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Windows 7: My drives are being lettered wrong

16 Aug 2016   #1
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 
My drives are being lettered wrong

Ok guys so, i unplugged my drives except for my ODD and my SSD because i was migrating my OS from my current SSD to a new Samsung one. Unfortunately the samsung SSD didn't fit in the intels enclosure so till i got a new bracket i was going to put in my intel SSD again. So i replug in my other 2 HDD's again and for some reason, my games one, the seagate keeps taking over the D:\lettering screwing up the pathing for everything on it!

Before it was like this.
C:\ My OS
D:\ my ODD
E:\ Videos drive
F:\ Games + Downloads Drive

Now whenever i have them all in its
C:\ My OS
D:\ Games + Downloads
E:\Videos drive
F:\ My ODD.

A little help anyone please? Steps would be nice if you can. If i try to change its letter it keeps going parameter is incorrect.
EDIT: I think i know how its causing the parameter is incorrect error but no idea what to do with it. For some reason its now disk0 and its got pagefile on it... Like its holding virtual RAM... I do have a system restore from when i installed data migration but im not sure if that would work...


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16 Aug 2016   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

should be quite simple, though you may need to use an intermediate Letter to change when both letters are in use

To swap your D and F drives

Change D to X
Change F to D
Change X to F
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16 Aug 2016   #3
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

should be quite simple, though you may need to use an intermediate Letter to change when both letters are in use

To swap your D and F drives

Change D to X
Change F to D
Change X to F
Parameter is incorrect error prevents it.
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16 Aug 2016   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Try using a 3rd party manager such as Partition Wizard which normally does not have the same problems as the limited Microsoft offering

or try swapping the Drive cables for D & F ( also check that your system Drive is Drive 0, Not essential but helps)
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16 Aug 2016   #5
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Try using a 3rd party manager such as Partition Wizard
So it turns out it was the page file doing it. I was able to change it back, problem is now all of my icons are that default windows look alike

Anyway the steps i did were like so
1. Right click computer, and click properties
2. Advanced System settings
3. Settings under performance.
4. Advanced tab
5. Virtual Memory click change
6. Unselect manage all drives
7. Go to drive with system managed and set to none.
8. Reset computer and you will be able to do it.
9. After changing letters make sure to retick the manage all drives option
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16 Aug 2016   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This tutorial works for most issues with icons

Icon Cache - Rebuild

If it does not in your case, post in the tutorial thread & Point back to this thread and I'm sure Shawn will be able to help when he's next on line
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16 Aug 2016   #7
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
This tutorial works for most issues with icons

Icon Cache - Rebuild

If it does not in your case, post in the tutorial thread & Point back to this thread and I'm sure Shawn will be able to help when he's next on line
You sir deserve at least 3 upvotes. Thanks for the help and the icon rebuilding worked!
I did post a thread like this on linus tech tips so ill post the solution there too. Thanks alot mate!
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