Windows 7 Directory Error.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rahulkucheria, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. rahulkucheria

    rahulkucheria MDL Novice

    Jun 9, 2010
    #1 rahulkucheria, Jun 9, 2010
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    I have Windows 7 Ultimate N

    When i try install InfiniteRearm4

    The installation goes fine.

    Then the step 2 is

    2) Press F8 at boot then Select "Repair your computer"
    3) Enter your language and logon info
    4) When the System Recovery window opens look for where it says "Operating System: windows 7 on (C:) Local disk" and notice if it says (C:), (D:), or (E:)
    5) Then select Command Prompt and type either "c:reset", "d:reset", or "e:reset" (without quotes) and press enter
    When i goto the fourth step i see that it shows my Windows in drive j:

    But in my pc there isnt any j: drive....

    Windows has been working fine from 4 months.

    Can i now change j: drive to c: drive..

    Please help Me

    I am new here so if its in the wrong place then mods please forgive me
  2. xaver

    xaver MDL Novice

    Mar 8, 2010
    Important is that you start RESET on the partition where Windows 7 is. Nothing else. If you have a multiboot and lets say XP is running on C: and W7 resting on Z: you could run RESET on Z: This from XP without even booting into the repair environment (no need for the W7 installation disk then).

    So look where you have W7 and start it there.
  3. rahulkucheria

    rahulkucheria MDL Novice

    Jun 9, 2010
    I just have one os in c:/ drive but in repair mode screen it shows that its in j:/
  4. xaver

    xaver MDL Novice

    Mar 8, 2010
    Just try it - the partition letters move because of the CD. You cannot damage anything if there is no other W7 installation on a different partition active.
  5. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

    Sep 1, 2009
    AFAIR (and feel free to correct me) the Repair Mode shows the drive letters in a strictly logical fashion, namely incrementing from Drive0-Partition0 to the last Partition on the last Drive, after which follow the OpticalDrives.


    Suppose PC has 3 HDDs and each HDD has 3 Partitions.

    Suppose we also have 2 OpticalDrives attached.

    Now since the lettering follows the rules "First device on the controller gets the first letters" and "HDDs before ODDs":

    1st HDD Device
    Drive0-Partition0 = C:
    Drive0-Partition1 = D:
    Drive0-Partition2 = E:

    2nd HDD Device
    Drive1-Partition0 = F:
    Drive1-Partition1 = G:
    Drive1-Partition2 = H:

    3rd HDD Device
    Drive2-Partition0 = I:
    Drive2-Partition1 = J:
    Drive2-Partition2 = K:

    1st ODD Device
    OpticalDrive0 = L:

    2nd ODD Device
    OpticalDrive1 = M:

    ...and so forth.

    This means if Windows is installed on Drive2-Partition1 (which actually means the second partition on the third drive) it would show as C: when Windows is running while it becomes J: when the lettering is being applied according to the devices positions at the controller.
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