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can't change a drive letter

By brad ·
I have recently ghosted my hard disk onto another hard disk, and When i try to boot off the ghosted copy, it won't let me. I have narrowed it down to an incorrect drive letter, the ghosted copy being on drive D. I have tryed to change it through the computer manager, but that didnt work please help me

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by Gigelul In reply to can't change a drive lett ...

Change in BIOS the boot order or change the jumper from the ghosted HDD to be master or keep installed/connected the ghosted HDD only and remove/disconnect the original HDD.

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by brad In reply to can't change a drive lett ...

Tried that, and it didn't work - finally worked it out though, re-ghosted the original hard disk across to the other hard disk, then disconnected the original hard disk. The problem was that I had kept the original hard disk connected when I had re-started the machine after I had ghosted it across, so it was detecting the original as the C: and the other one as . The thing that had me confused though was that if i disconnected the C:, the kept its drive letter, so the machine wouldn't start.

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by G-Daddy In reply to can't change a drive lett ...

Unfortunately not an answer just more questions. What do you see when you view device manager and what kind of error message are presented when you're accessing this drive? Also, what kind of error messages (if any) are recorded in the eventviewer?

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by maunder In reply to can't change a drive lett ...

Hi Guys,

I have had the same problem.

With the new HDD mounted as the only drive in the system,use a DOS boot floppy & at the > type 'fdisk /mbr'. That's it. That will remove the D drive letter from the MBR.


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