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Installed windows, hard drive is labeled E: ???

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My friend installed windows and his raid drive was labeled E:, while the C: label went to his IDE zip drive. Any way to fix this?
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Yes, if you have XP Pro, click Start, Run, compmgmt.msc. Expand "Disk Management" then right-click on your drives and choose "Change Drive Letters and Path." Select the letter designation you wish.

Example:




There you go!
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Tried this and windows wouldn't boot, lucky he had recently backed up his hard drive image....
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Seems like your BIOS prioritizes the ATA drives over the SATA RAID... Can you find an option somewhere where you can define the sequence of the hard drives?
    
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the reason you would no longer be able to boot, is because you have changed the drive letter that your windows folder is installed on, yet your boot.ini file which points to where your OS is during boot, still has the old drive letter.

So in effect, your computer cannot find Windows......if you edit the boot.ini file you should be able to boot if you change the drive path to the new letter.

try downloading the CD image that is in my FAQ, there should be tools there such as DOS with ntfs support that you can use to access your HDD.
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro
Tried this and windows wouldn't boot, lucky he had recently backed up his hard drive image....
This is actually Quite true as i have tried to assign differnent Drive letters to my HDD in Windows like above but like your friend i couldnt Boot into Windows i think its something to do with Your Bios or motherboard along the lines.
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you would have to do the following,

change the boot.ini file configuration to reflect the drive letters proper
change the drive letters as u had configured in the boot.ini as shown above.
get into bios and input boot sequence as appropriate and make sure u configure the hard drive as sata and disable ur ide zip drive (i remember there is an option to do this)
then boot into windows, ur problem should be solved.
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