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Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
11-14-2012, 11:19 AM,
#1
Exclamation  Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
This was the message that I've got when I got my new key.

"Note:Your system appears to have an unusual hardware ID, make sure you have a C: type harddrive, you may need to repartition your system or use a different computer

Computer Added Successfully"

is there anyway to fix this?

cause i really dont want to buy a new PC just to use MB or format my PC over again Tongue

tbh you should fix this Tongue

Thanks
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11-16-2012, 12:03 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-16-2012, 12:06 PM by lopht.)
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Sad  RE: Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
We may at some point correct that issue. At the moment though, you can reinstall the OS from disk and choose drive letters at that time. I also found this method on a tech support forum:


It is possible to change a system drive letter, however it is a lot of work and I do not recommend that it be done. The reason is that when you install an app, it installs files to it's own folder and also to the winnt and or winnt/system32 folder. The app will look for those files on F:\winnt or windows and it is now C:\winnt. If you really want to do this, here are the instructions. As you can see it is a pretty complex task.

Make a full system backup of the computer and system state.
Log on as an Administrator.
Start Regedt32.exe.
Go to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

Click MountedDevices.
On the Security menu, click Permissions.
Verify that Administrators have full control. Change this back when you are finished with these steps.
Quit Regedt32.exe, and then start Regedit.exe.
Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

Find the drive letter you want to change to (new). Look for "\DosDevices\C:".
Right-click \DosDevices\C:, and then click Rename.

Note You must use Regedit instead of Regedt32 to rename this registry key.
Rename it to an unused drive letter "\DosDevices\Z:".

This frees up drive letter C.
Find the drive letter you want changed. Look for "\DosDevices\D:".
Right-click \DosDevices\D:, and then click Rename.
Rename it to the appropriate (new) drive letter "\DosDevices\C:".
Click the value for \DosDevices\Z:, click Rename, and then name it back to "\DosDevices\D:".
Quit Regedit, and then start Regedt32.
Change the permissions back to the previous setting for Administrators (this should probably be Read Only).
Restart the computer.
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11-16-2012, 12:17 PM,
#3
RE: Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
Thanks for the fast reply.
Well I thought there were an easier way to solve this issue but I really don't want to compromise my compute to anything at this point since I'm not so high-tech. Tongue

I will wait for ur next MB update and hope for the best! Smile

Thanks again!
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12-29-2012, 09:51 AM,
#4
RE: Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
bump, its still not working Sad
However it runs the safe mode just not after you've entered the license key.
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01-12-2019, 05:47 PM,
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RE: Cant use MB due to Hardrive (H:) instead of (C:)
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