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Inverted drives My problem is that my c drive become d drive and d drive become c drive! On my d drive is operation system. How to fix it? helo please...

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Well dear it not a big problem
don't worry
system will work properly when you need to install a new win then you make win in c drive

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Hi, this is easily fixed, however you may have to re-install the operating system if your windows installation is on one of these drives:

In windows xp:

To start Disk Management:

  1. Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  3. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.
This will allow you to change the drive letter if you right click on the drive and click on change drive letter - you will need to change them both to drives which are not C or D before you can make them the right way around.

The same can be done on Vista by right clicking on my computer and the manage, then disk management on the left hand side, using the same method as above.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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