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Problem with my extra hard drive. Help?



Okay, I got my extra hard drive yesterday, set it as master, my other as slave (same cable). I went into bios and set it up there. Partitioned the slave drive into 3 (about 25 gig each)...then installed windows on the master (40 gig).

For some reason it's labeled my master drive (the 40 gig) as H drive, so windows is installed on the H drive, not C...anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.


Come on guys, anyone with ideas? :( I'm at my wit's end here.

attached a pic to show the problem.


Okay, I just rechecked my set up, it is definately showing the 40 gig as drive 0 and the 80 gig as drive 1. :confused:


I was thinking...could it possibly have anything at all to do with the order I partitioned in? I partitioned the drives using the windows cd, and I partitioned the 80 gig (slave) first.


If you are talking about relabeling drive letters then got to:

control panel
admin tools
computer management
disk management

from there you can reassign drive letters

my drives letters were all messed up too and this is how i fixed it

hope this helps a lil


Windows won't let me reassign a drive letter to the boot drive, but thanks for trying! :)

Okay...I suppose I'm just going to pull out the slave drive, reinstall windows (again *sigh*), then it should definately label the master as C. THEN put the slave back in and configure it.

Wish me luck!


If you installed XP with the exisiting drives installed it will give your new dive the next available drive letter after the existing drive letters (including the optical drives). Therefore your new install of XP is the H drive. So the only fix that I know is to reinstall.

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