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My harddrive letter designations changed mysteriously

\015 My computer crashed (It shut down when I loaded an old data CD I had made...I got a black screen with words in white letters, something like 'problem with OS') and the only way I could restart it was to change the boot sequence in BIOS and put my Windows XP disk into a CD drive. Windows reloaded but I have to re-register it. The problem: I have three separate drives in the system case: C and D are on the IDE cable from the motherboard and the E drive is on a SATA cable. The D drive died a month ago but I never removed it or changed the cable. When I checked things with Windows Explorer, what was my C drive was now my D drive and my E drive was now my C drive. I made no hardware changes. What has happened? Do I have to reload all my software (which is now on the D Drive)? Did I get hit by some virus?\015

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Ok Jerry, one more question, does your old C drive show the programs you had installed? If so, this should help with your drive letter problem. This link give Step by Step instructions to solve your drive designation problem. Best of luck with your problem and hope it works! Greg
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