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Windows 7: WEI fails (cannot write file to hard drive) Boot drive set to B:\

04 Sep 2011   #1
JackFea

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WEI fails (cannot write file to hard drive) Boot drive set to B:\

I had a regular install of Windows 7 on a WD 1 TB drive with the usual C:\ as the boot drive.

I just got a new SSD, so I set up a parallel or dual boot of Windows 7 on the SSD which is set up as the B: drive.

So when I boot into the Windows on the SSD (B:\) and run the WEI, it fails because it can't write a file to the drive.

Any suggestions? - I don't want to start changing the drive numbers as that will mess up my file associations. I tried editing the xml files under the Performance directory, but still can't get it to work.


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04 Sep 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Generally B: is not assigned to a hard drive, but can be used for a volume. I don't know if this is the reason you are having problems. I'd think modern BIOS might not have an issue with this, but older BIOS always assumed A: and B: were floppy drives. A Guy
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05 Sep 2011   #3
athulkrishnan97

windows xp 32bit
 
 

I Agree with "a guy"
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05 Sep 2011   #4
JackFea

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes - I know that having assigned the B drive is the problem. I was just seeing if anyone had a workaround to get WEI to work.

Thanks
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