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By miczer ·
I have an XP computer that was set up as a fresh install. After installing the OS, I attached my old 98 hard drive to migrate data over. After the migration, I disconnected the 98 drive but what should have been my "C" drive was showing up as the "E" drive. I tried to change the letter in disk manager but since that's where the system (or boot) partition is, it won't let me change it. How can this be changed to the "C" drive?

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by bennettnb In reply to Hard Drive listed as E dr ...

Have you checked your jumper settings?

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Hard Drive listed as E dr ...

Best way to set a drive letter in Xp is to go to "control Panel, select 'Administrative Tools', select 'Computer Management', select 'Disk Management', right hand click on the drive or partition you wish to change and click on 'Change Drive letter and paths..', make sure you ahve the correct drive highlighted then hit the 'Change' button, then use the dropdown box to select the letter of your choice and us e the 'OK' button.

You must ensure that the letter you want is available, if it is already assigned you must assign a new letter to that drive first or 'remove' the drive using the 'remove' button. XP is very wary of changing the drive letter of the boot drive. Also XP does NOT require you to have 'C' as the boot or system drive, if it is working well from 'E' drive why be that concerned about it.

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