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By mayuresh ·
Hi..

i have a 40gig which i have partitioned into 3 partitions. And i have 1 4.3 gig which i use as a floppy :-)
problem is whenever i remove my 4.3 all the drive letters get reassigned thus making all my shorcuts, playlists, etc etc..
Is thereanyway i can maintain all my drive letters as they are...atleast for my 40gig hdd..

TIA

regards
Mayuresh

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by dmiles In reply to hdd drive letters

You cannot avoid changing drive letters on your main drive if it uses logical drives,which are the partitions that are not physical drives.

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by Seagull Data Services In reply to hdd drive letters

Hard Disk drive letters are assigned drive letters in the following order:
C: First Partition on 1st physical hard drive
First Partition on 2nd physical HDD
E: onwards each subsequent partition on 1st Hdd until all are assigned a drive letter.
Then any subsequent partitions on second hdd.
Add more HDDs, CDROM drives, etc and each becomes an additional letter assigned to a first physical partition...
However, (phew sez you) there is an option in Windows to assign a different letter to each drive. Open Help, go to the index tab and type in Drive Letters to see how it's done.
I would advise you to try a high letter for your removeable drive to avoid any conflicts.
Hope this helps
John

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by johnny51 In reply to hdd drive letters

Hello - I think that the previous person that repsonded was almost correct but I don't think that you can simply assign drive letters in the device manager ala WinNT/2000 disk manager. He is correct in stating how the letters are assigned but I can clarify that the extended partitions on the master drive get assigned first then the additional partitions on the slave get whats left.

So how do you get your 4.3 to go in unaffected??...I would fdisk the drive down to blank. Re-fisk it and select option 1 then option 2 - creating only an extended partition on the drive. What we don't want is any trace of a primary partition on this drive. Format it and you now have a disk that will fall into line only after the master primary and master extended partitions are assigned letters. One thing left to do is to go back to the device manager and assign the letter of your CDrom to allow space for the 4.3 to get it's sequential letter without changing. IE if the 4.3 is F then manually set the CDrom to always be G. This way whether the 4.3 is installed or not, all the letters can be counted on being set in a static pattern...now gimme my points! :-)

Johnny!

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by mayuresh In reply to hdd drive letters

Thanx Johnny..

Ur answer was through and helpful...

Also, loads of thanx to soulrider@msn.com and John for taking the time to reply.

Thanx again guys

regards
Mayuresh

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