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Service pack3 crashed puter - after reinstall machine thinks extra hard drive is a disk drive.

I have Emachine T2958 with 80 gig hard drive. I added another 80 gig hard drive some time ago, worked fine. Recently MS installed Service pack 3, it crashed my puter. I ended up re-installing Windows, whole thing. Everything is fine now, even have SP3 in and working fine, but computer thinks my extra 80 gig hard drive is a disk drive. I took wires off hard drive (unplugged it more or less) and it's still listed as a disk drife (F). ls there a way I can get into BIOS (like in the old days) and change the designation?
I am running Windows XP, home edition
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  • leonard_lv Sep 07, 2008

    Came close, learned a lot, but it seems that the computer "sees" both hard drives, the main one (drive 0) is "C", then the extra one is drive 1, with no letter assigned. It used to be drive F... now it shows I think it's drive 2 as "F", but like a USB port! Thanks for trying though, I appreciate it!

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You can get to the BIOS by hitting DEL or F2 at start up.

However, that does not have anything to do with a drive letter.

Drive letter designation is set in
START>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL>ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS>COMPUTER MANAGEMENT>DISK MANAGEMENT.

Hope this helps.

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