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Windows 7: Hard drive Letter changed

22 Feb 2012   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormstorr View Post
Thanks for your help - appreciate it.

Have tried the system restore and that won't open either.

Have everything backed up on external drive but lost all network connections too.

I can't believe that something as simple as a drive changing letters can cause so much trouble!
Did you try doing the system restore at boot instead of in Windows?

Are you able to open a elevated command prompt?


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22 Feb 2012   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you could post a screen shot of Disk Managment, it might help us to understand better. Click on Start and type in Disk Management. Click on the link that comes up and it will popup on your screen. Use the Snipping Tool to post a picture of it. Type in your message what the drive letters thet should be. == If I have lost you in my message, let me know.

Thanks
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22 Feb 2012   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Stormstorr,

I have added OPTION THREE to the tutorial below so that you may be able to change the drive letter from D back to F using a command prompt at boot or a elevated command prompt in Windows 7 for whichever one you can open.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2012   #14
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Stormstorr,

I have added OPTION THREE to the tutorial below so that you may be able to change the drive letter from D back to F using a command prompt at boot or a elevated command prompt in Windows 7 for whichever one you can open.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Wow, I didn't know it was possible in this manner. Great tip as always!
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23 Feb 2012   #15
stormstorr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Fixed!

Started up in safe mode with Command Prompt.

Was able to get into the Diskpart.

Followed 'Brinks' instructions;

The new USB Data stick was assigned the 'F' Drive.

Changed that to 'G' - Changed 'D' to 'F' and rebooted.

All fine now - Thanks ever so much to 'Brink', 'BigMCK' and 'Scrooge.

Keep up the good work!

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23 Feb 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Stormstorr. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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