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2nd hard disk drive
szajak Mar-23-01 01:57 AM
Dear users.....
I need some help...!! I installed a new 10.2Gb HDD as D drive a few months ago and my old drive which is only 3.2Gb is acting as the C drive but it is now running out of space....!! I have currently Window ME on my PC and my questions are :-
1. How can i switch the current higher capacity drive D to become Drive C without losing all the contents of both drives?
AND
2. If i decided to get rid of the current lower capacity drive C which holds the window ME and replace with a bigger hard disk, what should i do or how should i start to do...without losing any important contents on both drives C & D?

1. RE: 2nd hard disk drive
lbyard Mar-23-01 05:11 PM
In response to message 0
You need a program like PowerQuest's Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/ ) or Norton's Ghost (http://www.symantec.com/region/au_nz/product/ghost/ ) to copy an image of the partition(s) on the old drive to the new one. Also, there are other image copying programs available from various download web sites such as download.com (http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0,10151,0-10094-106-0-1-0,00.html?tag=st.dl.10014.dir.10094).
You canít perform this operation without wiping the 10 gig drive. Suggest cleaning-up both drives and compressing as much as you can with Winzip, Power Archiver, etc. I strongly recommend a backup any critical data, My Documents, C:\windows\favorites, C:\windows\cookies, C:\windows\*.pwl (password file), mail box, etc. before attempting it and be especially careful to be sure which drive/partition you are operating on. To my chagrin, I have made this error few times, usually when hurried or when doing other things in parallel. You might want to consider partitioning the newer drive to make the C: drive about 4 Gbytes and making the D: drive the remainder. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/athlon/ath_7.htm for details. Anything larger will take a long time to defrag. Larry

2. RE: 2nd hard disk drive
szajak Mar-26-01 03:38 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks a million...
I will try the things you suggested.....
and keep my fingers crossed:)

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