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« on: March 19, 2007, 05:09:35 PM »

I have drive E (60gig) which windows XP home is installed on and the pc boots up from. I also have drive C (40gig) which mainly has my mp3's and videos on.
How can I change my hard drives around so as drive C is the main name of the pc which the pc will boot up from?
Will changing the jumper leads at the back of the hard drives do it? At moment drive C has is the master and drive E the slave.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 01:40:49 AM »

The drive you want to boot from should be set to Master, so changing that may resolve your issue. Also look in the BIOS (SETUP) and see if the first boot device is set correctly too (after you change the jumpers on the drive(S) )
You might need to go into Disk Management and assign/change the letter manually.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 04:09:23 PM »

Have changed the jumpers to master on E and slave on C.
Followed the link above but in Disk Management a message appears saying "Windows cannot modify the letter of your system volume or boot volume."

Any ideas what that means?
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 09:34:25 PM »

You need to read this article very carefully

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188
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