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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:34 AM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:40 AM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:43 AM
Generally your storage drive will be fine. you will however still have that virus on there. Get rid of it before you do anything with that drive
For some reason, I can't get my head around this so I'll just ask.
I've had dual boot partitions when I ran Windows and some Linux to test the waters. I pretty much have a handle on that. But right now, I'm just using XP Home Sp2 on a 30GB partition. On the rest of my hdd I've got approx 85GB as an extended logical partition that I've named Storage. Both are NTFS. I use the F (Storage) drive for data, downloads, etc. Files on that drive will come and go, as I no longer need them. Important files on that drive will also go on a disk if I need to save them for any reason. That keeps my OS down to one DVD Image when I Ghost it.
Now here's where I get stupid.
It's never happened, but let's say I get a really bad virus infection of some kind from a program I've downloaded and saved in my storage drive, but installed it to my Programs on C. Or, and more likely for me, Windows just gets messed up so bad that it's better to reinstall or use a Ghost Image than repair it. Is my F drive still okay or will it be hosed too and I will lose some data on it that I didn't get backed up on a cd/dvd?
yes, as far as the OS is concerned it is a separate drive. well not really... but you get the idea
I should stop here, but I'll also tell you that I'd also like to resize some of that 85GB and set aside some space to put my some of my Ghost Images there too. Let's say once a month I'd put an Image on a DVD, but once a week just keep a more current copy on my hdd. That way I could cut down on the pile of disks I have laying around.
So before I do that, I guess what I'm trying to find out is this:
Short of a complete hdd failure, is an extended, logical partition protected (as in, completely separate) from whatever bad things might happen in C drive? Or do I need to set it up differently...create primary but inactive partition(s) and then within it make an extended logical partition(s) to keep my data and Ghost Images there?
But if I have to change them to Primary then will I have a boot menu coming up? Will I still be able to see and use those drives in Windows? I'm so confused.
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