solve it or change the win2003 file drive letter to become d: again? thank you

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A: Drive letter auto change in win2003 make system error

Right click on My Computer on your desktop and choose manage, in the new screen that pops up choose for Disk Management and richt click on the disk you want to change the drive letter from, first change it to something like E so the C is empty. Then change the D to C and E to D again!

Good Luck!

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Does anyone know if it's possible to change the system drive letter?

I reinstalled WinXP on a system with Win98 already on it. WinXP was assigned the drive letter H, the letters between C and H being used for for various IDE devices.

Of course Device Manager/Drive Management does not allow one to change the system drive.

Thanks,

Robert.
 

A:How to change SYSTEM drive letter

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I have Win 7 running from C: drive and another Win 7 from D: drive (pro versions with different languages).

I have to change the boot drive in the BIOS of the motherboard, each time I want to switch the OS (rarely).

I bought an SSD recently, switched to the D: boot, connected it over USB and used the supplied Samsung disk mirroring utility to move the system to the 840 PRO automatically (it's obviously used D: as the current system drive).

Then, I have removed all of the old drives (C: and D: ) and installed the SSD in place of C: drive.

The system booted fine, except for the "temporary user profile" warning. The SSD have the C: letter.

Using regedit, I have fixed the "temporary user" issue (renaming the .bak profile entry and correcting the user path inside).

Then, using the regedt33 app, I have replaced all of the "D:/"s to "C:/"s in the registry and rebooted.

The system seem to work fine on the surface (surely, except for some shortcuts).

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My question is: what else should I check, to make sure the system is in perfect shape now? One of the ideas - search for any "D:/"s in the files on the disk (configs). Does anybody know of any Windows 7 config files, I have to take care for explicitly? Another idea is to run some system integrity checking app - could you recommend any?

Just please, don't use the "clean install" words in your answer, I'm fed up with that Google search result already.

A:Change system drive letter

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System Just do settings after OS transfer. If has great info on what you should do to make the system perfect after transfer.

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Hello, first of all thanks to anyone that trys to help.

Here is my problem. I recieved a HDD for christmas and I wanted to install Windows XP onto it. So I took the existing HDD and swapped the jumper settings and cables to slave and set the new HDD to Master. I installed Windows XP onto the new HDD. Now I want to change the drive letter of the new Windows installation from F:\ to C:\. I already changed the old letter C:\ to letter J:\. But I can't seem to change F:\ to C:\. I have tried doing this with PartionMagic 8.0.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:How do I change the System Drive Letter

The problem is that when you installed the old drive
had already been allocated drive C.
Windows will not allow you to change the system drive.
In order to get around it,you will need to reinstall
with the slave drive disconnected.
Since you have changed the original drive,
you may not have to disconnect it but a
reinstall is needed to make your system drive C.

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hi
pls help
presently my windows Xp sp2 is installed in drive E.
I want to apply a patch to a software......for security reasons
but the patch is only applicable to C which should be boot drive.........but my boot drive is E
wat can i do?
i just wanted to change drive litter from e to c, without reboot i'll apply patch, then i'll change it back to e!
can i use partition magic 8 for this purpose!!

please help!! reply to my doubts!!!!

A:How to change System/Boot drive letter???pls help

Instructions to change a drive letter here,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

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I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a computer that was running Windows 7. I installed it onto the secondary partition, D:\. I assumed Windows would automatically switch the drive letters around to make the System Drive C:\. It didn't.

How can I change the system drive letter without breaking everything and without a complete reinstall? I've tried the obvious method of 'just' changing the drive letter but that ended with the PC not being able to boot at all.

If some one can enlighten me I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance .

osholt

A:Change System Drive letter without breaking PC

I would try changing the Drive letter to C: and then run Startup Repair - you may need to run it up to 3 times.

Startup Repair

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Is there a way too change the system drive letter, without having to reinstall windows? If there is what is it?

A:[SOLVED] System Drive Letter Change?

Erm, this is marked solved with no responses.

Changing the drive letter is a bad idea. Having something other than C:\ as the boot drive is very inconvenient, but the risk IMO is too high. Many applications do not work after the drive letter change process.

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So here's the problem. Had a nice clean install of XP Home running perfectly on a new P4 Canterwood system, with an old Maxtor HD. Thought I'd upgrade to an 80 GB WD Caviar special edition. Installed the new HD, initialized and formatted thru disk management into two partiitons, which were assigned G and H (C, D old HD; E, F, CD/RW). Copied all of C to G, using the WD Data lifeguard tools.

Reconfigured the WD from slave to master, and tried to boot into XP, figuring no problem, since entire content of the old C drive had been copied; no go. Boot hung every time at the blue Windows XP screen, after the black XP boot screen w/ the green running bar indicator. not promising.

So I do a repair reinstall. The path shown for the current installation is C:\Windows, as I'd expect since the new HD was the only drive connected. Repair reinstall goes smoothly, boots fine, most settings are saved, so far so good; but then I notice that NONE of the installed programs will run, because path names can't be found. Also found it odd that in Windows Explorer view, all of the folder ocons that should be on the left pane were missing. The names of the folders, discs etc were still there, but no icons.

Very strange. I go back to disk management, and lo and behold, XP has carried over the name of the first partition as G!! Not surprising that nothing will run, when all apps are still looking for a C:\ path, and the actual boot/system drive letter is G. So I try to rename G: to C:, only to ... Read more

A:Need to change boot/system drive letter

I suggest you try the copy again, using the WD tools to copy the image over. You will spend a lot more time screwing around with getting the registry correct than it'll take to do another copy. :)

Don't boot the old system after the copy with the new disk still attached as slave. Once the copy ends, turn off the system, put the new disk in as master, and boot it up.

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I've installed Windows 8 starting the installer from Win8 RP and I've just noticed that it picked up the drive letters from the old system. Now my system drive is Y instead of C , because in the old system that partition was Y.
If I try to change the drive letter in the Drive Management it gives an error.
Does anyone know how to change system drive letter in Windows 8 RTM?

A:How to change system drive letter in Windows 8 RTM?

This can definitely be a pain. I believe this article may help:

How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

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Hello

I have:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb - Unformatted
I want:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sdb0 - F:\ System-reserved user data
I get to:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb0 - X:\ Unused User data (NTUSER.DAT etc)

And this on a lot of PC's that have been installed falsely and have been delivered.

The partitioning works like a charm, but I cannot find a way to change drive letters externally. Internally would not work of course, since any user I log in to will have his system-reserved data on drive letter F:\

Does anyone have an idea?

Regards,
Andreas

A:Change system-reserved drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ciscam


Hello

I have:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb - Unformatted
I want:sda0 - Windows
sdb0 - System-reserved user data
I get to:sda0 - C:\ Windows
sda1 - F:\ System-reserved user data (NTUSER.DAT etc)
sdb0 - X:\ Unused User data (NTUSER.DAT etc)

And this on a lot of PC's that have been installed falsely and have been delivered.

The partitioning works like a charm, but I cannot find a way to change drive letters externally. Internally would not work of course, since any user I log in to will have his system-reserved data on drive letter F:\

Does anyone have an idea?

Regards,
Andreas


Hello , It seems to me that your trying to change drive letters. If that's the case follow this guide..
Change, add, or remove a drive letter

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Hi,

Ok, here's the situation, I want to install XP Pro on a former XP HE (I say former because there are so many corrupt/damaged system files that no Win DVD, or live CDs can recognize it..), on a Vaio VGN-A617B laptop.
I would prefer to do a factory recovery from the recovery partition but there seem to be some problems too, it can't set up properly.

In short:
I got the error "unmountable drive" after a system crash.
After trying unsuccessfully to repair it with the recovery console doing chkdsk/fixboot/fixmbr, I tried to replace the files using the repair option on a Win DVD (not from the recovery console) but it couldn't see any previous Windows installations and only listed the partitions leaving me with set up/create/delete options.
I made a BartPE DVD to copy and save some personal files on an external drive.
Unfortunately, BartPE completely messed up the drive/partition letters and gave the letter E to the external drive, but E was the hidden vaio recovery partition, so C was assigned to it...
After restarting the laptop and unplugging the external drive, the vaio recovery partition kept the letter C, and E was given to the system volume...

So, now I am left with a laptop that tries to boot from the unworking recovery partition (it worked before the letter change), and a useless system volume that doesn't work.

I tried to change the letters and give back the E to the vaio recovery partition hoping that it would work but I can't,I ... Read more

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A mate of mine bought an old dell at a car boot sale for €20 it had 20 gig pata running xp so i had an 80 gig ide which i said he could have
Anyhow i connected 80 gig up as slave on primary controller and installed xp pro on it for him
After installation i removed the 20 gig and put 80 gig on master on primary,i dont know why i didnt do this at start,but damage was done
I am getting quick message saying invalid bootini but then machine continues to boot with no problems after that
The issue i now have is the system partition is assigned drive letter D instead of C
How can i change os partition to C

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Change drive letter on system partition

Remove all drives except the System Drive (previous D:) which is on the Primary Master controller with the jumper pins set to Master, and restart the computer. The System drive will now be C: Now shut down the computer and add the 20 Gb drive on either the Secondary Master controller with the jumper pin set to Master or with the jumper set to Slave as a Slave Drive on the primary chain, on restart it should be the D: drive.

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Hello,

My first post here so I hope I am in the correct place.

Here is my problem...

I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a new Seagate 1TB drive. During the Windows 7 install I created a 250GB partition where the Windows files would be installed. I also left an unallocated partition that I would later use as a data drive (for storing music, videos, docs, etc).

As normal, the Windows 7 installer stated it would need to create a system partition where the boot files and other mysterious files would be stored. Indeed, after installation it had created a 100mb system partition (which I believe is normal).

In Windows I used the Disk Management utility to make the Unallocated partition useable. As a result I had the following partitions:

System partition (no drive letter assigned)
C: Boot and Page File partition (where Windows is installed)
D: Data partition (where music, videos, docs, etc will be stored)

So far all is well However...

What I needed to do was follow the simple procedure in the following link to move my C:\Users folder to D:\Users...

Move All User Folders to Another Hard Drive – Windows 7 > How - To @ MaxMakeDesign.co.uk

After following the instructions to get to the dos command prompt via the Windows install/repair DVD I was bemused to find that the system partition (that had no drive letter in Windows) was drive C:, my boot partition where Windows is installed (drive C: in Windows) was drive D:, and my data drive (drive D: in Windows) was drive ... Read more

A:Need to Change Windows System Partition Drive Letter

Maybe this would be easier.

User Profile - Change Default Location

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I have just got a new hard drive, loaded Windows XP, and installed all the programs/drivers that I needed, all was well and good, until I notice that what should be the C drive, is actually the G drive

I didn't think it could be done, I know you can drive other drive letters in but trying to change the boot drive letter, you get the following message "Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system or boot volume".....

Found this online, which Iím happy to try, but not too sure to be honest.

Any advice would be welcomed; otherwise next week when Iím at work again Iíll start the tedious process of re-installing everything!

Thanks very much, lanks
 

A:Solved: How can i change the system volume drive letter?

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Change letter of the boot drive or the system drive

Under xp pro is possible but I haven't try under windows 7 64 bits.

xp is possible according to

How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

Do you know the procedure ?

Best Regards

P.D. I have seen a pair of post in this forum but I was not able to determine....

A:Change letter of the boot drive or the system drive

It seems to be the same. But why on earth did you want to do this.

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Hi guys!

I've been getting glitches, blue screen and AMD/ATI errors for a while now. I'm about to get my hard drive replaced by warranty for free, but they asked a lot of money for cloning my current hard drive, so I figured I'd do it myself as I own an external hard drive. As it turns out, I'm much less tech-savvy than I hoped.

I managed to copy all the files I want to keep manually onto my external, but then wanted to do an actual backup as well, as they required a disc to re-install my OS, which I don't have, cause I never got it.

I've managed to create a system repair disc, but every time I try to do a full backup or a system image, it gets to about 30% and then quits with this error code - 0x80070002.

So, I found this - Error code 0x8100002F and or error code 0x80070002 when you back up files in Windows 7 -, and it seems to be scenario 3, that lead me there - You encounter problems when you move data over USB from a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has an NVIDIA USB EHCI chipset and at least 4GB of RAM -, but after that I got an error saying it's not applicable to my computer. I then found this - Error 0x80070002 when attempting to backup files -, which suggested me to change the letter for the 100MB partition, but as it doesn't have a letter to begin with, it only offers me the 'help' option, rather than the change letter one and now I'm stuck. Is there a way I can change it or is there anything else I can do to backup my OS? I'm not t... Read more

A:0x80070002 error/can't change drive letter

I'm no expert, but I've just recently installed Windows 7 after using XP for 6 years. I think all the error code 0X8007002 means is that some folder or directory (or in your case some partition) that Windows 7 backup expected to see isn't there for some reason or it can't locate it for some reason. If I was in your position I would at least do this; I would not select "Let windows decide which files to backup" when I did the backup, but I would select the manual option and select them myself. For now, I would skip the 100MB partition even though you have a lot of your personal files there. Get the OS backed up with your personal settings because this is the most important thing you will need for restoring the image to your new hard drive. As you say, you can always go back and install MS Office and your Adobe programs. If you're like me, you've even saved your "templates" folder for MS Word. This was the most important thing to me because I had a few templates and also a lot of macros written for MS Word processing. I had to install the new "templates" folder from XP into a different folder on Windows 7, but it works just fine when I run MS Word 2003 now.

I've also seen some talk of folks having trouble when trying to transfer the system image from a USB drive to C: rather than from another internal HD. But, hopefully you won't have any problems with that. You've got the right idea--just boot from the Windows 7 reapir disk and select the option... Read more

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I've done quite a bit of reading but have not found a specific answer to the title of this thread.  The system reserved partition for Windows 7 is created and has assigned the drive letter D:.  While I have no problem with the system partition
per se, I would prefer no drive letter to be assigned or to able to change it at the very least.

A:Change or remove Windows 7 System Reserved partition Drive Letter

It is highly unusual for Windows 7 to assign a letter to the reserved partition.  It is more likely that someone assigned the letter D: to that partition.
However, you should be able to go to the Disk Management and remove the letter on that partition.

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I have a drive that has a lot of information on it that I need. A user left our company and all of his files are on this drive. I was handed it and asked to build a VM with all his information on it. When I plug the drive in it loads the drivers and shows
up just fine in Computer Management (shown below), but not in Computer. So I think, ok, I'll just add a drive letter but that option is greyed out and won't let me. The disk is initialized and appears to be healthy. I have gone to device manager and made sure
there were no problems there as well. It was also an external drive so I removed it and made it an internal drive on my machine but got the same results. It shows up in BIOS but obviously can't boot off of it since it is not an OS drive.
Deleting/formatting the drive is not an option. Is there a way to get this drive accessible without that? Deleting it is the exact opposite of what I want done here. 
Thanks!

A:Change Drive Letter and Paths... greyed out. Can't assign drive letter.

That looks like a mac formatted drive, that's why it wont work on your PC. Try installing Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

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Ok so here's a little backstory before I jump into my problem. I've got 2 harddrives installed; a SSD and a regular HDD. The SSD is labeled C: since it has Windows and other core programs while the HDD is labeled B:. The solid state is almost full while the regular one still has over a terabyte of space left to fill up. Normally, I have no problem installing new programs or games to the HDD till now.When I went to install my new game on B: it kept giving me invalid directory errors. So I went to the game's forums and discovered that the reason that issue was happening was because the game recognized drive letters A and B as floppy drives as opposed to hard drive letters. Further investigation revealed that apparently this little bit of design is hardcoded into the game and there really isn't any work around except changing the drive letter. So I looked up how to do so and made the change.....then the problems started.After changing the drive letter from B: to Z: I kept getting 'path does not exist' error message with features and hardware connected to Windows on C:. For example, my DVD-ROM drive is labeled D: and everytime I tried to install the game after the drive letter change I got 'D:\, path does not exist. make sure the path is correct and try again' error. Another example, when trying to go to Device Manager to start a fix I couldn't because of 'explorer.exe, path does not exist' error. Basically, every step I ... Read more

A:'Path does not exist' error constantly after drive letter change

Can you please post your Disk management screen in a screen shot so we can get a better look at the partitions.

To change drive letters Go to Disk Management

Check the disk you want to and select Change Drive and Letters.

Question do you have any floppy drives in your system?

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I lost my Event Viewer, and had to do a repair installation to fix it. Unfortunately, during the repair install, Windows decided to rename my second HD as the D: drive... it was K: before that. Now I cannot access any of my docs, pictures, music, or videos through the normal means... they don't show up in libraries or explorer, and apps like Restorator and Sure Thing (CD labeler) cannot find them. I think that means the paths are broken..?

It won't allow me to rename the HD back into K: (it's not listed as available). I can access the data by clicking Computer > D, and I can see the data is there, but its unusable as of now. Any ideas?

A:Can't change hard drive letter to needed letter

Hello Stevie,

To be safe, you should create a restore point before doing this in case you make a mistake and need to use it to do a system restore.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

1. If the K letter is not being used by another internal drive, then you can open regedit and navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. In the left pane, Take ownership (step 2 in Option Two of METHOD TWO) of the registry key MountedDevices and "Allow" yourself "Full Control" of it as well.

3. In the right pane of MountedDevices, right click on \DosDevices\K: and click on Delete and OK.

4. Restart the computer to apply. You should now be able to change the second hard drive letter to K.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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sir,

i have windows 7 desktop. there are some partition on it.but there is problem with these partition. All the three partition have the same drive letter.i attach a link showing the picture. all three partitions are dynamic , simple. if i open these drives only the contents of one drive are appeared. another two drive data are not shown in any manner.

i don't want to lose any data from any drive ......
please help me sir...
my windows is installed in c:\ drive which is also dynamic and there are no recent changes.only one change i did which is i shrink dynamic volume 50 GB from 206 GB and again mixed with 206 GB without allocating free space.

and only the c drive is on and d drive is off.but in my other desktop same configuration exist.
please help me...and please don't say change and remove drive letter...........waiting for response

A:changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter

First thing you're going to do is fill in the specs of the desktop whose snips you are showing us.

Then you're going to do the same with the second pc opening a second post with snips. Give it a different title like "Second pc with drive letters the same". Don't forget the snips.

You should not have dynamic disks in either machine. What did you do to accomplish this?

There exists a bevy of spectacular experts on this site that will be happy to help you. But give us ALL the info please.

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Greetings.
After last "patch-tuesday" my Windows 8.1 don't assign drive letters to hotswaped HDD's and USB keys.
When starting my backupdrive (eSATA), it is now without a drive letter, I can give it one though in disk-management, but before last tuesday, it was given a letter automatic. Same problem when I connect an USB-HDD or an USB-stick.

Is there a way to get back "autoassign of a drive letter"? (don't know the correct word for this function in English).

A:Auto assign Drive letter don't work anymore?

Open Command Prompt in Administrator mode (right click on Start button for a shortcut)Type "diskpart" to enter Microsoft DiskPartAt the DiskPart prompt, type: "automount enable"

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How can I check what make/model is a certain drive under Windows 7?

I already tried under Device Manager > Disk Drives but it only indicated the make/model but not the drive letter assignment.

I also tried Computer Management > Disk Management > Right Click Disk > Properties > Hardware but when it shows all the drives' make/model but not the drive letter assignment?

Is Windows 7 capable of showing the drive letter as well as the make/model of the aforementioned drive letter? If Windows 7 is incapable of doing this, is there a software that you can recommend that can do this?

A:Drive Letter's Make/Model? How to check it under Windows 7

This might be of help.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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Okay so I managed to figure out all my problems with my partitions and my computer not starting and I am finally at the last step. I have a partition made specifically for Minecraft with a smaller cluster size so it runs faster...

Now I would like it so this drive has no letter so everyone doesn't see the Minecraft drive on there accounts (in-case they say whats that oh delete etc...). So how can I create a shortcut to the launcher in this drive without allowing the drive to have a letter???

Regards, Radical924

A:How can I make a shorcut to a hidden drive/partition with no letter???

How about a security setting?

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Some people come up with a special and specific requirement. And so it is with pkerr. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post2680332

He wants Windows to assign the same letter for all his external drives which he is using for backups. He will be connecting just one drive at a time.

The solution is simple.

Windows identifies a drive with a Windows unique ID. Each drive in fact has a unique ID.( the general scene)

You give the same unique ID to all the external drives that you want to have the same drive letter and Windows will oblige you by giving the same drive letter when you plug just one drive at a time.

Illustration:

I have two drives one named ZotacBackup and the other GenBackup. Each have their own unique ID and normally these get the drive letters I and J.



Unique ID of ZotacBackup I: is F3 64 5D 07 ( highlighted in green )



Unique ID of GenBackup J: is AB 3E 68 39 ( highlighted in green)



Now I shall change the Unique ID of GenBackup J: to F3 64 5D 07 ( the same as that of ZotacBackup I: using bootice - my favourite program.)

Changing the Unique ID of GenBackup J:



Changed:



This change will be perceived by Windows the next time you connect the drive.

Now both the drives have the same Unique ID.

I shall plug out the GenBackup J: leaving only the ZotacBackup I: and change its drive letter to R (or any other free drive letter one may want).

Changing Zotac Backup I: to ZotacBackup R: ( Now Windows has associated Drive lette... Read more

A:How to make Windows assign the same drive letter to all externals

Will only work if partition's "start sector" is the same. You can change the DISK ID using DISKPART as well. How to Change the Disk Signature of a Drive Without Losing Existing Data or Reformatting (howtohaven.com)

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I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)

I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.

The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.

How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.

If there is no easy way then how do I stop program updates for Adobe etc. failing because they can not find the F drive. I don't know why they look at that drive anyway.

Help.

A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back

Hi PAMDILL,

Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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I'm booting off my SSD which is drive C:\ and I have games and programs on an extra hard drive which was origanally drive H:\ but after a restart it switched to I:\ and when I go into Disk Management to change it Drive H:\ isn't there.

A:Hard drive isnt allowed to change the correct drive letter

Hi KiityCancer,

What you say makes perfect sense. So, if a restart changed the drive letter to I, then H won't be there. Why not just leave it at I or is there more to this story...

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My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F.

I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen.

Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G.

I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

A:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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When I installed windows 8, I did so by creating a second partition (E) and I kept Vista on my C partition.
Right now I want to remove Vista and merge the two partitions again (which I know how to do).
My question is, can I safely name that merged partition C? Or will this mess up my windows 8 install and do I have to keep it E?

A:Change drive letter

Not clear what you mean.

When you boot into win8 - does it identify itself as E ?

If so, then you can't chage that successfully without a reinstall.

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I have done this before but done forget how, lots of other stuff has traveled the old brain since then maybe i need to defrag my mind, anyway I need to know how to change my drive letter somehow on my partitioned c: d: drive d: is now g: and i would like to make it d: again if possible.
Thanks Mr. Bill
 

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I have a triple boot system:

C - Win7 Ultimate - SSD array
D - Data - WD 640 spinner 1
E - Win7 Pro - 1st partition on WD 640 spinner 2
F - Win7 Enterprise - 2nd partition WD 640 spinner 2

Using Acronis True Image 2010, I keep 2 images of each OS on D.

I'd like to put an image of C onto E, then make some changes to it. I think I tried this back in the Vista beta days, but can't recall if I ever got it to work, tempted to say "no".

Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Change Drive letter

What do you want help with here?

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would appreciate some help with this if anyone has the time

i cant change drive letter to c on system drive, i messed it up ages ago trying to change letters around and have had problems ever since. Its been suggested that i reinstall win7 but i want to avoid that if at all possible .

its win 7 installation with one hd [no extra partitions] and one usb drive

some problems are:

if i right click on system drive windows explorer stops working

if i try to change system drive letter i get parameter is incorrect

also [recently] system drive was not set as active, it is now corrected

cant get permission [after reading several articles on the subject] to do windows updates or install MS Word and a few others but not all installations are blocked

cant install iTunes [no reason given]

cant get Windows Tweaks all in one repair tool to effect repairs [runs all night]

thanks

A:cant change drive letter

Please post a full clear shot of Disk Management, and we`ll go from there.

FYI, the windows install drive or partition`s letter, or even another drive with programs installed on it should never have it`s letter changed, only a data drive or partition`s letter can safely be changed.

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When I put my usb in my pc I see on my Computer a new drive letter H:
So now I have: C: D: E:
Floppy: A: and my DVD as F: and a Removeable disk I: but I don't have a any removeable disk on any usb port in my pc.
When I put now my other usb it's assigining it as drive H:
But I need it to be G: since I need to save to it something from a program I saved before and it must be G: not H:

How can I change/force it to be drive letter G: instead H: ?

A:How to change the drive letter from H: to G: ?

Hello Chocolade, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could connect both drives, then use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to play shuffle the drive letters around to change them to what you wanted.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How can I change the drive letter of my Harddrive. I loaded a new PC and the drive letter is ( F ) I want to change it to :C but windows says it cannot change the drive letter.
Please help because I see all sorts of problems with my Primary drive being F
 

A:How to Change drive letter ??

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Hi,
Initially I have a c drive and my dvd-rom is d-drive.
I then use partition magic to partition c drive. The new drive is automatically assigned e-drive. How do I change the e-drive into d-drive and the dvd-rom into e-drive.

Thanks
 

A:How to change drive letter

Right Click MY COMPUTER icon
go to MANAGE
In this window, choose DISK MANAGEMENT
you can change drive letters in there
 

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Hi im on C:/ AND i run ronuk.org on Z:/ i need to put the ronuk on d:/ its not being used but its not listed how can i get it>?

A:change drive letter

you can change it through disk management

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Hi, so I've done a whoopsie. I had windows 7 on a SSD drive, assigned C: by windows 7, but it was full so I decided I'd clone it onto a bigger SSD drive using Acronis Disk Director. Went swimmingly I thought, both drives contained the same data. I wasn't too sure what my next step ought to be, whether acronis will have sorted it so that my new SSD now has the orginal SSD's drive letter or not. If it did, it will be mean a simple transition. But you guessed it, it left the drive letters the same, so when I booted up, it loaded from the orginal SSD. I then changed the original SSD drive letter, and used EasyBCD to remove the original boot and create a new one with the new SSD.
Unfortunate now when I boot up Windows 7 I get a Preparing Your Desktop message for a couple of mins, but it's then followed by a screen with a cursor but no desktop icons or taskbar. It also seemed unresponsive to keyboard strokes. Any ideas?

A:Need to change a drive letter from outside the OS

Boot into safe mode and press CNTRL-ALT-DEL. Select the task manager and select file and run.
Enter explorer.exe. When the explorer opens see what drive letter windows is using as the system disk.
Then select regedit and navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\System\Mounteddevices.
Look for \DOS\Devices\?: where the ? is the drive letter that the system was using. Change it to C:
First look to see if there is another \DOS\Devices\C:, if there is, change that letter to an unused letter before
changing the system used drive letter to C:

Reboot and you should be all set.
You will also need to reset the system restore because it will have a drive C: that it can't find.

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Bought new Compaq PC and want to remove Samsung HD and replace with larger IBM drive. Ghosted drive successfully and can boot successfully from IBM hard drive. Want to change Samsung HD drive letter to X and then change IBM hard drive letter to C. When going into disk manager I get a pop up window stating the drive contains a 'pagefile'. Need guidance on how to successfully rename my new IBM HD to letter C and remove the Samsung HD.

A:Drive letter change in XP

Hello, I hope this helps you http://support.microsoft.com/default...307844&sd=tech.

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On a Win 2000 Professional, how do you change the drive letter of a CD-ROM drive? I know it's somewhere in device manager but I'm not sure where. Please advise.

-Jarrad

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"The more I pretend... The more others believe."
 

A:CD-ROM Drive Letter Change

Right click on the My Computer Icon and select manage (about halfway down the list)

Open up the storage section and go into disk management.

Right click on the drive you want to change and you will get a menu so that you can change the drive letter.
 

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Another fine mess Ollie!
Had some recent print problem (wouldn't) and decided to reinstall the printer software driver etc- Have a Lexmark X3350 (Fine machine). However since the first printer install my C drive has gotten fatter and the software says there is not enough space for it to install on "C"(-which it insists is where it has to go?) Even after I uninstalled the printer? No apparent option available to change the "target" drive!
My now designated "E" drive has gigabytes of space but no way,it seems, to install the printer to this drive? I thought of removing the "C" Hdrive (My system OS stuff Win 2K is all on the "E" Hdrive-- but not sure if this drive will become my "C" Hdrive if I remove the wimpy (Original) 196 MB!! and go to the "E" Hdrive (184 GB). Is this feasable or is there a more elegant solution to get the printer installed onto the "E" Hdrive without dicking around with the software (I'm not qualified for that approach, Ollie?) What say? Thank you
Mike
 

A:Drive Letter change?

move my documents to E right click on icon on desktop/properties/move/ in target type the path to E: make a folder on E:\ documents and move all the files to that folder. clean out temp files get utility here...
http://www.danish-shareware.dk/soft/emptemp/

defrag C you need at least 30%of C free for xp to operate properly..
install your printer to the default setting..
 

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In windows XP how to change the Cd-rom drive letter like f:,g: etc.
 

A:Change the Drive Letter

Right click on the My Computer Icon and select manage.

Open up the disk management .

Scroll down to the cd-rom drive and right click it for and option to change the drive letter and path.
 

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I've got a two hard drive laptop set up and I'd like the OS to be on my faster 256GB OCZ RD400 SSD but with a letter other than C: I don't care what letter, just not C.

My larger 1 TB drive, is what I'd like to label as C: without the operating system on it. I use DropBox with my colleagues and the CAD references look at the drive letter - so my xref files, data shortcuts, etc.c won't be found if my DropBox folder is on my D drive.

I've tried using Minipartition Toool Wizard and EasyBCD to copy the OS from one drive to another hoping it wouldn't always default to C: but it does. My laptop is set up for UEFI and GPT disks which is new to me and was quite confusing at first. I've tried using DiskPart to no luck - won't let me change the C letter. I even edited a file DOSDevices in REGEDIT - computer wouldn't boot after that...

I have not seen any way in Windows 10 to change the drive letter during set up, etc. It's always C. I even installed the OS on both drives and had a dual boot setup - but it always made the OS drive letter C and I don't want the OS on my 1 TB drive - it is noticeably slower.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks. In summary, I'd like the OS with letter D: on my 256GB RD400 SSD and DropBox on my 1 TB HD with the letter C:.

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yo. when i baught my computer it came with a card reader. the slots in the card reader were for some reason assigned the drive letters c: e: f: and g:. This resulted in the computer assigning my hard drive the letter h:. This is very annoying because when i anstall programs etc. i have to change the default path of installation. I have tried to use computer management > disk management, but when i try to change the drive letter it states:"Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume"screenshot of my predicamentAll i want is to change the drive letter from h: to c:I hope this doesnt turn out that i have to remove the card reader manually then install it again after i have assigned my hard drive the letter c:Please assist...

A:Cannot Change Drive Letter

I hope this doesnt turn out that i have to remove the card reader manually then install it again after i have assigned my hard drive the letter c:Bingo!!.... That's your best bet.It's only going to take 5 minutes of your time.[Added Info]While you're at it, check the pins on your hard drives and make sure the one you want to have as drive C is set as the master.

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Hello,
I just had to do a fresh install of my win7 ultimate and as always windows changes the drive letters. without going into a lot of stuff you don't want to know my problem is.

I have a redundant backup system on my drives for example I had drive L: F Drive and that had a copy of my F drive and I had a O:f Drive with a second copy. OK I'm anal..lol

Now that my drives are all different letters on this new install of windows I have a problem.

Can I do this, I know I can change the letter to whatever I want but if I change F drive to S will F be available to me to use. My F drive is now E and want to change all the letters to letters that I didn't have and then change them again to the letters I did have to keep my backup correct. I am wondering if I change a letter is the old letter available to me to use again.

Thanks hope this isn't so confusing

A:Can someone tell me if I can change drive letter like this

Yes, the old letter that is released will be available to be assigned to another drive.

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After a Reboot, while using Easeus Partition Master, my D drive disappeared. I assigned the D letter to it in Disk Management and when I rebooted again, the D letter was taken. I was forced to assign letter Z until I figure out what to do.

The device D letter is assigned to now, does not exist in either Registry of Disk manager (check screenshots)

The only place where I can see the culprit occupying D is in My Computer. I checked Deamon Tools or similar programs and neither of them uses such a drive. Can you please help me sorting this one out? I can't switch back to D: with any of the three possible methods (Disk Management, Regedit or diskpart command in CMD). This letter simply deosn't exist for the computer.

P.S.: I have 2 more partitions but the are containing Linux and they are not touched for quite a while. It can't be them.

A:Drive Letter is Already Taken, but I Can't See it or Change It

Below is my section of the Registry, I show the A: floppy drive but there is no A: drive in the computer although it can be enabled in the BIOS. Most newer BIOSes don't list the A: and B: options although Windows reserves those 2 drive letters for floppy drives. A USB floppy drive will show differently, take an available letter.

Z: is usually assigned to the first Networked drive such as a NAS/Network Attached Storage drive, mine is although it's not showing on the list.

I do have several drives listed but not all show in Disk Management or Windows Explorer as they are memory card slots/card reader in the computer and won't show until a card is inserted and some are External USB drives.

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I am trying to take a slightly used 250g hard drive from an XP computer and copy the contents from my 80G Win 7 to replace it. I assume I need to change the drive letter on the 250 so when I slave it into the Win 7 machine it will recognize it.
The problem is the old XP machine will not let me changer the drive letter. I get the message "windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system or boot volume".
Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Drive letter change help.

The drive letter should change when you install the drive in the win7 pc . .

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