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Change drive letter of boot partition...
Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Dec 02, 2003 17:16:00
Is this an impossible task?
I've just downloaded Partition Magic to see if I can even do this, but in the readme for 'known issues' it says:
- You should not change the drive letter originally assigned to the Windows NT/2000/XP boot partition (the partition where Windows is installed). Changing the drive letter to anything but its original designation will cause severe boot problems and may cause your computer to be unbootable.
And there's this page...
Do not install the new HD first and try to format it with XP; just put it in bare and boot the utility floppy. (Many people make this mistake, which gives XP a chance to give the new HD a different drive letter, which can screw things up.) Very important: do *not* leave the old HD installed as a slave when you first boot the new HD.
So my XP CD 'saw' my new HD, and saw my old HD, which already had 'C' on the old active partition. So yah.. now I'm stuck with a system that has 'G:' as the boot partition.
Anyone ever able to change this, or am i screwed?
[ December 02, 2003: Message edited by: Mike Curwen ]
Joined: Dec 03, 2003
Dec 03, 2003 08:18:00
Hmmm, XP is a weird animal.
To read about changing the boot drive go here.
Though its not guaranteed to work.
I dont use XP much, and the more I hear about it, the better I think I am
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