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saucjedi saucjedi is offline
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Default Windows XP installs to D drive - 08-25-2017, 08:03 AM


I have succesfully installed Windows XP from a USB drive on my Dell Mini 10, however it always installs itself on D drive and any other drive I plug in (be the SD card, os a USB stick) ends as C.

I have replaced the HDD with a 128GB Kingston SSD... I don't know if this could have been the culprit...

Now, I see that the system seems to work well with the main sustem drive being named D, but I would prefer to have it as it should... I suspect it is because it detects the card reader?

Is there a way to physically disconnect the reader? Or I am missing something and this is because or some other thing?

Any pointers would be very useful.

Thanks in advance!
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Default 09-01-2017, 05:57 PM

that is not possible the card-reader is attached to the motherboard.

it is not a separate module as seen on different mini laptops

dell mini 910
supertalent dual wide ssd 128GB
2GB ddr2 400mhz ram
Realtek RTL8188SU
(not the 3G version)
hdd cooler as extra cooling
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Default 09-06-2017, 10:13 AM

You can't fix this without reinstalling Windows.

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Default 05-31-2018, 07:17 AM

Just to close this thread... I reinstalled Windows XP from an external CD drive instead of USB stick... and no problem with C / D drives, it installed as always, on D drive.

Could be that the laptop mixed the card reader / USB / HDD? Maybe...
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