New hard drive assigned wrong drive letter..

By vomacka
Jun 2, 2012
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  1. I recently installed a new WD 160Gb drive. I partitioned, formated (NTFS) and installed Windows XP SP3 (using the Windows XP setup program). However, the system has reversed my CD drive and the HD letters.

    It gave the HD "E" and the CD drive "C". (It should be the other way around) I can not change the HD letter back to "C". It says I can't change the boot volume letter assignment.

    I set the boot sequence in the bios to boot from the CD first, the way it should be for installing a OS, right?

    What did I do wrong? Why did it assign my CD drive "C" and my HD to "E"?

    Scott
  2. Doctor John

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