Local Disk on Drive E

  wee eddie 16:27 15 Jan 05
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Drive C appears to be unallocated.

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How can I change the Drive allocation to C while I am using the drive being reallocated.

Maybe I should leave it.

If I try to install a USB drive, it is automatically allocated to C, and I am unable to Format it.

  Completealias 17:00 15 Jan 05

You could try using the computer magagement facilty in XP this is found in control panel / administrative tools / computer management. Select disk management for the left hane side then under the action menu / all tasks it lists change drive letter and paths. Before you give it a go I'd take a full backup just in case the worse happens

  wee eddie 17:37 15 Jan 05

Unfortunately it does not appear to be too keen to reallocate itself.

  Graham ® 18:07 15 Jan 05

You cannot (I believe!) change the drive letter of the system drive. You may have to re-install the OS.

  VoG II 18:10 15 Jan 05

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but may not work with the drive that Windows is installed on.

  wee eddie 18:50 15 Jan 05

The whole system works fine.

Except that!

If you plug in a new unallocated drive, it defaults to Drive C.

However the software is under the impression that the C Drive should not be formatted as Windows is installed on it.

This is obviously incorrect and I am trying to decide what I need to do to correct it, or to let sleeping dogs lie.

  wee eddie 17:04 16 Jan 05

Get it's maker to correct it? It's a local lad.

Or forget it?

  Smiler 17:23 16 Jan 05

I would definately take it bake to it's maker for correction as you could invalidate any warranty

  Graham ® 17:34 16 Jan 05

Yes, it must be corrected, or you will have loads of problems in the future. If you install new programs, they may default to the C drive, and fail to install 'cus you haven't got one.

  wee eddie 12:18 17 Jan 05

I am looking to access the risks involved in not changing it.

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