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Drive Letters Reassigned!!!

Posted on 1998-08-16
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I just installed a new SCSI Hard drive (Seagate ST34572). I started out with one Hard Drive, a Seagate ST34371 partitioned into C, D, E and F.   When I added the new drive, things got all scrambled.  Now, the new drive, the ST34572 is assigned letter D:, and the original drive is assigned letters C, E, F and G.  

What I want it to get my old drive back to C,D,E and F, and get the new drive to be assigned letter G.  

How can I do this?

I'm using an Adaptec 2940UW.

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Bill
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by:dankh
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Hi,

    Boot up your machine, go into control panel/system and select the device manager tab.  Highlight your new drive and select properties.  There should be an option in there to assign it a drive letter.  

Tell me if this works and i will post it as an answer.
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by:Tipster
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I don't believe you will be able to do that. Microsoft gives priority for the drive letters to the primary partitions, then to extended partitions. If you were to add a third drive, it would be assigned drive letter 'E:' and your drive one extended partitions would then be drives F:, G:, and H:.
If you are running Win95a, don't forget to download and run Microsoft's extended partition fix, "dsktsupd.exe". Without it, a soft reboot of Windows, instead of restarting the computer, will cause all extended partitions to be listed twice, possibly causing data corruption and/or loss. Restarting the computer returns the explorer view to normal.
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I don't believe you will be able to do that. Microsoft gives priority for the drive letters to the primary partitions, then to extended partitions. If you were to add a third drive, it would be assigned drive letter 'E:' and your drive one extended partitions would then be drives F:, G:, and H:.
If you are running Win95a, don't forget to download and run Microsoft's extended partition fix, "dsktsupd.exe". Without it, a soft reboot of Windows, instead of restarting the computer, will cause all extended partitions to be listed twice, possibly causing data corruption and/or loss. Restarting the computer returns the explorer view to normal.
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by:Bigpaws
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I've done a TON of reading, and it looks like I'm stuck.  Thanks, you were right, tipster!  
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