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New "C" drive reformat+transfer duplicate D data?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chillr, Mar 11, 2005.

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  1. Chillr

    Chillr Thread Starter

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    Hola Every1 ! Got a buggy C drive ! So i`d like to reformat or scrape it ! Have a duplicate 98se on D drive . So transfering all data from D drive after C drive is SCRAPED seems like the ultimate BACKUP don`t it ?! Now both these drives are PHYSICALLY seperate/no partitioning here! Ha ! OK heres my question . Y`all have a description or guide how to accomplish this heroic fete of daring do ?!?! Please any help is greatly noted in my memory?! THank you Dean ;) P.S. 98se/ IE6/ C drive is newer fastr/ D drive older slower/ Via mobo/ AMI bios/ fully Updated
     
  2. griffinspc

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    Whew! If I understand it you want to transfer "all" data which I assume means the directories and program apps from "D" to "C" after formatting C.

    No, that won't work because the registry will be looking for "D" not "C" when launching any program or file shortcuts. Now you can do what's called an image of D to C but again you're going to have to do a lot of cleaning up. Did I understand what you wanted to do?
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Data or work files you can just copy. If you are trying to get installed apps to run, you are out of luck. The app must be installed; this is necessary to get the registry entries. In addition most apps will copy some files to the winnt or winnt/system32 folder as well. These files will not be there until you reinstall the apps.
     
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