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Old November 1, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Default How to change the letter drive of the system disk?

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I did a full re-installation of XP. I did kept the disks that was connected on the second SATA controller (back up paging etc…) and did a RAID on the Intel controller again. This time, the letter for the system disk is I. The letter C is not taking???
I will like to know how to change the letter I to C, Computer Management can not change the letter of the operating system.

Is that could be a problem when I will install software that are looking automatically for C (except for software that allow to change drive)?

Is there a safe way to change letter of a disk with the OS?
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Old November 1, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Hrm,

I don't know about RAID setups on Windows, but I ran into a problem with the boot volume not being "C" and I needed to change it. I found this article from Microsoft that did exactly what I needed: How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows. If that isn't what you need, you could take a look at this: How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP. And finally, this might be useful instead: The system partition may be assigned a drive letter other than the one that you expect when you install Windows XP, excluding the part where it tell you that you need to re-install again...

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Make sure you have no storage devices plugged into usb ports or card readers connected to usb headers on your motherboard when installing windows. This happened to me before and discovered that it was my internal card reader connected to a usb header on my motherboard that was causing my problem. It labeled my C: drive as H:
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Thank you for the info. After reading, the only solution is to re-install with my USB card reader not connected and install the other SATA (MARVELL) controller after Windows is install. When F6, I install the two drivers (INTEL and MARVELL) right away. Now I know!. Maybe it still time to reinstall before I load everything else on it...
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