New NTFS Hard Drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cwave, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. cwave

    cwave Guest

    What procedures do I take to format a (bare) second NTFS hard drive in my XP Pro system - I want to clone the 1st hard drive. I know how to use fdisk - format for win 98/me.

    After the hard DRIVE is setup with NTFS can I use explorer in save mode to copy the files over.

    Does XP Pro has a swap file WIN386.SWP ????

    Thanks in advance...........;)
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    hi cwave

    Welcome to NTFS :D

    you can do this from the Disk Management console
    My Computer / properties / manage / Disk Management

    right click on the new drive & create

    Yes XP has a SwapFile its now called a PageFile

    the best place for the PageFile is on your new disk in its own partition.

    If you want to make a backup of your boot drive
    your better off using a third party program such as Norton Ghost or my personal favourite PowerQuest DriveImage 2002

  3. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

    Philadelphia PA
    i second the norton ghost idea.
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Yeah I did this with Norton Ghost as well. Worked very well. Make sure you use clone instead of image. :)