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Vista Disk Management - "System" Disk is not C...should be C...How do I change it to be C?

Vista Disk Management - "System" Disk is not C...should be C...How do I change it to be C?

I recently installed Vista from scratch. I have three drives in my rig. Two of them were empty at the time of install. The other had all of my junk on it.

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Guest [Entry]

"The volume marked as ""System"" was picked by Vista's installer to hold the Windows Boot Manager (and related files) because it's on the disk that your system's firmware (BIOS) thinks of as the default boot device. This can often be tweaked in your system's BIOS menu, but then you will also need to copy all of the necessary files over to the volume on the disk you select as the default boot device instead. (And you'll also need to make sure that the ""new"" system volume has its partition's ""active"" bit set, but it sounds like you've already done that.)

Could you clarify what you mean by ""disabled"" the drive?

(Also note this article that documents the ""MountedDevices"" registry key and how it controls drive-letter assignments.)"
Guest [Entry]

"I found another (free) way of doing this, which doesn't require a Vista DVD:

create a bootable recovery disk using Macrium Reflect Free (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx), selecting the Windows PE (not Linux) version
disconnect the D: drive physically
boot using the Macrium Reflect disk
repair the file system from there
reboot"