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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:38 PM
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:26 PM
The safest practice is not to backup any autorun.ini or .exe files because they may be infected. Some types of malware may disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you take a close look at the full name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.
1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe's, .scr, .com, .pif etc... as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:08 AM
Edited by OldGrumpyBastard, 10 May 2009 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:26 AM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:06 PM
IMHO, as long as you have the jumpers "master and slave" set properly on both of the drives you shold be able to see the second drive after windows is installed on the SATA drive. MY CONCERN whold be that I have the third party drivers for the SATA drive during the XP installation. These are usually installed by pressing F6 when prompted and loaded from floppy disks. The drivers needed are for the motherboard not the drive itself.
If you don't have a floppy drive you can slipstream the drivers needed onto your installation CD using n-lite or another ISO burning software program...
Tutorial for slipstreaming:
Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:15 PM
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Malware analyst @ Emsisoft
Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:12 PM
In my experience it works best if you integrate the drivers using nLite. However, the CD that came with your SATA-drive may contain some instructions, so you could just take a look if it has specific installation instructions.
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