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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 8:43:10 PM

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I have 2 20 gig HDs, c and d. I want to install a 80 gig
HD to replace the c drive but I want to partition it to 2
40 gig and make them c and d then convert the present d
drive to e and the DVD to f. what would be the easiest
way to do this?

I think I can use the admin tools to change the DVD to F
and the current d drive to e, then install the 80 gig,
partition it to 2 40 gigs making one the boot and c drive
and the other d drive but I am not sure.

Tom Morris
thomas.morris@comcast.net
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 11:13:34 PM

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I would open disk management, change the DVD to some letter
like L (for laser) and then you can install new drives, such
as USB card readers without having the DVD restrict the
options. Then I would open the case (after turning the
computer off). I would set the jumper to slave and install
the new drive as master.
Close it up and put the XP CD in the drive and reboot. Use
the XP CD tools to do a clean install and partition as C:
and D: the way you want. The slave will be then identified
as E: and F:
Install and configure your applications then copy the data
from the old drive.


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"Tom Morris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1c2a901c421b1$147841d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| I have 2 20 gig HDs, c and d. I want to install a 80 gig
| HD to replace the c drive but I want to partition it to 2
| 40 gig and make them c and d then convert the present d
| drive to e and the DVD to f. what would be the easiest
| way to do this?
|
| I think I can use the admin tools to change the DVD to F
| and the current d drive to e, then install the 80 gig,
| partition it to 2 40 gigs making one the boot and c drive
| and the other d drive but I am not sure.
|
| Tom Morris
| thomas.morris@comcast.net
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 12:24:24 AM

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I would like to transfer the data from the current c
drive to the new one so I can get rid of it. It is
slowly going bad a little at a time - bad sectors etc. I
have already changed the dvd drive to f. I don't want to
do a clean install unless I have to. The new drive is a
seagate 80 gig. I guess I will try my way. I will still
have the old drive if something crashes.

Tom Morris
thomas.morris@comcast.net
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April 14, 2004 1:56:04 AM

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Most new Hard Drives bought 'retail' come with a CD which facilitates setup and use.

Maxtor provides a GREAT application which does all the FDSIK functions and even allows you to copy an existing drive to this new one [or a partition of the new drive] which can then be used in place of the older drive after you power down and replace.

These utility CDs are bootable and would permit a non system hard drive to be copied to the new drive. You'll need to disconnect your C Drive and put the new drive in its place and then reinstall the C Drive, Take D Drive out and puit new Disk in its place.

Much simpler operationally.
Anonymous
April 14, 2004 5:26:38 AM

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This is a good time to get a clean install and organize the
new drive "just so" so you can have it your way. The old
drive has problems and you risk copying the problems in the
OS. Just my opinion, it only takes a few hours to install
Windows and your applications and it will take a lot more to
clone the OS from the old, possibly failing drive and then
fix any all the errors that may appear.


"Tom Morris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1c26a01c421cf$fc3e8880$a501280a@phx.gbl...
| I would like to transfer the data from the current c
| drive to the new one so I can get rid of it. It is
| slowly going bad a little at a time - bad sectors etc. I
| have already changed the dvd drive to f. I don't want to
| do a clean install unless I have to. The new drive is a
| seagate 80 gig. I guess I will try my way. I will still
| have the old drive if something crashes.
|
| Tom Morris
| thomas.morris@comcast.net
|
!