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Old 10-16-2006, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Partition & Formatting question

I have 3 hard drives C, D, & E

C = Boot
D
E = System

(Don't know how I set these settings!!)

I'm trying to reformat my C drive to clean it and start with a fresh copy of XP.

My problem is that when I go to delete the partition and reformat the C drive, the drive letters change!

My D drive is now my C drive.....
My E drive is now my D drive.....
and the drive I'm reformatting (that used to be my C drive) is now assigned the E letter.

HOW & WHY????

I want my drive letters to remain static! I don't want them to change!

How do I fix this????

Thank you
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can change drive letters in Start --> Run --> diskmgmt.msc
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried that before posting...

It will not allow me to change either the "Boot" or "System" drive letters
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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delete them with the xp cd then hit f3 twice to restart the booting process. this time it will see it as C
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