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Old 01-07-2005, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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On one of my family PCs, I had two partitions:

C Drive - I had an intent of holding only the operating system on this drive

D Drive - I had an intent of holding all program files and data here (word documents, excel spreadsheets, videos, etc).

I had explained that all must be saved onto the D Drive and he seemed to be knowledgable enough to understand it.

However, a month after building a PC, he gave me a call and told me that the C Drive was full. After lecturing him about where to save data, I told him to move all files (music, video files, etc) to the D Drive, and to keep ALL WINDOWS FILES in the C Drive.

When moving the files, he moved some of the windows files over to the D drive. Now, every time at start up, windows says that there are 26 internal errors that may effect performance, etc.

What is my best course of action to resolve this situation?
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Move the files back / Reinsttall windows / try repair it
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I tried to just cut and paste the files/folders back to the C drive, could that fix it? And if so, what is the probablity of fixing it using that method?
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That could fix it it depends what files were moved. It's worth a try also rather copy the files to be safe
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If I boot up with the Windows XP disc, and choose to do a "modify/repair", is that a sure-fire way to fix the problem?
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That could fix your problem but you also might loose some files on the same drive..
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When you say that I might lose some files on the "same drive", do you mean lose some files on the D Drive (data drive for music, video, documents, etc)?
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Same partion sorry man Mainly in "My Documents"
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Double Checking...

If I were to do the following:

+ archive all data in My Documents

+ boot up with Windows XP disc and choose repair

Then would I definitely be all set?
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not sure give it a try. It will probably work
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