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#1 killerx525

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:19 AM

I have windows 7 ultimate 32 bit, i have two hard drive one is my local disk and the other is the OS windows xp pro. I want to format that hard drive but it is says it it is unable to do it. What can i do? How i get into windows xp is when i start the computer up i tells to select which windows. What it does, it moves all the files to the first hard drive(local disk) to operate the OS. So i looked up for a formatting software which i found Darik's Nuke and Duke, i've used it before it is really good but i think the xp might link of the windows 7 files. I'm worried it might delete windows 7 too or some of it. So anybody can help me here?

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:25 AM

Bleeping computer : I don't understand how you are saying that it moves the files to run the other operating system . If it tells you to choose any of them that menas you have both installed and nothing will be harmed.
In order to format all you should backup your data using a simple and easy software where you can store the backups online , i suggest http://www.dmailer.com/dmailer-backup.html.
To format you can try any of this options :
-insert the windows xp cd and try do delete all partition from the setup and install it on a fresh one
-insert the windows xp cd and enter recovery console and try to format the one you want

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:12 AM

I'm just saying that i have to OS installed on my desktop but on different hard drives. When logging into one of the OS it moves it's file to C: and say it moves the windows xp files to the other. Will it affects the other OS, i am thinking that if it didn't let me format something has to link with the other OS.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:09 AM

You have 2 Hard Drives
One has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit(your local disk)
One has Windows XP pro (2nd hard drive)
You are able to dual-boot between the two
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-...ndows-7-xp.html
So were saying
one is C:/Windows/
one is D:/Windows/

Is that correct?

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:18 AM

You have 2 Hard Drives
One has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit(your local disk)
One has Windows XP pro (2nd hard drive)
You are able to dual-boot between the two
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-...ndows-7-xp.html
So were saying
one is C:/Windows/
one is D:/Windows/

Is that correct?

YES :huh: But you know how when you log into windows xp, it uses the C: and moves all the windows 7 files to D:

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:23 AM

You have 2 Hard Drives
One has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit(your local disk)
One has Windows XP pro (2nd hard drive)
You are able to dual-boot between the two
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-...ndows-7-xp.html
So were saying
one is C:/Windows/
one is D:/Windows/

Is that correct?

The website is very useful, i had XP first then windows 7

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
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