I had only formatted D (which had actually been E before installing Vista on
what had been D relettered all three automatically).
However, I was just a few hours ago able to do everything I needed to within
the Vista installation disc from boot. My goal in all of this was to get back
down to a single full-drive partition, and the installation disc allowed me
to delete Partition 3, then Partition 2, extend Partition 1 to encompass the
drive, then install Vista.
This did result in me doing something that I wanted to avoid: installing the
operating system somewhere other than the centre of the drive. I honestly do
not know how much this will affect anything, but I will try to rearrange it
"bob t" wrote:
> I am noticing wierd behavior with a drive and am wondering if hardware info
> is stored on C: I had a Vista Installation on I: when I had a Linux install
> on D: I formatted I: to reinstall Vista after never getting my graphics
> card to work correctly (Nvidia 5200) but before installing Vista, I ran XP
> setup and deleted the D: etx3 partition and formatted NTFS in case the ext3
> file system was hanging something in Vista. Now D: is never mounted unless
> I ask Device Manager to detect hardware changes. I install the drivers, the
> correct drivers, and every bootup D: is not mounted so I was wondering if
> there was some file on C: from install #1 that never got overwritten and now
> I see your problem with Windows thinking systemroot is on D: So when you
> deleted D: did you also format C: ? I would hate to format C: because I
> have Windows 2000 and XP also installed but I am also thinking that I will
> have to to get Windows Vista working,
> "Saerain" <Saerain@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have one 500 GB drive in three partitions: C, D, and E. I am attempting
> > delete D (which is empty) in Disk Management, so that I may extend C
> > (where
> > Vista is located) into it. However, D, for whatever reason, is marked
> > 'System', while C is marked only as 'Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump'.
> > What can I do to make C the 'System' partition? I thought this was
> > determined
> > solely by where the operating system was installed.
> > Vista was once located on D, but D has long since been formatted and Vista
> > reinstalled on C.