Determining order of drives



AMO
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Usually when I format a hard drive and partition it, all the logical
partitions are in sequence, i.e C, D, E, F before the CD drives etc kick in
on the end.

However, with a new PC I have built, they kick in after C drive with my
remaining logical drives starting F (I have two drives).

The only differences I can tell are:
a) This time I have created about 10 logical drives (my new PC has a large
hard drive).
b) Its a SATA drive. Different connections etc.

Would any of those account for the different way the drives are lined up?
How do I change them back?

Thanx.

AMO

Locke
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Wouldnt it be best to create the partitions with the other drives
disconnected?

Locke

"AMO" <NoSpam@SpamFreeWorld> wrote in message
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> Usually when I format a hard drive and partition it, all the logical
> partitions are in sequence, i.e C, D, E, F before the CD drives etc kick
> in
> on the end.
>
> However, with a new PC I have built, they kick in after C drive with my
> remaining logical drives starting F (I have two drives).
>
> The only differences I can tell are:
> a) This time I have created about 10 logical drives (my new PC has a large
> hard drive).
> b) Its a SATA drive. Different connections etc.
>
> Would any of those account for the different way the drives are lined up?
> How do I change them back?
>
> Thanx.
>
> AMO
>
>

AMO
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
"Locke" <theoden_704@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Wouldnt it be best to create the partitions with the other drives
> disconnected?
>
> Locke

Would this resolve the issue?

AMO

Locke
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
I dont know if it would for sure resolve that but if you go to
Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management - you can
then right click and change drive letters after the fact.

Locke

"AMO" <NoSpam@SpamFreeWorld> wrote in message
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> "Locke" <theoden_704@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> Wouldnt it be best to create the partitions with the other drives
>> disconnected?
>>
>> Locke
>
> Would this resolve the issue?
>
> AMO
>
>

MoiMeme
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
You can easly change drive letters in windows :
start -> run -> diskmgmt.msc
right click drive you want to change letter off and select drive letter in
drop list ( only available letters are shown).
I have CD-RW drive as W(riter), DVD-R drive as R(ead) and DVD-RW as V(ideo).
Have also attributed letter B to my front USB slot for USB-stick etc.
Phil

"AMO" <NoSpam@SpamFreeWorld> a écrit dans le message de news:
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> Usually when I format a hard drive and partition it, all the logical
> partitions are in sequence, i.e C, D, E, F before the CD drives etc kick
> in
> on the end.
>
> However, with a new PC I have built, they kick in after C drive with my
> remaining logical drives starting F (I have two drives).
>
> The only differences I can tell are:
> a) This time I have created about 10 logical drives (my new PC has a large
> hard drive).
> b) Its a SATA drive. Different connections etc.
>
> Would any of those account for the different way the drives are lined up?
> How do I change them back?
>
> Thanx.
>
> AMO
>
>

Don McKee
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Locke,

I just want to say thanks. This tip fixed another problem where I didn’t
have a clue and would have to live with a problem. You guys are incredible. I
don’t know much but some of the people on “Help” lines probably couldn’t tie
their shoes if it wasn’t for Velcro. Y’all seem to know everything and it
makes me look smart. I have 7 machines and if it wasn’t for you I would be
completely incompetent instead.

Thanx –Thanx - Thanx

--
Don McKee


"Locke" wrote:

> I dont know if it would for sure resolve that but if you go to
> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management - you can
> then right click and change drive letters after the fact.
>
> Locke
>
> "AMO" <NoSpam@SpamFreeWorld> wrote in message
> news:428e5488$0$570$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
> > "Locke" <theoden_704@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:ltsje.19471$ye1.7268@okepread06...
> >> Wouldnt it be best to create the partitions with the other drives
> >> disconnected?
> >>
> >> Locke
> >
> > Would this resolve the issue?
> >
> > AMO
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


Determining order of drives