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Computer Will Not Start (renamed C: To M:)


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#1 helltrack

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

My brother could not see his external hard drive on my computer, so he did some research and found that he needed to assign it an available partition...whilst doing this, he assigned my C: drive the letter M...now, everything would not work...said it was looking for C:blah\blah\blah...etc.... so i used the old school method of reboot to fix...I turned off the computer and now it will not even startup. I get a blue screen the say windows. any ideas? I have looked and have not found a boot disk. someone please help.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:08 PM

Well...XP won't allow anyone to assign a different drive letter to a C: (system/boot) partition, so I'm curious as to how your brother managed to do this.

Maybe you need to tell your brother to unfix it whatever he did.

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Edited by hamluis, 28 November 2007 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:14 PM

An external hard drive does not need a partition! If your C:\ drive has been renamed you will have to reinstall. Slap your brother round the back of the head and tell him to leave your PC alone!

During reinstall windows will detect a previous version after that select repair and you won't lose anything

Edited by Pippincp, 28 November 2007 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:11 AM

An external hard drive does not need a partition! If your C:\ drive has been renamed you will have to reinstall. Slap your brother round the back of the head and tell him to leave your PC alone!

i did something like that years ago....and i had to reinstall......good luck

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:10 AM

thanks for the advice...maybe i dont have XP, not sure...i certainly cant tell if i do or dont now. I will try to do the re-install, can i borrow someone else disk to do this or do i have to have my original?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:31 PM

If you can find out how your brother renamed the partition - there may be a way to undo it. But don't hold your breath!
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