OS not in C

Asustek computer inc. / M4a79 deluxe
March 1, 2009 at 17:18:46
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.8 GHz / 4.GMB
I just completed a build and installed XP Pro. Strangely, I ended up with the H: drive as my system drive and C: is a removable drive. The system boots just fine, but I don't want to continue with installing programs if this will become a problem. I can reinstall XP, but I am not sure what I should do differently.

I have no floppy drive; one DVD/CD drive; one multi-card reader; one HD. All are SATA.

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March 1, 2009 at 17:21:39
I've had that happen to me also. Disconnect any external drives and watch the screens 'very' carefully. It might also be a good idea to have the install program format the drive before the install.

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March 1, 2009 at 17:37:36
I agree with aegis. If you decide to reinstall again, keep the card reader unplugged until after the install.

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March 1, 2009 at 18:53:20
I believe their is a trick to fix this by doing a regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices . It could be a little risky - on doing a search some say it works others don't.

Be careful! http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188

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March 3, 2009 at 20:59:54
Thanks for the replies. As it turns out, I tried the very thing you all suggested. I disconnected the card reader and reinstalled Windows and it went straight to C:\. What's interesting is that the card reader has both a USB and SATA connector and I only disconnected the SATA. It is still disconnected and the reader works fine. I am not sure if I need the SATA connector at all.

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