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#1 Nick_R_23

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:39 PM

Hey everyone I just got my computer finished, and I went into my computer and it lists the HDD as E:. The C: drive is the ZIP250 drive, and D: is the DVD drive. The HDD is a SATA, and I used a PCI SATA Host controller card since the motherboard doesnt have a SATA port. Everything seems to have installed fine, I was just wondering if there was any long term things that wonk work because of this or if I can switch the drive letters.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:46 PM

There should be no problems due to it being e:. Most programs i've worked with automatically just pic the drive with the os on it. Worst case sinario...i'd say you would have to manually choose the drive letter upon installing a new program.

as for changing the letter, I don't know. Personally, I wouldn't care. Maybe if you do some toying, bt you risk skrewin up the os, bios, plain programs, or just the computer in general.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:18 PM

hiya nick if your using xp pro go into control pannel and click on administrative tools then click computer managment then on the left under storage there should be disk managment click on that then at the top all your drives should be listed right click on the drive you want to change the letter and choose change drive letter and paths then if you click on change you should be able to change the drive letter to whatever you want.

Hope thats any help mate

(It could work in xp home too)
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:27 PM

Hey I can change the drive letter in Admin tools but it says it has to change the boot sector or something so i guess i'd have to reinstall to change it. The main thing i was concerned about is if this was gonna mess anything up not having the HDD as C:\.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:57 PM

Was you OS always on the E:\ drive? Or did it change recently? If it was always there, there may be problems with a series of programs working if you go and change it. But, as far as I know, it doesn't really matter what drive letter it is assigned.
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:01 PM

No this is a brand new install of XP Pro just a few hours ago. I opened up my computer and just noticed it that way.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:05 PM

I guess you could give it a go (you call not mine!! But I probably would anyway! heheh). To do it though, you'll probably need to change the ZIP250 to drive F:, then the HDD to drive C:, then the ZIP250 back to drive E:. Good Luck!
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