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KEEPS INSTALLING WINDOWS XP TO "i" DRIVE. DRIVING ME CRAZY.

by rich1136 / June 12, 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Did low level format on my desktop cpu. Reinstalled winxp Home. It keeps installing the op system on disk "I" instead of the "C" drive. It cannot be changed after installation like the rest of them. What
to do??
Thanks Much

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The most common reason is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2009 9:38 PM PDT

You have a Zip drive connected during install. Maybe there are other drives that do this but this bug stands uncorrected for a full decade if I include Windows 2000 where I first saw it.

Maybe it's considered a feature?
Bob

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Windows installs to drive "I" instead of "c"
by rich1136 / June 13, 2009 1:28 AM PDT

You are correct. I did have a zip drive the first time. Then I did another low level format and installed it again without any zips or anything attached and it did the same thing.

Any Suggestioins? I want windows on the "c" drive, and I want the CD drive to be "D" not some strange letter.

Thanks ...Richard

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What is "low level"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2009 1:54 AM PDT

Here I had to use DBAN (dangerous for some to use.)

Again ANY other drive devices such as USB card readers, printers, USB drives, SATA drives emulated as IDE are now common causes.

Remember that this bug is now a feature. NO FIX HAS BEEN OFFERED!
bob

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