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Alright. So I've been pulling my hair out here trying to figure this one out. I have a system here with a 200GB IDE hard drive and Vista on it. The plan...was to clone everything over to a 1TB SATA drive so I wouldn't have to reinstall the OS. I've done this plenty of times without problem...so I figured this time would be no different.

Well - for some reason, the original 200GB IDE drive with Vista on it is "J" and every time I clone the drive, it makes the SATA drive "C"

If I try and boot from the SATA (C:) without the IDE drive connected, it will either give a "Missing Operating System" or just a black screen with a blinking cursor.

If I leave the IDE drive connected...but boot from the SATA, it will open Vista, however, it fails to load properly (I have to open task manager and manully enter "explorer" to bring up a temporary user account. Unfortunately - I cant access computer management, administrative options or anything...and it gives me a "specified path does not exist" error.

So - the problem is this. How do I change the drive letter on my cloned SATA drive from "C "to "J"
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1094207/how-to-completely-clone-and-change-boot-drives

See step #4

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