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Saving Partion Data/programs!


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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:47 AM

Though I may not have to do this for hopefully a long time how do you save the data/programs on a partition when you reload the OS. Recently I had to reload one of my XP computers, once up and running I was not happy to find that I could not access my partition, when I tried it went the way of a Format. Seems to me there should be a way to access a partition after a reload.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

When you say "Reload" do you mean a repair install?
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:40 PM

No a format clean load on C:, D: was untouched. I had a big prob and could not do any kind of backing up, was crushed when I could not get at the D: drive.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:40 PM

What happened when you tried to access the D: partition after you reinstalled Windows?
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:54 PM

BUMP!
I guess there is no way around this one!

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

The safest way to back up data and make sure that it doesn't get damaged when you reformat, is to put it on a second hard drive or a remote hard drive. You can then remove it from the computer when reformatting. Then there's no way to make a mistake and overwrite it. That's just data, you can't do that with programs. For that you would need a ghosting program, such as Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost

Edited by garmanma, 23 May 2008 - 03:13 PM.

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