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Cannot rename HDDs

By zillah
Sep 11, 2010
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  1. Initially I have got 2 IDE hdds segate (each one 40 GB ) D and G and one

    Each IDE hdd has one partition (NTFS)

    I named D hdd as : DATA and I named G hdd as : BACKUP

    And I have got one SATA hdd (500 GB) that was dived into two partitions C (Active and its OS windows 7) and H,,,,they are NTFS


    I named C partition as : OS ,,,,and I named H partition as : STORAGE

    Everything was fine till recently I installed a new SATA hdd western digital ( 1 TB ) which came under drive letter E and I named as : DOCUMENT

    Now surprisingly names for G and H (BACKUP, STORAGE) disappeared.

    When I try to right click on each G (hdd) and H (partition on SATA 500 GB) and choose the option rename ,,,,nothing happen ,,,,means I cannot rename them to whatever they were before

    While I can rename partition C and hdd D

    And I can rename SATA hdd ( 1 TB ) as well,,,,,,I named it : DOCUMENT

    http://i55.tinypic.com/2e4wzl0.png

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    Why this happens ?

    Thanks
     
  2. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I tried to use the diskmgmt.msc tool to edit the drive setting I was able to change the names (not drive letter ) but when I go to My Computer ,,it does not show me the changes!!!!
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    ARGHH... I have deja vu that i've seen your problem before (tho not 100% certain about it) and I can't remember just how/what occurred!!! ARGHHH.... now i'm frustrated as well LOL


    but let's try looking at a couple things.

    First, tell us what version of Windows are you running?

    Then click Start->Run, enter msinfo32
    > Expand Components->Storage->Drives then copy/paste the info into next post
    > Expand Components->Storage->Disks and copy/paste it as well
     
  4. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Hi LookinAround

    See the requested information


     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Which version of Windows are you running??
     
  6. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Well, i don't have any answers yet.. but i noticed something quite curious

    Look at the Volume Names for each partition in the msinfo32 output. Are the volume names in msinfo32 correct? (i snipped the info below). I wonder if it's just a problem with your Windows Disk Management user interface?

    Anyway, let me know if you're seeing the info correctly in msinfo32 output as then we'll know the problem is in the Disk Management user display

    Code:
    Drive C :
    Volume Name SG WindowsOS
    
    Drive D :
    Volume Name SG Data
    
    Drive E :
    Volume Name BACKUP
    
    Drive G :
    Volume Name sss
    
    Drive H :
    Volume Name STORAGE
     
  8. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yes they are correct.

    For testing purpose I just rename E and G i left the rest

    http://i56.tinypic.com/2vbmvzq.png

    [​IMG]

    Still when I go to My Computer ,,it does not show me the changes!!!!
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Oooops! And thank you for both correcting me and showing me Disk Management as now i see it's just not correct in My Computer??? But seems to be OK otherwise (i.e., it's ok in msinfo32 and Disk Management).

    I wonder if could just be a Windows 7 bug. Have you installed all Windows updates?

    /* EDIT */
    Also, i assume you rebooted since problem started... but try reboot again since you made the volume name change again
     
  10. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yes it is up to date
     
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Hmmm... here's something to try "just for the heck of it"


    Since you said this problem started when the E drive was mounted, go into Disk Management, select your BACKUP volume, then unassign the drive letter and reboot.

    (You can later then reassign BACKUP to letter J, for example, or any other letter you want just in case there is some type of conflict or problem with mounting the letter E)
     
  12. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I did and still no joy.

    And then I removed the cables (data and power) from the new hdd (1 TB) and still no joy

    Thanks
     
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Rats!!!

    One last thing....

    I had to tweak my search terms a bit to find reasonable hit.. but take a look here Windows 7 - Custom HDD Volume Label Not Displayed in "My Computer

    Admittedly, i haven't read through it all myself but the title and first post in the thread sure sounded intriguing :)
     
  14. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Thanks LookinAround

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/120247-drive-name-change.html
    This is solved the issue modification through registry
     
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks for that update! I'll have to remember this one now myself. :) :grinthumb
     
  16. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I appreciate your help.

    Thanks
     

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