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How To Remove Your Backup


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#1 Concern

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:12 AM

ok, during the course of my computer i have been infected with a virus...
i brought it to the store and they created a backup for my computer 2 prevent future viruses

since my computer is relatively old and has little space left i would like 2 remove my back up and make it one full drive once again.

its currently split 30gb / 30gb as local disc © and back up (d)

i would like to have a 60 gb in one

any advice would be greatly appreciated


thank you in advanced

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:17 AM

You will either have to use a partitioning program such as Partition Magic or repartition the drive manually from your install disk, which would require a format and reinstallation of the Operating System.

If you go with the first option, then you would want to make a backup of all your important data (back up to something other than the hard drive) on the off-chance that something goes wrong with the Partition Magice repartitioning.

So either way, you'll want to back your data up to CD or something.

For $100 you can get yourself a new drive of 120GB or better.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:48 AM

I agree with Dngrsone except I would use Digital Dolly 1.0. It is freeware and it does not need an operating system to work. It will partition on the fly allowing you to recover the entire 60gb for C:\.
I also found a 250GB hard drive for less than $90 shipped. I have been using Just Deals for years. Not a big selection but they back what they sell.

I hope this helps.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:41 PM

ok so i've dled digital dolly
and i put it on a cd

but im not sure what to do now

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:12 AM

Put it in the CD and BOOT. It will come up with it's own OS. Go to each section and use the HELP tab to obtain info on each feature.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:20 AM

if you mean by using f8 and booting with the cd

i did that and i got nothing =T

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:41 AM

No just let it boot. It will have it's own start screen.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:50 PM

ok i've unzipped the files and i've put it in a cd
but it doesnt start by it self

there is no start screen

i dont know wat im doing wrong

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:20 PM

When you save the files to CD you have to burn them in .iso format. Before the writting starts it will allow you to select the files format in which to write to. You should only burn the files and not the folder they reside in. If you do the computer will not be able to see the boot files inside the folder.
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