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How do I change the drive letter on the fly(or any other way),suppose the two partitions of a drive have drive letters C: and E: and I wish to change them to C: and E: how would I do it?Also,the drive letters D: F: G: are designated to another disk,please help!!
 
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At 10 points a question you sure can ask alot of questions.

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Thank you, Ray, I was just going to post the recommended point assignments, you beat me to it.

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First I think you misspell something in your question, I belive you want to have C & D for your first drive and E, F, & G for the second drive.

The hard way, fdisk your secondary HD and state a secondary partition for ALL the partitions on the disk.
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by:MANYA
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No,there has been no mispelled words in my post the drive letters are the way ther are,can I change them??

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I still don't get it, you have C and E on one drive and you want them to be C and E, that is the same.

The way that the letters area assigned to the drives are
C primary partition of first disk
D primary partition of second drive
E secondary partition of first drive
F secondary partition of second drive
G CD ROM
This is assuming you have two HD with two partitions on each disk, one primary and one secondary on each disk

Let's make easy; First drive is 0, second drive is 1.  Primary partition is a, secondary partitions  starts at b. The configuration I belive you have is the following

Partition                 Letter
HD1a                         C
HD1b                         E
HD2a                         D
HD2b                         F
HD2c                         G

To change to
Partition                 Letter
HD1a                         C
HD1b                         D
HD2b                         E
HD2c                         F
HD2d                        G

You need to Fdisk the secon drive, delete all partitions and make new ones AS SECONDARY partitions, as you don't boot from the second drive it doesn't need a prymary parttition
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MANYA:

You stated "Everything will be updated by tommorow,I promise :-)
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