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    Drive letter assignment gone weird

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    by kacper_j ·

    Hi All,

    I have just built a new system with one DVD-R and one PATA HDD. I have created 2 partitions using Win XP setup CD prior to loading the system. The HDD is on primary controler and set as master and the optical drive on my secondary IDE controler. As far as I know regardles of the config the non HDD device should get its letter after all HDD partitions (including logical volumes).
    My active partition is C as expected, optical drive has got “D” and my second logical partition letter E.
    Any ideas what could be the reason of this strange setup.
    Thanks

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    • #3135855

      Reply To: Drive letter assignment gone weird

      by antuck ·

      In reply to Drive letter assignment gone weird

      I belive it goes primary master gets first letter then secondary master gets second letter. Then after that the others get there drive letters.

    • #3118967

      Actually

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to Drive letter assignment gone weird

      It will list the drives in this order
      Primary master
      Primary slave
      Secondary master
      Secondary slave
      virtual drives

    • #3118490

      Re-Assigning Letters

      by billy1999 ·

      In reply to Drive letter assignment gone weird

      If you are concerned about it you can force windows to change the letters to what you want. I have a DVD reader (Letter R) a DVD Writer (Letter W) and 3x HDD Partitions (C,D,E)

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