dual boot - self-changing unit letters

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by ricardo.l, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. ricardo.l

    ricardo.l Guest

    On a pc with xp on C partition and Vista on E partition, when booting from
    the latter it gets the S letter, thus giving me troubles when accessing user
    Which could be the workaround?
    Would a repair install fix it?

    thx alot, ric
    ricardo.l, Dec 18, 2007
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  2. ricardo.l

    Rick Rogers Guest


    First, there is no repair install function in Vista. You'd basically have to
    reinstall to the same volume, and the old installation would be moved to a
    windows.old folder. If it originally installed as S:, then there is no
    reason that the drive letter should affect the user accounts. Did you
    attempt to alter the drive letter via XP?
    Rick Rogers, Dec 19, 2007
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  3. ricardo.l

    ricardo.l Guest

    Thanks, the original letter was E when booting from XP or Vista as well.
    I have tried changing letter from XP, but using bcedit I have seen that S:
    was kept in.
    Luckily I could enter safe mode and install easybcd which fixed my problem.
    (I had to go through task manager, no other working way to run commands).
    ricardo.l, Dec 20, 2007
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