Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:41 PM
First of all, a big hello to all you ****ingcomputer forum members. This is my first post, I hope I'm not stepping on any toes.
I basically came here because I have a minor problem that's been niggling me for ages.
The situation is this:
I have two hard disks on my athlon XP 2100+ machine. One is an old 20Gb disk that's been around for ages, and has had my windows installation on it for years. I currently have xp pro SP 2 installed on this disk as the C partition. The second disk is a much newer 120Gb Maxtor, installed in one partition as the D drive, and this one holds all my data. They're both IDE drives, nothing new and fancy like SATA.
They're both installed as Basic disks with NTFS partitions. Both disks are pretty full, but I can archive data onto DVD no problem.
Now as you can probably understand, this situation is far from ideal. Now my computer is bottlenecked in a couple of places (I definitely need to upgrade the RAM), but this slow boot disk is really hitting my performance So I get to my question:
Is there a way of moving things around so that my current boot partition ends up on part of my second disk, say perhaps a 20Gb partition of that disk, relegating the slower disk to just storing archived or unimportant data, without losing any data?
I have a DVD burner, and am prepared to spend a bit of money on the right software (as long as that software's gonna continue to be useful in the future!).
See this as an exercise in disk management. I'm prepared to put in a bit of work, as a project. I'm very fond of my current installation, and don't really want to format it. But if this isn't gonna work, I will format, and no harm done.
It'd just be nice if someone could come up with a method for me!
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