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Thread: Delete 2nd XP PRO on drive




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    Unfortunately, I partitioned my new 40G drive,(new, since my 5 mth old 60 G Maxtor died on me), I inadvertantly loaded XP on my D drive. Being tired, I loaded XP on the C drive, just to get things going. Three questions,

    a: looking at my drives, (80 not installed yet), which should I use as a boot disk? Doing audio/video and games. Do not want to lose data again.

    b: if 40 will boot, how do I delete OS in D? and will it compromise files already there?

    c: I've gotten blue screen about 5 times on Maxtor, and is clacking quite loud. Any SW , already checked manufacturer, that can go in once and copy? Hey, boys and girls, BACKUP!!!

    Thank you,

    augie
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    You should run your os from the C: partition.
    If you want to copy from partition to partition, Norton Ghost will do it. Once Windows is up and running on the C: drive, if everything from D: has been mirrored, then just do a "format /q /u" on the D: drive.

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    Hi bigjackusa,

    I'm an old man who used to run WP on DOS6.0 and WIN 3.3 on a 386 till it gave up the ghost. Mobo went. Decided to get something new. Damn stable system it was. I didn't realize that DOS was still usable. I still have DOS 5 manuals! Pack rat.

    Thank you

    augie: :D

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    Me too! I'm always looking up odd switches and parameters for dos commands when windows won't do something I want it to do and I try to trickf**k it with dos. You should see the box of 51/4" floppys I still have.

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