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    disk sequence (sp1)

    I had a registry failure in the OS on Disk C which was physically installed as the first disk. In order to get at my data on disk C, I installed another physical disk in disk position number 2. When the operating system came up is was designated as cisk D. Can I put in in the number 1 disk slot and redesignate it as disk C with no strange consequences?

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    Re: disk sequence (sp1)

    The only "strange" consequence is that the other disk will become disk D - but I guess that is what you want. You will then need to install an operating system on the new disk C before you can boot.

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    Re: disk sequence (sp1)

    You would also have to repartition and format the second disk and make THAT disk have the "active partition" so you could boot to it. Then as Stuart said put an Operation System on the second disk.
    Then your old disk would be D and you could retrieve any files or programs from it. You could then selectively remove any remnants of the old OS from the D drive.
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    Re: disk sequence (sp1)

    Thanks for the help, fellows. I now have an operating system on my new disk D, partitioned and working. I would really like to make it disk C by moving it and relabelling it. I was hopeful that I would not have to install the operating system again. I am afraid that if I move it and relabel it without installing the operating system, it will work peculiarly. What do you fellows think?

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    Re: disk sequence (sp1)

    Changing the drive letter of a disk where the OS is installed is a risky proposition at best. My suggestion would be to back up your data to a CD or DVD. Then install your hardware so the drives will be recognized by Windows the way you want and install from scratch. You'll save yourself a whole lot of trouble this way.

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    Re: disk sequence (sp1)

    Phil,
    As Joe mentioned, the preferred way to do it is as he outlined.
    HOWEVER,
    If you REALLY want to relabel the drives you can do it by:
    Click on Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management.
    Click the Action tab and All Tasks, Then "change drive letters & Paths".
    If you still have a C drive, you will have to clear out that one first, Make it R, or something.
    Then relabel the D drive as C drive. Again, you can then move the "R" drive back to D or whatever is spare. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>
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