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#1 Richard14

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

I have a windows vista system from Dell (xps).  On the C drive there is a c partition and a D partition.  On the D drive I believe there is the data to reset the system to factory original conditions.   

 

Lately I have been having some hard drive problems.  Upon boot up the system occasionally runs a consistency check (chkdsk) and sometimes finds some problems.  I think the drive may not have a lot of time left.  I am about to get a new PC, but would still like to keep this one (son plays games, etc.)  

 

Is it possible to buy a new C drive but have the image from the other D partition used to create the image on the new drive?

 

Not sure if I have the original Vista install disc or not.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

 

-Richard



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