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1.10. Drive letter assignments need to be changed

In some cases, particularly if you add a new CD drive or hard drive, you might need to change the drive IDs assigned to one or more drives. If you installed Windows 2000 on a Windows 9x system that contains a compressed volume, Windows 2000 won't see the compressed volume, and all volumes after that will have different drive IDs from those in your Windows 9x environment.

1.10.1. Changing a drive letter

You can't change the ID of a system or boot volume in Windows 2000, but you might be able to change drive order in the BIOS. However, you'll need to edit boot.ini to boot from the appropriate partition, as changing drive IDs in the BIOS will change the logical partition order.



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