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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pfiltz, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. pfiltz

    pfiltz Thread Starter

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    I think I'll ask our panel first ;)

    I have a system running 2K prof.

    C: drive was an IDE drive formatted NTFS
    E: drive is an "additional" IDE drive formatted NTFS

    I removed C: drive from the system, and disconnected the ribbon data cable to E: as well.

    I installed a Sata Drive and have installed Win2K prof on it. Of course, it's the Boot Drive C:

    When I hook up the 2nd Drive [E:] which is IDE, will the system just look at it, and assign a drive letter to it, and not mess with the FAT table of that 2nd Drive [IDE]?

    I'm pretty sure, approx 85% that I have most of the data backedup, but I would just like to hook up the 2nd drive, and not run into any nasty surprises. If need be, I could remove the sata all together, and put back into play the org C: drive to keep me running.

    Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks
     
  2. erick295

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    First you said it was NTFS, then you said it had a FAT table... did you mean to say it was FAT32?
     
  3. pfiltz

    pfiltz Thread Starter

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    Old habits... Old DOS world.. .Guy ;)

    It Is NTFS. Both IDE drives where formatted in NTFS...

    Sorry
     
  4. ineedhelp890

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    Assuming your second drive is just storage and has no OS on it, you will have no problem booting from a SATA drive and having that drive installed.
     
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