Default drive D?

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  1. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    Hello,
    I reinstalled XP last night and Windows made my default drive D which causes problems when booting. Is there a way to set my D drive as C. Also there is a C drive but I unplugged it to see if my mbr would switch it for me. Thanks.
     
  2. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    You can't change the letter on the boot device. I had this same problem, the only way I solved it was reformatting and reinstalling. When you do that make sure whatever device is taking up C: is unplugged.
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    You dont have to have the current C unplugged.
    You can reformat both drives during windows set up.
    Unfortunately windows setup is the most nerve racking thing ever.
    You will still have to reformat to change the drives around.
     
  4. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    forget it Ill live with it
     
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I wouldn't be able to. I'm very fussy with stuff.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Does it boot up though?
    I mean, my drives are messed up like that.
    Well sorta.
    The d Drive happened to be the smaller drive, so i have windows on that and files on the c.
    It boots up fine for me, but your question led me to believe you had boot troubles.
     
  7. retread

    retread OSNN Junior Addict

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    Found the following procedure to change boot drive letters. Have not used, but it came from ms. Suggest you go to ms and research further before following the steps. Use at your own risk.
    (http://support/microsoft.com/kb/223218)
    Good Luck!
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Cant access the link, at least I cant.
     
  9. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    thanks I think I'll try it and if it does not work I'll reinstall Windows.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Warning Do not use the procedure that is described in this article to change a drive on a computer where the drive letter has not changed. If you do so, you may not be able to start your operating system. Follow the procedure that is described in this article only to recover from a drive letter change, not to change an existing computer drive to something else. Back up your registry keys before you make this change.


    This is not for you this will render you unbootable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. legodude83089

    legodude83089 OSNN Dude

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    Yep, apparantly this was not for my case. I did it and restarted my PC and after the windows bar at the bottom of the screen was done loading the screen went black and nothing happened. So I simply reinstalled Windows with the "C drive" unplugged. My default drive is now C. I had already saved all my important files to my other hard drive when I first reinstalled Windows and as a precaution I unauthorized my iTunes account for that computer, boy am I glad I did, so no harm done. I would suggest that you delete those links in case someone sees them and doesn't read the rest of the thread. Thanks again.
     
  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Well, reinstalling is the best way to go.
    Glad you got it fixed.