Windows Drive Letters - SATA and IDE

  t.long 22:48 14 Mar 2005

I have a system with two SATA HDD, one IDE DVD drive, and one IDE CD RW.

the first SATA drive has Windows [XP SP2] on it and is labeled 'C'.

However the the second SATA HDD is 'F', the CD RW being 'D' and the DVD drive being 'E'.

Is there any way to force Windows to see the second HDD as 'D'?

The mother board is an ASUS P4P800-E with a AMI BIOS if this is signifigant.

  dan11 22:59 14 Mar 2005


Go to my computer and right click. pick manage and then disk management.

right click the cdrw and pick " change drive letter". Pick say "G"


Now right click the SATA drive and change this to "D"


  t.long 23:17 14 Mar 2005

Tahnks Dan, I shall try tomorrow.

  Migwell 23:19 14 Mar 2005

Click on START then
RT click on My Computer. Go down to MANAGE and left click it. This will show you a pannel and on the left hand side you will see DISK MANAGEMENT LT click this and you will see another pannel displaying all your drives. RT click on the one you want to move out of the way, and choose a new letter for it for the time being, make it say (Z) now choose the drive you want to put in the place where (Z) came from RT click it and again choose, Change drive letter or path this will take you to the letters you can assign again.

Good luck it is easier than it sounds I have done this many times as the drives never seem to be the right way around when I have formatted my computer.

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