Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System restore changed my C drive letter so can't boot

08 Feb 2012   #1
aiofe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
System restore changed my C drive letter so can't boot

Hi all,

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I did a sytem restore and waited for it to finish. When it did all I got was a black screen.
I use acronis home image and disk director for backup purposes and when I launched it from a CD that was when I realised my C drive letter had been changed to F and my 'System Reserved' now has a drive letter of E

I have taken out the drive and hooked it up to a laptop, the drive itself is fine and all the information is there, just that it now has different drive letters.

Is there any way to fix this?
Can I use the laptop to reassign the drive letter back to C (Bearing in mind the laptop has a C drive) and get the 'System Reserved' back to where it belongs (With or without a drive letter)?

Thanks for any help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Feb 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

What you did is not clear. Did you do a system restore with the built in restore option or you restored an Image that was made with Acronis? Please clarify.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2012   #3
aiofe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
What you did is not clear. Did you do a system restore with the built in restore option or you restored an Image that was made with Acronis? Please clarify.
Hi Wanchoo, I did a Windows system restore.



I managed to bumble my way to a fix.

I disconnected all other hard drives and left just the 'C' drive in, started up and got to a splash screen that said something like "Startup Repair"
Ran that and after about 10 minutes it asked me to restart ... and all was fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 System restore changed my C drive letter so can't boot




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Image Restore Changed Drive Letter for the SSD
I have both an SSD and an HDD. I used Macrium to restore the image on the SSD. After completion, I'm unable to boot or to use safe mode. The message is no boot device found - hit any key to reboot. I used a boot program to show my pc directories and the SSD is now drive letter E and the HDD...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 will not boot as drive letter changed from C: to E:
Hi support/helpers My laptop was booting, but got locked up at one point, well it was not doing anything and seemed to be stuck. Maybe I should have left it a little longer to see if it sorted itself out but I didn't. I held the on/off button down to do a "hard restart". In hind site a dumb...
General Discussion
Windows won't boot if SSD drive letter changed
I have my OS on a Vertext SSD C drive and all my files (mainly photos) were on a 1TB portable USB drive. To make Lightroom run faster when editing huge numbers of photos I decided to upgrade the 1TB USB to a 960 GB SSD. This went fine until I tried to change the drive letter after completing...
Hardware & Devices
Drive letter randomly changed, OS wont boot
Sadly I had to join here due to a problem with my 2 week old win 7 64 install. I'm not sure what the trigger was but my C drive where my os is installed apparently took the drive letter of an external drive that I use for backup. It is now the X drive and I cannot boot. I do get the repair...
General Discussion
drive letter changed in dual boot win 7/XP
Hi guys I have windows XP pro 32 bit installed in C drive and then installed clean win 7 64bit in drive D. Everything works properly but when I boot from XP, it is in C drive and I see win7 in D drive, when I boot from win7, I see win 7 in C and winXP in D drive. Is it normal or is there any I...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04.
Twitter Facebook Google+