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[SOLVED] format c, will d be ok?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by busterdog, Nov 10, 2001.

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  1. busterdog

    busterdog Thread Starter

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    My hard drive is partitioned into c and d drives. If I format and reinstall on c will the data on d be ok?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. bme1

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    Yes,the D partition will remain as it is.
     
  3. busterdog

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    thanks bme 1
     
  4. bme1

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    Okay your question is answered and this post is marked "solved" but I am just curious. Why do you have to format C to reinstall? You can reinstall windows without formatting by deleting the windows folder using deltree. In this way you don't have to lose data and still have a "clean" install.
     
  5. busterdog

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    Don't really have to wipe the drive everything is working about as it should.

    but just want a damm good spring clean and besides, it will give me something to do.

    Cheers buddy
     
  6. Paul D

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    If you format C:, and have applications installed on D: you will have to reinstall them to rebuild the registry entries. Over the top is usually OK.
     
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