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Can I force my CD Drive to be called "D:\"?

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I have two hard disks.  The second is, by default, D:\, this forces my CD to be E:\.  I would like to reverse the situation to make things easier for me and the programmers out there who insist on making install routines install to 'CD -1' i.e. D:\, when I really want to install to C:\.  Any comments much appreciated.
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nothingsforfree,

The first harddrive will always be c: and the second d: this is the pc spec and can't be changed, when a drive is Partitioned with fdisk the logical drive letters are assigned to the drives and this can not be changed, just like the first floppy will be a: and the second b: the first cdrom would be assigned the next available letter after the last harddrive device. This is hard coded and can not be changed, you can however change the cdrom to a higher letter but not to a lower letter.  If you were to remove one of your hardrives then the cdrom would automaticlly be moved back to d:

I hope that this has helped, if you need more info then let me know.
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All you have to do is put eh cd rom on the same ide cable as your first hard drive and set the cd rom as secondry slave
it will then be assigend with the letter d !!:-)
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Not if you have 2 harddrives, imposible.
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Sorry I never graded your responses guys,  I've been a little busy lately and CD drives were the last of my worries.  I trust you received 70 points, wayneb.
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Yes I hope I explained this in away you understood, glad I could help out.
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Understood, and thanks again.
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