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Unable to change old hard drive letter form D

by Kwjamesblond / August 5, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Hey I just cloned my old D hard drive which I was using as a place to put all programs since my C is a ssd boot disc and after I cloned my old D drive to a new one because on reboots the sata drive could not be seen by the bios and now I can't change my old D drive to a different drive letter so I can change the new Hard drive to d. I get an error that says the parameter is incorrect. Also I can't format the old drive either. Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you need more info feel free to ask.
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No OS noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2014 3:00 PM PDT

After you close the drive, in some instances the drive SHALL be connected to where the old drive D was, or there will be trouble. As to wiping the old drive, well, many ways to do that but a few missing details and I can't tell what app gave you the errror.
Bob

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More info
by Kwjamesblond / August 6, 2014 2:16 AM PDT
In reply to: No OS noted.

Yeah I'm running windows 7 and am using disc management to try to change drive letter I don't need to format old drive but thought that might be a symptom of my problem
I hope that's enough additional info.

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Then the short version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2014 2:22 AM PDT
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Many of today's "security suites" do the dangest things like break System Restore and more. OK, in short.

1. The original drive is unplugged and the clone is plugged in its place. If that fails, it's a bad clone job.
2. I use GPARTED to delete "stubborn" partitions. I'm going to keep it short what stubborn is.
Bob

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by R2D2_WD / August 5, 2014 6:26 PM PDT

Hi,
"The parameter is incorrect" is a common error, received when trying to change the drive letter of a drive, part of the OS. Even though the OS is installed on C and you are trying to assign a letter to drive D, which is used for storage, the message may appear because the Windows Paging File is located on your D drive. You may need to change the location of that file.
More information on how to do that, you can find, following the link. It is about Windows XP, but, in general, it is applicable for Win7 and Vista too.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886

More information about virtual memory and pagefile, you can find here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2160852

Hope I helped.

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by Kwjamesblond / August 8, 2014 10:45 AM PDT
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Worked great easy thanks a lot.

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