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#1 Bluekaiser

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 03:05 PM

hiya all, I installed windows on my 200gb harddrive which I split into two partitions which both have letter names. The first partition was only for installing programs and for windows and the second was purely for my data. The Disk Management program in windows state that there both basic type but only the first partition is system. My question is am I able to delete only the first partition and reinstall windows while keeping my data partition intact or do I have to reformat the whole drive?

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:10 PM

You can reformat the first partition (probably C) and reinstall Windows on it.

#3 JU$T1N

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 06:26 PM

You can just boot off of you XP disk and delete and create just 1 partition and leave the other intact
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:38 PM

Windows sees the two partitions as different physical drives; you can reformat the first partition without harming the data on the second.
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#5 Bluekaiser

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:55 PM

all I see it makes sense. thanks y'all for the help




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