Earlier this year there was a question on "changing drive
letters". The following fact was stated by 'bartsmit' on
March 17 1999 - 01:32AM PST: "The drive letters are assigned
by the BIOS. Primary partitions on hard drives are always
first in line and get C: D: etc. Extended partitions are
next and then other drives."
In my PC I have a single disk with two partitions. They
appear as C: and D: in Windows. The other day I wanted to
add another disk, without affecting the environment that is
already there. In other words, I hoped for the new disk to
appear as E:.
However, just as the expert has stated, my drive letters
C: old disk
D: new disk (configured as "slave")
E: extended partition of old disk
This is quite awkward to me, and even more so to my wife
and children. Is there any way that I could force the new
disk to become E:?