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Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 6:35:44 AM

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I hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this
question in.....?

I have just divided my hard drive using Partition
Magic into two partitions C and E and have installed
an installation of XP on both. My thinking is that the
version installed on partition E will be used for
testing software, visiting dodgy web sites etc and
will frequently be re-installed from scratch.

My problem is that when I boot from the C drive
installation I can still see the E drive and
vice-versa. I would like to totally isolate the two
partions such that any viruses/malware etc picked up
on the 'scratch' installation on E cannot be passed
across to the C drive installation.

I think I can hide the partitions from each other
using Partition Magic and the Boot Manager, but will
this completely isolate the partitions from each
other. Can I achieve the isolation by setting the
sharing permissions from Windows in someway?

Hope this makes sense? Any help appreciated
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 30, 2005 4:49:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

In news:o a4DbmNlFHA.572@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Emma <emma_godding@yahoo.co.uk> typed:
> I hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this
> question in.....?
>
> I have just divided my hard drive using Partition
> Magic into two partitions C and E and have installed
> an installation of XP on both. My thinking is that the
> version installed on partition E will be used for
> testing software, visiting dodgy web sites etc and
> will frequently be re-installed from scratch.
>
> My problem is that when I boot from the C drive
> installation I can still see the E drive and
> vice-versa. I would like to totally isolate the two
> partions such that any viruses/malware etc picked up
> on the 'scratch' installation on E cannot be passed
> across to the C drive installation.
>
> I think I can hide the partitions from each other
> using Partition Magic and the Boot Manager, but will
> this completely isolate the partitions from each
> other. Can I achieve the isolation by setting the
> sharing permissions from Windows in someway?
>
> Hope this makes sense? Any help appreciated

OT, but why not use Virtual PC for this purpose?
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 31, 2005 11:11:14 PM

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I use PQboot to boot XP from 1st or 2nd partition - 1
is always hidden & other is always C:

Whatever u r using I wouldnt know about so I suggest
using PQboot but be aware of default drive letters XP
may assign- u dont want F drive asigned to G or E when
u boot either XP. Here D is conspicuous by its
absence!!

HTH-Larry

On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 02:35:44 -0500, "Emma"
<emma_godding@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

|I hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this
|question in.....?
|
|I have just divided my hard drive using Partition
|Magic into two partitions C and E and have installed
|an installation of XP on both. My thinking is that the
|version installed on partition E will be used for
|testing software, visiting dodgy web sites etc and
|will frequently be re-installed from scratch.
|
|My problem is that when I boot from the C drive
|installation I can still see the E drive and
|vice-versa. I would like to totally isolate the two
|partions such that any viruses/malware etc picked up
|on the 'scratch' installation on E cannot be passed
|across to the C drive installation.
|
|I think I can hide the partitions from each other
|using Partition Magic and the Boot Manager, but will
|this completely isolate the partitions from each
|other. Can I achieve the isolation by setting the
|sharing permissions from Windows in someway?
|
|Hope this makes sense? Any help appreciated
|

Any advise is my attempt to contribute more than I have received but I can only assure you that it works on my PC. GOOD LUCK.
!