simple partioning question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dubstar, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    if i partion off 2 gigs of my hdd for music, will it create a new drive? (example: 20gig C drive, partioned to 18gig C: .. will the 2 gigs create a new drive 'Z:' ?)

    im just playing around with the tools on my computer, just figuring out some new ways of organizing space.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    It will create a D. That's why I have my cd roms as X Y Z then they don't get messed up. It is easy to change back though with XP.
     
  3. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    sweet, thanks doofus
     
  4. dubstar

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    2000.0 mb = 2 gigs right?
     
  5. Herkalees

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    Yes sir 1000mb = 1gb
     
  6. yoyo

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    2 GB = 2048 MB ;)
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    We want metric. :D
     
  8. dubstar

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    ok, so i made my "M" drive aka MUSIC drive.... how do i change this nasty default windows xp icon?
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    This is how I do it>

    Open note pad & create this file:
    [AUTORUN]
    ICON=icon.ICO *(name of icon)*

    Save as autorun.inf

    Put the inf & the icon in the root of the drive. Reboot.

    In your case here> M:\

    You might have to reboot to see the result.
     
  10. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    theres an icon in my

    "%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll"

    but i dont know what number.. how do i find out?? its a Music note, and speaker in the same icon...

    also, how would i label this? ICON="%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll" ??
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You have to use the actual icon & move/copy it to the root of the drive. Don't know how to get at it in the shell. :(
     
  12. yoyo

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    This one?
     
  13. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    how did you get that out of the file??

    and yes it is, thankyou
     
  14. dubstar

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    didnt seem to work, i did the reboot.. do i need to enable something?
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have a look over here. That's my E drive highlighted in the pic. Look for the Dap.ico on the right then look at the left.

    The autorun file is like this:

    [AUTORUN]
    ICON=Dap.ICO

    Saved as a autorun.inf which is on the right.

    Is your similar? Maybe attach what you have done so we can see it.
     
  16. dubstar

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    it seemed to work after i renamed the short-cut file. what a crack-headed computer eh?:happy: thanks