letter assignments

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Mike, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm unclear about automatic letter assignments. If I have three hard drives
    and a CD-ROM all connected to the motherboard as below.

    Primary - Master 6 GB HD

    - Slave CD-ROM

    Secondary - Master 8 GB HD

    - Slave 10 GB HD

    Would they automatically be assigned:

    C: 6 GB HD

    D: CD-ROM

    E: 8 GB HD

    F: 10 GB HD

    - or -

    C: 6 GB HD

    D: 8 GB HD

    E: 10 GB HD

    F: CD-ROM



    Thanks for your help,



    Mike
     
    Mike, Mar 15, 2005
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  2. Mike

    AG Guest

    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm unclear about automatic letter assignments. If I have three hard

    drives
    > and a CD-ROM all connected to the motherboard as below.
    >
    > Primary - Master 6 GB HD
    >
    > - Slave CD-ROM
    >
    > Secondary - Master 8 GB HD
    >
    > - Slave 10 GB HD
    >
    > Would they automatically be assigned:
    >
    > C: 6 GB HD
    >
    > D: CD-ROM
    >
    > E: 8 GB HD
    >
    > F: 10 GB HD
    >
    > - or -
    >
    > C: 6 GB HD
    >
    > D: 8 GB HD
    >
    > E: 10 GB HD
    >
    > F: CD-ROM
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    >
    >
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >

    Hard drives get their letters first. My system has 8 gig primary master HD
    C: 60 gig HD Secondary Master D: CDROM Primary slave E: and CDROM Secondary
    slave F:

    AG
     
    AG, Mar 15, 2005
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks AG,
    If I had four hard drive would the order of letter assignments be:
    Primary Master (C:), Primary Slave (D:), Secondary Master (E:) and Secondary
    Slave (F:)
    - or -
    Primary Master (C:), Secondary Master(D:), Primary Slave (E:), and
    Secondary Slave (F:)
    Thanks, Mike

    "AG" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Mike" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I'm unclear about automatic letter assignments. If I have three hard

    > drives
    >> and a CD-ROM all connected to the motherboard as below.
    >>
    >> Primary - Master 6 GB HD
    >>
    >> - Slave CD-ROM
    >>
    >> Secondary - Master 8 GB HD
    >>
    >> - Slave 10 GB HD
    >>
    >> Would they automatically be assigned:
    >>
    >> C: 6 GB HD
    >>
    >> D: CD-ROM
    >>
    >> E: 8 GB HD
    >>
    >> F: 10 GB HD
    >>
    >> - or -
    >>
    >> C: 6 GB HD
    >>
    >> D: 8 GB HD
    >>
    >> E: 10 GB HD
    >>
    >> F: CD-ROM
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help,
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Mike
    >>
    >>

    > Hard drives get their letters first. My system has 8 gig primary master
    > HD
    > C: 60 gig HD Secondary Master D: CDROM Primary slave E: and CDROM
    > Secondary
    > slave F:
    >
    > AG
    >
    >
     
    Mike, Mar 15, 2005
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  4. On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 17:22:54 GMT, "Billy" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Mike" <> wrote in message
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    >> Thanks AG,

    >
    >The second option


    Hmmm...I am not around this stuff much these days, but I think that
    it's the first option that is correct. However, with multiple
    partitions what you suggest is true, I think; the extended partitions'
    logical drives are ordered after primary partitions. I am really
    afraid to trust my memory these days, though... :)

    Tom

    >
    >> Primary Master (C:), Secondary Master(D:), Primary Slave (E:), and
    >> Secondary Slave (F:)
    >> Thanks, Mike
    >>

    >
    >
    >> "AG" <> wrote in message
    >> news:4237083c$0$79480$...
    >> >
    >> > "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> I'm unclear about automatic letter assignments. If I have three

    >hard
    >> > drives
    >> >> and a CD-ROM all connected to the motherboard as below.
    >> >>
    >> >> Primary - Master 6 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> - Slave CD-ROM
    >> >>
    >> >> Secondary - Master 8 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> - Slave 10 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> Would they automatically be assigned:
    >> >>
    >> >> C: 6 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> D: CD-ROM
    >> >>
    >> >> E: 8 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> F: 10 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> - or -
    >> >>
    >> >> C: 6 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> D: 8 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> E: 10 GB HD
    >> >>
    >> >> F: CD-ROM
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks for your help,
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Mike
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> > Hard drives get their letters first. My system has 8 gig primary

    >master
    >> > HD
    >> > C: 60 gig HD Secondary Master D: CDROM Primary slave E: and CDROM
    >> > Secondary
    >> > slave F:
    >> >
    >> > AG
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Tom MacIntyre, Mar 15, 2005
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  5. Mike

    Spammy Sammy Guest

    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > C: 6 GB HD
    >
    > D: 8 GB HD
    >
    > E: 10 GB HD
    >
    > F: CD-ROM


    As I understand your scenario the above answer is correct. It gets a bit
    more complex when dealing with drives that have multiple partitions. In this
    case the primary partitions get letters allocated first, then the logical
    partitions.

    This link might help explain further
    http://www.pcplus.co.uk/tips/defaul...leid=4207&subsectionid=383&subsubsectionid=91
     
    Spammy Sammy, Mar 16, 2005
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