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Windows 7: Hard Drive Letter Changed?


09 Feb 2010   #1
cyclone3211

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Hard Drive Letter Changed?

System has two HDs and two disk drives using Win7 Prem.

The main boot drive failed and was replaced. The new drive was assigned as the master and the older drive as the slave. Upon boot, the old D_drive was now the C_drive and the new drive has become the F_drive.

The plan was to install the new hard drive, install Win7 plus backup software, and do a full disk recovery from the disk backup. The recovery disk drive was the failed C_drive.

Through Disk Management, I was able to renamed the current C_drive to D but unable to change the F_drive to C since it is the boot drive.

How can I change the drive letters to what I want and not just rename them?

If this is not possible, how do I get the main boot drive to be renamed to the C_drive?

When I do a recovery of the old C_drive, what drive letter will that be?

Or better yet, how to I get the recovery disk backup to be called the C-drive?


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09 Feb 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclone3211 View Post
System has two HDs and two disk drives using Win7 Prem.

The main boot drive failed and was replaced. The new drive was assigned as the master and the older drive as the slave. Upon boot, the old D_drive was now the C_drive and the new drive has become the F_drive.

The plan was to install the new hard drive, install Win7 plus backup software, and do a full disk recovery from the disk backup. The recovery disk drive was the failed C_drive.

Through Disk Management, I was able to renamed the current C_drive to D but unable to change the F_drive to C since it is the boot drive.

How can I change the drive letters to what I want and not just rename them?

If this is not possible, how do I get the main boot drive to be renamed to the C_drive?

When I do a recovery of the old C_drive, what drive letter will that be?

Or better yet, how to I get the recovery disk backup to be called the C-drive?
Reinstall with only the new drive plug in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2010   #3
cyclone3211

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

Just before reading email, I disconnected the cable from the second HD.

So it is back to square one...................I made this same mistake on two computers and that was not removing the ribbon cable from other drives prior to the install.

Maybe this time I will learn that lesson.

Thanks again..........................and back to "the beginning"
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