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Drive letter of Boot Disk - Windows XP/2000/ME

I have install a WindowsXP home edition with a MemoryCardReader connected. That cause the Basic HDD becomes "H:". I tried to change it to "C:" by following your "Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 326683". But it dosn't let me do it ....error message :"Windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume" THANKS !!...

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    Default Drive letter of Boot Disk

    I have install a WindowsXP home edition with a
    MemoryCardReader connected. That cause the Basic HDD
    becomes "H:". I tried to change it to "C:" by following
    your "Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 326683". But it
    dosn't let me do it ....error message :"Windows cannot
    modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot
    volume" THANKS !!
    LAU Guest

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    Default Re: Drive letter of Boot Disk

    I had the same problem. You can always disconnect your USB devices and
    reinstall Windows :) If that isn't acceptable I found a utility in
    Partition Magic 8.0 which will do this for you. If you don't have PM,
    possibly there are other utilities out there which you can download that
    will do the same thing. I haven't found a way to do this through standard XP
    utilities.

    "LAU" <lausynix.com> wrote in message
    news:043001c3419c$3a6f1d50$a101280aphx.gbl...
    > I have install a WindowsXP home edition with a
    > MemoryCardReader connected. That cause the Basic HDD
    > becomes "H:". I tried to change it to "C:" by following
    > your "Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 326683". But it
    > dosn't let me do it ....error message :"Windows cannot
    > modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot
    > volume" THANKS !!


    JCH Guest

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    Default Re: Drive letter of Boot Disk

    Hi,

    You cannot change the boot drive letter designation *unless* it was
    inadvertantly changed from it's original designation through a glitch or
    some such. In these rare cases, see this Win200 article (the steps are the
    same):

    HOW TO: Change the System/Boot Drive Letter in Windows [Q223188]
    [url]http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=223188[/url]

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    [url]http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/[/url]
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    [url]www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone[/url]
    Win98 Help - [url]www.rickrogers.org[/url]

    "LAU" <lausynix.com> wrote in message
    news:043001c3419c$3a6f1d50$a101280aphx.gbl...
    > I have install a WindowsXP home edition with a
    > MemoryCardReader connected. That cause the Basic HDD
    > becomes "H:". I tried to change it to "C:" by following
    > your "Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 326683". But it
    > dosn't let me do it ....error message :"Windows cannot
    > modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot
    > volume" THANKS !!

    Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers Guest

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