partition/format help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by forcer, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am trying to format my HDD but theres alot of stuff that i need too keep but just takes too much space 2 back up so it would require alot of disks.

    so i was wondering if this is possible.

    partition my HDD and for example it seperates my hardrive into 2, Drive C: and F: . then i move the things that i want into F: and then format C:, install windows and the move everything back from F: to C: then format F: and remove the partition, would this work and stil act as a full format even though i'm formatting it in 2 parts?

    thanx:happy:
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Yes that would work ... but you would need enough free space to be able to create a partition large enough for all the stuff you want to keep ...... how much free space do you have at the moment?? and how much stuff (mb) do you need to keep? ....... why dont you create a partion for the stuff you want to keep ..... and then just format C: and leave the new partition as is ...... this is better because if in the future you need to format or do a clean install of the OS you wont have the bother of having to back up that stuff again?
     
  3. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    What the green guy said...
     
  4. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i think my HDD is full of errors and viruses and seems really laggy lately so i want to format the full lot to see if i can elliminate this, and on top of that its full of junk so a format is best for me.

    i also dont want 2 partitions i want 1 HDD, my HDD is currently 40gig and i have nearly 7GIG free i can free more up and put everything i need in a folder say 'backup', partition my drive put the back up folder on say F: format C: put the 'backup' folder back on C: format F: remove the partition?

    that sound about right?
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    Hey its not easy being green !!!!!!! lol :D
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Yes you can do that ..... its your choice of course ..... full of virusus? sounds nasty ( no AV software) ?......... yes you can make a folder and do what you said ...... it would be a simple task for a program like partition magic I really like that program
     
  7. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeh i use ontrack fix it 4, and i think i'll be using partition magic thanx for ur help
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    your welcome good luck ;)