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  • How can I change the System partition drive letter in Windows 2000

    I have a 2K server with a SCSI RAID 1 (C : ) and an IDE 80GB additional drive The C drive is listed as the boot drive. The 80GB IDE is partitioned into a 20GB E and a 55GB W drive. I want to combine the partitions into one, however windows, in it's infinite wisdom marked the E partition as the system partition. Is there anyway short of reinstalling that I can make the C drive both the boot and the system and then wipe and recreate the volume I want out of the IDE drive? This is a working server with Active Directory (on the C)?

    The e drive only has the recycler, system volume information folders and the boot.ini, ntdetect.com and ntldr files on it. The W drive is now empty.

    Speed is of the essence

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    Re: How can I change the System partition drive letter in Windows 2000

    You can try the following :
    1. shutdown the system
    2. remove the 80GB hdd from the computer
    3. start the system
    4. use a boot cd like hirens boot cd and use one of the disk utility from it to mark the C partition as a boot partition - make it active
    5. reboot
    6. put the WIn2k bootable disk into the optical drive, boot from it and choose to repair the operating system using the recovery console
    7. into the recovery console type :
    Code:
    fixmbr[enter]
    Code:
    fixboot[enter]
    8. reboot system and check if it works

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