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Old 02-09-2006, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I partition my HD to say about 30GB for the OS, and I reformat, would that screw up the data on the rest of the hard drive? The reason I ask is because right now I have a 40GB master drive and I want to get another 250GB HD to use as my master, but I don't want to lose my stuff if something happens and I have to re-install windows. I already have a slave drive at 250GB but I need another and my computer only has 2 bay slots. Thanks in advanced!

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Old 02-10-2006, 05:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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which hdd are you talking about partitioning? the thing is it is kind of difficult to re-align partitions to say divide a larger partition into 2 smaller ones. if there is unpartitioned space then it is easy as pie.

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You can format partition seperately, no problems at all. So you can format the Windows partition without affecting your storage partition.
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