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Old 01-01-02, 08:24 PM
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WinXP annoyance. Can I fix it?

I just went from Win2k to WinXP.

This is how my hard drive is setup (this is the order they are on the drive itself):
Win2k - Primary Partition
Win98 - Primary Partition
Linux - Primary Partition
Extended partition with 3 logical drives

I also have another drive with 2 partions for MP3s and other data, but that doesn't reall matter.

When I had 2k installed, the drive lettering was perfect. Win2k was the first drive (C then win98 and the drives in the extended partition (Linux partition is ignored as it should be).

Now that I have XP, it set the drive letter for my WinXP partition (what used to be Win2k) as the last letter of all drives (even after my CD-ROMs). I want to have it the way I had it in Win2k, but the Drive Managemer says "Windows cannot change the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume."

Is there a way to make this the way I had it before?
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no, but you can try to hide the other partitions using Partition Magic or something. Then reinstall a new XP.
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btw, is it one physical hdd you have with multiple partitions?
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I was able to fix the problem. I saw this article at mskb:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q223188


Whowever, it's not as easy as they make it sound. I ended up downloading a 3rd party registry utillity and replaced al instances of "L:\" with "C:\". everything seems to be working fine now.

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