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I Drive

By Cypher2006
Feb 1, 2006
  1. hi, i bought a 80g hard drive for my pc and i hadn't really installed one before, i was scared bout the static my m8 just said mate shove it in, and i connected the IDE cable to and and i put the jumper to the far left slot which i thort was the master, and when i installed XP it registered as the I: and i thort it was supposed to be C: i have been into admin controls and it says i cannot rename the drive, is there anything i have done wrong..it doesnt bother me really i will change on next format i do, but sometimes programs automatically say C when they trying to install and i forget to say its the I: which is quite annoying
     
  2. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    There is no way to change the drive letter of the boot volume after installing an OS, but if you're willing to fresh install, here are a few tips:

    Make sure that when installing the OS, only have the drives you need to have to install. (I.E. The CD Drive, Floppy Drive, and the HDD, you don't need a memory card reader or a USB Flash Drive to install Wondows)

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    i didnt know i installed them, i just follow what it says, could it merely be, that i have put the jumper in the wrong place?
     
  4. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I doubt it's a jumper problem. Like I said, if you're willing to fresh install, then do so with only the CD Drive and HDD in place, all other perepherals and devices disconnected.

    It should make it drive C this way.
     
  5. Cypher2006

    Cypher2006 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    thx man, wen i next need a format i will try that lol thank you
     
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