10.26.06 - Help with C:

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ameilius, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    i just did a fresh install of xp home on a hp with a media card reader

    well for some reason it designated one of the removeable media's as C:

    and made my main hard drive H:

    how can i switch this.... i try to install things and it says i must be logged in as administrator to do this... when in fact, i AM the admin - with only 1 account

    plz help
     
  2. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Re: 10.26.07 - Help with C:

    Have you looked into disk management?

    Right click on my computer, select manage, expand the storage group and click on disk management. You should see a list of all drives, right click on a drive and choose the change drive letters option. You'll have to change the removable drive from C: to whatever first since you can't have two of the same letter.
     
  3. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    Re: 10.26.07 - Help with C:

    yea i tried that ..... thanks though

    i just disconnected the media drive and im reinstalling xp now....

    thanks though!
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Re: 10.26.07 - Help with C:

    You can't really change the boot drive letter, you can try but I've seen varying levels of success, by the time you are said and done, it is quicker to reinstall.
     
  5. lancer

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    Re: 10.26.07 - Help with C:

    According to MS you cannot change the root HD, mainly because so much points to in within the windows structure, personally i would just reinstall and if possible disable the media reader in the bios or disconnect is physically first.
     
  6. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    yea im all good now... just disconnected the reader.... and re-installed - all is well - thanks for the replies guys!!