Move BCD store to other partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Nick Wouters, Jul 25, 2007.

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    Nick Wouters Guest

    Hello

    In advance I created 3 partitions and intended them to use in this way:

    partition 1: NTFS primary and active/boot (2GB)
    partition 2: NTFS primary (50GB)
    partition 3: NTFS primary (100GB)

    However, when I begin the installation of Windows Vista, it installs vista
    as I choose and it's installing it on the 2nd partition, which is OK!!
    The BCD-store has been created on partition 1 as it should be, so far so good.

    When I startup my windows vista , I notice he has made following drive letters

    Partition 2 : C-drive (windows vista system drive)
    Partition 1 : D-drive (boot drive with BCD store)
    Partition 3 : E-drive (data drive)

    I want to rename the D-drive to B: and make it hidden.

    How can I do this? Because every time I want to change drive letter from D:
    to B: I get errors.

    Thanks for your rewarded suggestions.

    Best Regards

    Nick Wouters
    Belgium
     
    Nick Wouters, Jul 25, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Nick,

    Don't try either. If you make the active partition hidden (and you'd have to
    use a third party boot manager for this), the system won't boot. Plus, you
    cannot change the drive letters assigned to either the boot or system
    volumes. This is by design.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jul 25, 2007
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  3. Nick Wouters

    Nick Wouters Guest

    Hallo Rick

    Ok, that's clear. I will not put the BCD-partition hidden.
    Is there really no possibility to place the BCD-store on a drive called B:,
    we deliver installations for our customers and they are very well-trained
    that the D: is only user-owned data instead of System-data!

    So, does this mean it is really NOT possible or just not preferable?

    Best regards
     
    Nick Wouters, Jul 25, 2007
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    Nick Wouters Guest

     
    Nick Wouters, Jul 25, 2007
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    Nick Wouters Guest

    Hallo Rick

    Ok, that's clear. I will not put the BCD-partition hidden.
    Is there really no possibility to place the BCD-store on a drive called B:,
    we deliver installations for our customers and they are very well-trained
    that the D: is only user-owned data instead of System-data!

    So, does this mean it is really NOT possible or just not preferable?

    Best regards
     
    Nick Wouters, Jul 25, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    If these are all IDE or SATA, you should be able to change the B partition
    as active if it is a primary partition, then you can do a startup repair.
    Be sure you know how to reset the active partition using your install disk.
    Also, many have reported having to run startup repair several times. 1 has
    reported that startup repair still recognised the original BCD store, but
    that was a mixed IDE SATA system and the BIOS on some MOBOs make this a
    problem unless the IDE is disconnected.
     
    John Barnes, Jul 25, 2007
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    Thanks,I'll have a try
     
    conversers, Mar 3, 2010
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