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My new hard drive is labeled wrong and I can't change it...

by jbow52 / October 8, 2004 10:10 AM PDT

My C drive in my Dell Deminsion 8300 crashed and they replaced it, in less than 24 hours on site, but...now it is no longer my C drive it is now my F drive and what used to be my D drive is now my C drive, my first CDRom is now my D drive...

I need the drive that was replaced to be my C drive, it holds the OS and the programs. The drive that is currently labeled "C" is my data drive.

So far windows will not allow me to change the letters...however, I tried at first to rename the drives and ended up with this "Local Disk (C:)(F:) and Local Disk (F:)(C:)

I can't change that back to one letter.

Help.

Julien

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Re: My new hard drive is labeled wrong and I can't change it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2004 10:20 AM PDT

Please ask Dell how to fix this. Here's why.

XP doesn't allow you to change the OS drive letter. To have it be the C: drive, I have to remove other hard disks, ZIP drives, wipe the drive and install the OS.

Maybe Dell has another answer.

Bob

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Re: My new hard drive is labeled wrong and I can't change it
by jbow52 / October 8, 2004 10:27 AM PDT

Maybe I can do that. but...if I unplug the "a" drive, "d" drive and both the DVD and the CDRom, how will I be able to format the "C" drive or the drive that I want to be the "C" drive. I would think that I would have to have the CD drive working so that I can use the windows re-install disk??
I have a laptop too could I hook them up with USB and use the laptop to do the job?

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Re: My new hard drive is labeled wrong and I can't change it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2004 11:00 AM PDT
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