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cokefizz3000

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, i gave my friend a harddrive that i don't use but it still has xp and files on it, he already has a 20 gig but wants the extra forty, how do we format the hardrive i gave him without f***ing up his other one? Thx in advance.:beer:




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#2 12 years ago

Uhm, by formatting your one.

Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. Right click whichever one you want to format and click, uhm, format. It won't let you format the one with his Windows on because Windows isn't stupid enough to let you format it while it's running lol.




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#3 12 years ago

are you completely sure that this extra hardrive WITH mind you WITH another windows xp and diffrent files will not mess the hardrive that is already in there that ALSO has xp on it? If so will putting the harddrive taht i have given him in the comp while it is off and then turnign it back on it won't load xp from the extra HDD.




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#4 12 years ago

...yes, to both.




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#5 12 years ago

Choose the boot order menu in bios, restart pc with the 20 gig hdd chosen, It will boot from the one you choose, then follow archaon's instructions.




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#6 12 years ago

I doubt it would even load Windows from the other drive, even if it was selected as the first one to boot from. But even if it somehow does, I'm sure you'll be able to tell because it will have your account, desktop wallpaper etc on it.




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#7 12 years ago

Thank you very much it worked perfectly.