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Need help with renaming partitions in XP Pro


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#1 rexbenefit

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

Hi All,
I had to reformat my HD due tosoe malware issues and when I reformatted and installed it named my 2 new partitions I: and J:

This seems to be messing with a game I play and I need to rename the drives. I loaded the XP disk and followed instructions up to the DOS prompt in the Recovery program. It will not allow me to rename a drive, only a file. Does anyone know the proper way to rename the drives?

Edited by rexbenefit, 19 October 2008 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:00 PM

Computer Management via Administrative Tools.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:02 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

First...is either of the drives mentioned...a boot drive?

You can rename any drive...just the same way that you rename any file.

But it looks to me like you really want to change the letter assigned...which is a different matter.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

Just remember that...in order to change to a letter that's already used by a drive/partition...you must change the letter of that drive/partition first.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:07 PM

It will not allow me to change the drive letter to the HD there, only the removables.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

It will not allow me to change the drive letter to the HD there, only the removables.


Did you go to Disk Management?

You right click on the Drive then go to Change Drive Letter and Paths.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:09 PM

Yes Sir, it is a boot drive. This is a nightmare..... lol

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:25 PM

It will allow me to rename the partition that doesn't have the OS installed. Is there a workaround for this or am I doomd to reformat again?

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:56 PM

Ran the Debug as I had similar crashes to another poster, here is the results:


Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.9.0003.113 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [I:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini101908-11.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*i:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols

Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055a6a0
Debug session time: Sun Oct 19 16:18:45.625 2008 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:12:02.230
Loading Kernel Symbols
..................................................................................................................................................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
............
Unable to load image ati3duag.dll, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ati3duag.dll
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ati3duag.dll
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007F, {d, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : ati3duag.dll ( ati3duag+119418 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M (1000007f)
This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
is always instant death (double fault). The first number in the
bugcheck params is the number of the trap (8 = double fault, etc)
Consult an Intel x86 family manual to learn more about what these
traps are. Here is a *portion* of those codes:
If kv shows a taskGate
use .tss on the part before the colon, then kv.
Else if kv shows a trapframe
use .trap on that value
Else
.trap on the appropriate frame will show where the trap was taken
(on x86, this will be the ebp that goes with the procedure KiTrap)
Endif
kb will then show the corrected stack.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000d, EXCEPTION_GP_FAULT
Arg2: 00000000
Arg3: 00000000
Arg4: 00000000

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7f_d

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 11

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: COMMON_SYSTEM_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: eqgame.exe

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from bf2ad418 to e3e788fa

STACK_TEXT:
WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
adb4290c bf2ad418 e3e11a40 adb429a0 e3da4420 0xe3e788fa
adb42910 e3e11a40 adb429a0 e3da4420 bf2ad442 ati3duag+0x119418
adb42914 adb429a0 e3da4420 bf2ad442 e3da442c 0xe3e11a40
adb42918 e3da4420 bf2ad442 e3da442c e3da42e0 0xadb429a0
adb429a0 00000000 7dccccce 7dccccce 7dccccce 0xe3da4420


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
ati3duag+119418
bf2ad418 ?? ???

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1

SYMBOL_NAME: ati3duag+119418

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: ati3duag

IMAGE_NAME: ati3duag.dll

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 486d9269

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x7f_d_ati3duag+119418

BUCKET_ID: 0x7f_d_ati3duag+119418

Followup: MachineOwner
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:03 PM

There's an easy way, just hold for a minute...

How to restore the system-boot drive letter in Windows - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;EN-US;Q223188

The link previously provided allows changes to anything other than a boot drive, while the above link allows changes of any boot drive to C:.

As I said before...you cannot change to a letter which is already assigned a partition/drive on your system. The easiest way to ensure this is to simply disconnect all other drives from the system (just remove the motherboard connections and the power supply connections from all other drives temporarily) while you change the letters assigned for the two drives.

This includes your optical and flash drives.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

Hello rexbenefit,

Before you do anything -- according to the following Microsoft article, you may be out of luck (i.e., you may have to re-install to correct the problem). The article (also referenced above) deals with situations where the boot drive letter changes (for whatever reason) after Windows was installed.

"How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188

A quote from the above article:

For the most part, this is not recommended, especially if the drive letter is the same as when Windows was installed.



Evidently, the last time you installed Windows, it was installed to drive letter I: (for whatever reason).

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Louis,

Not sure I really need to change the drive letter after reading through the bug report. Seems I have an issue with my video driver that is causing the crash.
I had the game on a seperate partition so I have deleted and am going to re-install on the OS partition. Hoping this will resolve the crash issue.

Yes, I was unaware that XP would put the other removable storage ahead of the HD. Is a dumb thing for Microsoft to do in my opinion. That makes for a lot of work on my part that should be an auto assignment by them.....

Edited by rexbenefit, 19 October 2008 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:45 PM

It's not Microsoft at fault here...Windows always does a check of the system as a first step to doing any install.

If it finds other drives connected, it takes them into account in assigning drive letters...which makes sense to me.

The first hard drive of any sort found is deemed to be C: and the first optical drive (since an optical drive is normally required to install from CD/DVD) is accorded the letter D:.

All other drive letter assignments are made as they occur.

It's a logical way of proceeding, IMO.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:51 PM

It's not Microsoft at fault here...Windows always does a check of the system as a first step to doing any install.

If it finds other drives connected, it takes them into account in assigning drive letters...which makes sense to me.

The first hard drive of any sort found is deemed to be C: and the first optical drive (since an optical drive is normally required to install from CD/DVD) is accorded the letter D:.

All other drive letter assignments are made as they occur.

It's a logical way of proceeding, IMO.

Louis



Microsoft should probe IDE then SATA then Removable drives and assign letters based off that.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:46 PM

Actually...the sequence is SATA, IDE, etc...the important point is that the C: drive is expected to be the first partition/drive.

If a drive/partition is there already and it's not a boot drive...things go not-as-planned :thumbsup:.

I can understand that...what use can a partition be without an O/S? C: should logically be the first drive/partition created on a system, IMO.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:33 PM

Hi,

I'm onfused that the HD wasn't named C: and D:. Instead it found my DVD and CDROM first and named them C: and D: all the way through the other removables that are prt of my A: drive. HD was named I: and J: the partitions I created. It seems Windows should have named my SATA drives first after the A:floppy drive. I used KILLDISK to clean the old OS and formatted then partitioned. I had np option to change the drive letters.




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