- Change Disk Drive Letters
First you must remember that you CANNOT change the letter for the
boot drive if it contains the PAGEFILE.SYS (swap file) and/HIBERFILE.SYS(hibernate file).
To move pagefile.sys use Control Panel | System | Advanced tab | Settings
under Performance | Advanced tab again | Virtual Memory and CHANGE
button. set the drive you want to move FROM to NO Paging File and click on SET.
set the drive you want to move TO and click SET.
to disable hiberfile.sys use Control Panel | Power Options Hibernate tab.
Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Disk
Management under Storage, then RIGHT click on the drive letter to change
and select the Change Letter option.
THEN following the first procedure set the PAGEFILE.SYS back to the
drive it was on originally.
XP automatically adjusts the registry for the drive letter changes.
I know you can change the drive letter of extra drives,
but if it's the one with the operating system on it
(WinXP), it won't let you. Well, I installed XP last
night and it named my harddrive E: for some reason. Now
some of my programs and utilities have been installing
kind of buggy and I've had a few other issues so I want
to change that drive to regular old C:.
I'm thinking the only way to do this is reformat. I know
this sounds crazy, so before I push the button, anybody
got anything else to add?
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