Assigning Volume Label to C: Drive

The installation of Cerious Software's ThumbsPlus 4 has a window that says:

"Drive C:\ does not have a volume label which ThumbsPlus uses to associate thumbnails with disk files. Please enter a new label for the disk"
...and there's a text-entry box with "DRIVE_C" highlighted.

Clicking "OK" causes a DOS message box to appear whose title is: NORTON ANTI-VIRUS AUTO-PROTECT", and the message is:

VIRUS-LIKE ACTIVITY: The application C:\PROGRAM FILES\THUMBS4\THUMBS.EXE is attempting to write to the boot record of drive C:.
  What would you like to do?   STOP   CONTINUE   EXCLUDE

Well, I guess my C: drive doesn't have a label and that the appropriate thing to do is label it, right? And, how do I do it directly from within Win98, i.e. without using the Thumbs4 installation program?
qunckAsked:
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CrazyOneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this from a DOS window

SYNTAX

Creates, changes, or deletes the volume label of a disk.

LABEL [drive:][label]

EXAMPLES

label c: mydisk - This would label the disk currently in the drive to "mydisk", will not label if your disk is write protected.

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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Yes, I would label the drive, then install Thumbs4.  In Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click on C:, and go to properties, and enter the label there.
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jmfairchildCommented:
Right click on the "My Computer" icon. Left Click on "Explore". Right click on the C Drive Icon, and left click "Properties". In the Label: text box, type in the name you want. When the Norton protection message appears, just tell it to [C]ontinue (by pressing "C"). That will do it.

- Jim
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spider1234Commented:
first disable norton auto protect

then enter my computer and rightclick drive c: icon

then click proprties and now enter whatever you want

as label.
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qunckAuthor Commented:
Hi asyscokid ~

When I enter a label in C:\'s properties, then click "Apply", I get the error message "Could not set the volume lable (DRIVE_C). Access is denied."

~ Qunck
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Try CrazyOne's idea.  Also, did you disable Norton as someone also suggested.
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CrazyOneCommented:
Maybe the BIOS anit-virus is disallowing the access as well. You might need to reboot and go into the BIOS and disable this feature.

Hi asyscokid :>)
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pleasenospamCommented:
I tried the DOS LABEL command from a DOS
PROMPT just now on my machine, but did not
allow it to proceed to completion.  There
is a good Q/A menu system.

For help on ALL DOS commands available under
Windows 98, download DOSHELP.  Instructions
are at my EE profile.

You don't need to actually use DOS for most
functions, but it is useful to learn how to
take control of your system without all the
frustration of dealing with push button menus
foisted on us by the boys in Seattle.

It is SO EASY to create a SHORTCUT on the
DESKTOP to run DOS commands, without the
hunt and peck hassle of going through
START\PROGRAMS.

John

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