Two of my five Windows computers won’t let me set up a “C:” drive/partition, and it’s driving me crazy!
Both of the systems in question run XP Pro SP3, and XP is installed and running from Drive 0 / Partition 0 on all of them. But on those two, the system won’t give it drive letter “C:”. Neither of those two systems has a Drive “C:” at all.
On one system, disk 0/part 0 is called Drive “E:”, but the system insists on putting the page file on drive “T:”. The other is similarly split, and I find that irritating.
The “Computer Management (Disk Management)” display shows disk 0/part 0 as “Healthy (System)” and disk 0/part 6 “Healthy (Page File)”.
**How can I force disk 0/partition 0 to be given drive letter “C:” and force it to hold both the system and the page file? **
I realize that’s not absolutely necessary, since XP runs now on this atypically lettered system, but dammit, I want it to have letter “C:” I don’t mind re-installing the system to get it, either, but I have no reason to think that alone will do the trick.
For what it’s worth, I blame a horribly complicated booting system called “BootIt Next Generation” that I previously installed, then fully uninstalled. But removing it then re-installing XP hasn’t helped.
Does anyone know the secret?