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Why drives starts form C:\ Not from a or b ?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by BharatRawat.seo, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. #1
    Why windows drives start for c drive not from A OR B even there is no use for both of them.
    SEMrush
     
    BharatRawat.seo, Apr 3, 2012 IP
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  2. Allcityloan

    Allcityloan Peon

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    If only one physical floppy is present, drive B: will be assigned to a phantom floppy ... Starting with DOS 5.0, the system ensures that drive C: is always a hard disk, ... SYS file (e.g. the controller card does not offer on-board BIOS or using this
     
    Allcityloan, Apr 5, 2012 IP
  3. chinasa

    chinasa Peon

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    I also wonder why this happens too, i have always wanted to ask but it sounded silly.
     
    chinasa, Apr 13, 2012 IP
  4. honeyclarck

    honeyclarck Peon

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    I don't know. And trying to know the answer of this question.
     
    honeyclarck, Apr 14, 2012 IP
  5. PinoyEngine™

    PinoyEngine™ Well-Known Member

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    #5
    There is something called BIOS.

    Actually you can change what drive your PC will boot first.
    And more actually, that thing is used when formatting your PC,
    we boot your PC using your CD-Rom or what-so-ever that is normally NOT C:

    Hope this helps.
    And I do not know if your thread is in correct fora.
     
    PinoyEngine™, Apr 14, 2012 IP
  6. BharatRawat.seo

    BharatRawat.seo Greenhorn

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    Can I use my first drive name from a or not
     
    BharatRawat.seo, Apr 14, 2012 IP
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    jargonbust Peon

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    becasue a is for floppy disk and b is for cd rom always
     
    jargonbust, Apr 14, 2012 IP
  8. seo 4 steal

    seo 4 steal Peon

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    there used to be drive a and drive b at one point in time which were 3.5 and 5.25 inch floppy disks. thats why hard drive starts from c
     
    seo 4 steal, Apr 16, 2012 IP
  9. zanebury

    zanebury Peon

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    #9
    That is because in earlier days, A is used for floppy disk. B is used for a bigger floppy disk.
     
    zanebury, Apr 17, 2012 IP
  10. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #10
    These kids probably never got to use a floppy.
    Makes me feel old.

    five and a half inch disks anyone? Think I might have a few tucked away somewhere!
     
    sarahk, Apr 25, 2012 IP
  11. JHONYY1

    JHONYY1 Peon

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    Because
    • A: — Floppy disk drives, 3.5" or 5.25", and possibly other types of disk drives, if present.
    • B: — Reserved for a second floppy drive, if present.
    • C: — First hard disk partition.
    • D: to Z: — Other disk partitions get labeled here. The letter D: or E: are often assigned to CD-ROM, DVD drives but not always.
    • F: — First network drive if using Novell NetWare.
    • L: - Dynamically assigned "load drive" under Concurrent DOS, Multiuser DOS, System Manager and REAL/32.[SUP][7][/SUP][SUP][8][/SUP]
    • M: - Drive letter for optionally "memory drive" MDISK under Concurrent DOS.[SUP][7][/SUP]
    • N:, O:, P: - Assignable "floating drives" under CP/M-86 4.x, Personal CP/M-86 2.x, DOS Plus 1.2-2.1 (via BDOS call 0Fh), a concept later extended to any unused drive letters under Concurrent DOS, Multiuser DOS, System Manager, REAL/32 and DR DOS up to 6.0.[SUP][7][/SUP][SUP][8][/SUP]
    • Q: - Microsoft Office Click-to-Run virtualization.
    • Z: — First network drive if using Banyan VINES, and the initial drive letter assignment for the virtual disk network in the DOSBox x86 emulator.
     
    JHONYY1, Apr 25, 2012 IP
  12. ThePassiveIncomeBlog

    ThePassiveIncomeBlog Active Member

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    #12
    I think the use of Floppy disks has no longer available and fuure operating systems will come as A for the first HDD.
     
    ThePassiveIncomeBlog, Apr 27, 2012 IP
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    Altravis1982 Peon

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    #13
    they are standard format in dos command in my openion
     
    Altravis1982, May 2, 2012 IP
  14. Wesley T

    Wesley T Peon

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    #14
    A is for floppy disk.

    B is for the second floppy disk.

    C is for hard disk.
     
    Wesley T, May 3, 2012 IP
  15. haaiamerica

    haaiamerica Peon

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    #15
    A and B drives are reserved for Floppy drives to get back up from hard disk, if the hard disk is crashed.
     
    haaiamerica, Jul 9, 2012 IP
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    Strider02 Peon

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    #16
    Drives A: and B: both existed when diskettes were still the most useful storage media during the 90's, while C: has always been the known location for Windows installatio until today. Perhaps it has been agreed to keep the labeling of the drives that way.
     
    Strider02, Jul 10, 2012 IP
  17. MobileWebmaster

    MobileWebmaster Peon

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    #17
    A and B are reserved for floppy drives, so the default startup on appear as C: .

    The floppy drive has been eliminated. Are interested, you can use the u disk to emulate a floppy drive.
     
    MobileWebmaster, Aug 16, 2012 IP
  18. real_skinner

    real_skinner Notable Member

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    Probably because it's stands for Computer? lol

    And I think it's easier to remember everytime you think about PC or Computer...
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
    real_skinner, Aug 16, 2012 IP
  19. newveteran

    newveteran Peon

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    It used to be the 3rd drive when computer was first introduced, A was the primary before when they first used floppy, not till CD's were introduced.
     
    newveteran, Aug 16, 2012 IP
  20. eyesight

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    thank you Jhonyy for giving this information.actually it is a very basic question but most of the people does not know this question.i did not know the answer of this question.
     
    eyesight, Aug 17, 2012 IP