Issues with System drive in Disk Management on a Dual Boot system

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by thilton, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. thilton

    thilton Guest

    At the moment I have XP x64 and Vista x64 installed on my machine. The way
    I'd like to have it setup is where the two operating systems do not assign
    drive letters to certain partitions--such as the other's System drive. Well,
    Vista is saying that the x64 partition is a (the?) System drive, and I have
    not found a way to change that. I know for sure that I did not install it to
    that partition, that in fact it's on the C partition.

    I've done a little searching of the Vista newsgroups, and found one person
    who had the same question but in the end his question wasn't answered. If
    someone could help me out with this, that would be great!
     
    thilton, Jul 9, 2006
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  2. The operating system that is currently running assigns the drive letters.
    Each operating system assigns a different set. If you want to have
    partitions which are not assigned drive letters, use a partitioning tool to
    hide them from the operating system.
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 9, 2006
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  3. thilton

    Jerry Guest

    I was able to eliminate this problem by disabling the Win XP system drive in
    Win Vista and vice-versa.

    Hope this helps,
    Jerry
     
    Jerry, Jul 9, 2006
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  4. thilton

    thilton Guest

    To get a good idea: You have the two OS's on different HDDs, correct? Mine
    are both on the same drive, but different partitions. While it is possible
    for me to put them on different drives, I'm wondering if I can solve this
    problem without doing so.

    If your meant you have them on different partitions on the same physical
    drive, then how did you disable the other system drive? I haven't seen it...
     
    thilton, Jul 9, 2006
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    AJR Guest

    Drive letter changing between XP and Vista is a result of installing Vista
    via booting from CD at computer startup- installing Vista from within XP
    does not cause drive letter exchanges.
     
    AJR, Jul 10, 2006
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