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Windows 7: Reinstallation problems

08 Apr 2011   #1

Window7 64
Reinstallation problems

During a reinstall I inadvertently created some problems and I am not sure how because I have reinstalled OSs on several occasions including Windows 7.

Some how I ended up installing a dual boot. One system on each of my two drives.

What occurred during this process is that my Raptor changed name to D: from it's original C:.

I have subsequently fixed the dual boot issue by disconnecting the TB drive and reinstalled. I removed the dual boot choice prompt thru msconfig>boot tab.

But I a left with the Raptor as D:, not C:.

If I reinstall again what changes do I need to make so the drive name returns to C:? Is it in the "boot disc priority" tab in the bios? Does the Raptor need to be in the first slot? A DVD drive is presently in that slot.

Any help would be really appreciated. I am somewhat "computer challenged", and this is way over my skill level.

Thanks again, Harry

Hope I am editing correctly. And this is the correct information you requested.

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The only hard drive I have connected is the 300 GB VelociRapter. I will reconnect the now totally empty 1TB if and when I get this resolved.

The OS and programs will be on the 300 GB and the 1TB is only used for storage.

I just want the 300 GB Raptor to be called C: so that I don't have problems with default location downloads.

I'm sorry if I am not supplying information you need, I'll be the first to admit I'm not the sharpest tool is the shed.

But I truly appreciate your efforts to help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2011   #2


Control Panel > Admin tools > Computer management > Disk mangement> right click on the drive > Change drive letter
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


You cannot change a drive letter on Win7 drive (which should be C) as it will render it unbootable and irreparable.

Please edit your post to tell us what was and is installed where. You refer to Raptor and 1TB as though we should know what was/is installed upon them when we can only guess.

If you booted the Win7 installer rather than running it from the OS then Win7 will always see itself as C after install.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is located where and how you want it to be.

Generally Win7 should be System Active Boot partition and set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive. If this is not the case we can help you repair it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Apr 2011   #4


The installation drive will always be C:
Install to the drive you want to be C: and change the properties of any other drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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