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Drive letter assignment gone weird

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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by antuck In reply to Drive letter assignment g ...

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

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Actually

by w2ktechman In reply to Drive letter assignment g ...

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

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Re-Assigning Letters

by billy1999 In reply to Drive letter assignment g ...

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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