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I have a MSI K8TM-ILSR m/b in a Antec Aria case with a card reader. When I try to install WinXP pro, it wants to choose F as the drive to install the OS. Any idea as to why XP chooses F and not C as the drive letter.Kindest regards.Tim

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  • waimang2 Dec 13, 2008

    Hi. Thanks for the quick responce.
    I figured it all out. The "card reader" that was attached to a USB port on the mother board, was seen by winxp as a physical drive and had assigned it drive letters which stopped the main HD from being asigned the drive letter C and gave it F instead.
    Removing all cable connections from USB ports on the motherboard fixed the problem. Win XP is now on primary HD, drive letter C.


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Because 'f' is the first accessable drive to XP, that does not have an OS already installed.

It could also be a usb drive - remove it and ty again

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