Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 280
  • Last Modified:

Drive Letters Reassigned!!!

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.

Help

Bill
:-=>
0
Bigpaws
Asked:
Bigpaws
  • 2
1 Solution
 
dankhCommented:
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.
0
 
TipsterCommented:
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.
0
 
TipsterCommented:
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.
0
 
BigpawsAuthor Commented:
I've done a TON of reading, and it looks like I'm stuck.  Thanks, you were right, tipster!  
0

Featured Post

Lessons on Wi-Fi & Recommendations on KRACK

Simplicity and security can be a difficult  balance for any business to tackle. Join us on December 6th for a look at your company's biggest security gap. We will also address the most recent attack, "KRACK" and provide recommendations on how to secure your Wi-Fi network today!

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now