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How can I reset my drive letter to "C:" on windows XP?

I installed a fresh copy of Windows XP on a new machine. For reasons that are still unclear, Windows assigned the boot drive letter as "E:". The Zip drive was assigned the letter "C:". Many programs will not install or run (AOL 7.0 for one). Is there a way to set the drive letter to "C:"?
When drive letters are assigned for your boot drive, it's generally very difficult to change them after the fact. In a situation like this, I'd disconnect the Zip drive during the installation, then reattach it afterwards and assign it a drive letter.

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