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Windows 7: New 1tb hd will not initialize, Disk Management Crashes

13 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello! I actually did some homework myself to find out how to reassign letters using command prompt. I forgot to update my results here. I actually cannot use disk management via Windows GUI, because it will crash on me constantly (reference to my first post on this board). So here's what I have done already...

Reassign all my drives (besides C). Coincidentally I reassigned my cd/dvd drives like you suggested first! I made them y and z to get them out of the way, in case I get more hard drives in the future. So now I've got C, D (the old hd) and E (the new hd). I did this the following way, in case someone sees this board and needs help. I had trouble at first and found that I had to use "volume" instead of "disk" to get anything reassigned.

1. Type "diskpart"
2. Windows Logo key+R
3. Type in CMD, enter
4. Type "list volume"
5. Type in "select volume n" where n is the volume want selected.
6. Type "assign letter=z" where z is the letter you want the selected volume to be assigned to.
7. Repeat for other drives if desired

and here's a pic:
New 1tb hd will not initialize, Disk Management Crashes-screenshot054.png

karlsnooks: I resolved to keep the programs on my old D drive. I am not moving any installation files over to the new HD, just things for video editing and other junk so I believe I'm good to go! I don't need the xcopy command at the moment but could I see how I would do it? It seems really useful and good to know.

As always, I'm thankful for your help!

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13 Mar 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

go to cmd prompt and type xcopy /?
xcopy r:\ s:\ /E /I /h /k /O
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13 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

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