how does this happen

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  1. Exiled

    Exiled New Member

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    C drive = corrupted drive I need to format


    D drive = 200 gigs of music and movies etc


    Dumbass = me for not unplugging the HD



    I put in my windows disk, boot from it.. delete my c drive.. install windows on it... get into windows.. and... it formatted and installed on the wrong drive.


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  2. Doomsday

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    Clicking 'next' without looking at what you are doing....

    :noes::noes::noes::ugh2:
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Been there, done that.

    You should always unplug the extra drive anyway, since it can mess up your drive letter designation.
     
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    :rofl:

    Dang, I almost did that once. I learned how to disconnect my secondary drive though. :hs:
     
  7. P07r0457

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    I always us a different size HDD for my OS compared to my data drives.... Easier to tell it apart in the partitioning tool.
     
  8. awns729

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    try scanning with some software recovery tools, you might be able to get some of it back
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    That still requires paying attention, though. Unplugging the drives makes it foolproof, and it also prevents the installer from trying to give the boot drive some goofy drive letter instead of "C:".
     
  10. P07r0457

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    it requires no more time or attention than unplugging the drive -- what if you unplug the wrong one? Mine also prevents having to crawl under a desk and remove panels/muck about.
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I had that happen on my E6600 build.

    The freaking c drive wound up being the d drive, which of course some program installs don't seem too fond of.

    The worst part is that I knew better, but thought it might not happen because it was an Intel motherboard.

    Apparently I was wrong.


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  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    whenever i have to boot into linux for modding an xbox or redoing my tivo, i always make sure to disconnect every drive that is not necessary, including optical drives
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Fair enough, but do you have a foolproof solution for preventing the boot drive from getting a weird drive letter without unplugging the non-boot drives?
     
  14. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    afaik, there isn't one.

    :dunno:
     
  15. P07r0457

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    yea, plug them in properly when you build the machine. Primary master is gonna get "C" then slave, then secondary master, and so on, and so forth.

    Really, as long as you get the main drive as "C" it doesn't matter after that because you can change the drive letters of everything else through Disk Management.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    I have firsthand experience that says if the boot drive has no partitions and the data drive is already partitioned (i.e. installing a new boot drive in an existing machine), the data drive will get "C:". Or at least it sometimes does.

    That one bit me in the ass more than once.
     

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