win2k/partition magic/drive letters

  broggs 18:13 10 May 2003

When adding new partitions to my hdd they appear After my two cd drives.
d:cd drive
e:cd burner
f:logical partition
g:logical partition

and so on..

I want my two cd drives to be the last letters.
I dont seem to be allowed to do this in pm8.

It was done automatically in win me when using pmagic.

Any Ideas would be gratefully received

  powerless 18:31 10 May 2003


I'm uisng XP so it maybe different in 2000 but go to Start > Run > Copy and Paste:


Now right click on your CD drives and click "Change Drive letters and paths..."

Click change and choose X as the drive letter.

Do the same for your hard drive but select the drive letters you want. Then go back to the CD drives and put them back to what you want.

You will get a warning about changing the letters so take not of that.

  broggs 18:45 10 May 2003

thanks seems to have done the trick.
I'll try to create a few partitions and see if I get what I want.I'll post back to let you know my findings

  zaach 19:00 10 May 2003

I'm thinking of buying Partition Magic, is what I have seen here always necessary? I'm using XP and will be wanting to partition a 80GB drive. I have a CD Rom and a writer.

  powerless 19:02 10 May 2003

I have 120GB drive partitoned 3 times with a CD writer and DVD drive.

All without PM. So no you do not need PM to create partitons from your 80GB drive.
You can create partitons when you install XP. It will give you the chance.

  broggs 19:03 10 May 2003

NO but I have a reason to use the letters d and e for my hdds.I have a program which will only load to the d partition.
Partition magic is a wonderful tool.

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