System Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GraLk, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    Hi people...need some help pls...

    I have multi partitioned drives on both my Win2000 and my XP machines, C (system), D, E, etc.

    My question is, can I format the system drive and do a re-install of XP or 2K without losing what is in the other partitions?

    The reason I ask is that I have a weird problem with Outlook that neither a repair or an update (to Office 2002 Pro) has fixed.

    Thx in advance for any help you guys 'n' gals can give me.

    GraLk :D
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    U should not have any problems formatting ur system drive since u said u had multi partitioned drives on ur systems. The only things u will lose r ur settings and start menu items that point to were a program is and anything else that is on the partition with the OS
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Take it slow & becareful that the partition you are formating is the correct one.
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You will also need to reinstall most of your software since your registry settings will be lost after a format.
    However, your data on the second partition WILL remain intact. :)
     
  5. allan

    allan Guest

    Yep, all of the above is correct. That's one of the primary purposes for partitioning - the ability to "lose" or reformat one partition without effecting the others.
     
  6. GraLk

    GraLk Guest

    Thanks everyone, that is how I thought it was, but I just wanted to check with all you REAL computer buffs.

    Thx again.

    GraLk :D :D
     
  7. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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  8. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    yes you can, that's exactly what I do, I have all the stuff I download on a diff partition (patchs, utilities, music) that way I don't have to go and d/l everything again