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Take a look at the following screenshot which shows my disks. There's a C partition and a D partition I want to get rid off, because the disk they're on is way too small (3 Gb). The problem is that XP won't start if I rip it out, because C: is for some reason a system disk G: is my windows disk, and so I would like G: to be my system disk as well. Is there a way to solve this without reformatting and such?
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yes...way too much information :D . I'd rather sit here and wait until Tarzan comes to the rescue :P
Another f***ing problem: my SATA HDD crashed a while ago. I could barely keep him alive on ice to back all things up. As I still had guarantee I picked up a new one (not installed yet because of the problem stated in this thread earlier). All data is now on a temporary SATA disk which is dying as well!:mad: :mad: So I thought maybe it's not the disk but the driver...This is what ABIT says:
Fixed SATA RAID-0 data corruption issue by adding a new option
"EXT-P2P's Discard Time" in "integrated Peripherals". The default
setting is "30 us" ; which is recommended by NVidia. In case the problem is still there, try "1 ms" please.
That's in the BIOS. Most consumers don't dare to look there, and even I don't touch things I don't understand. My EXT-P2P's Discard Time""(whatever it is) was on 30 us! Still data got corrupted. Hell my HD died! And the next. It's a shame that they sell it this way :mad: I got it on 1 ms and until now it's okay. Now I just need to fix the problem stated on top of the thread....Tarzan! :D
Just register to PCGuide and post a question in Windows or Storage -section. Include detailed system info (at least everything relevant to this situation) in your post, and ask for detailed and/or step-by-step instructions for how to do the trick.
Saphalline or somebody else will give you those instructions or direct you to threads that deal with similar problems. If Tarzan doesn't visit NoGrip very often, PCGuide is worth a try.
If you had this problem with dos/win98, I might be able to help myself, I've been juggling with IDE HDD:s and dos/win95/win98 a bit... :P
Anything more modern, and I seek help elsewhere (PCGuide is my 1st choice, it's quick and the advice they give is sound).
Except there exists a miracle software which can fullfill your requirement conveniently, I always think that a simple but seems stupid way is better than a complicated "smart" way in long run. Format and reinstall OS is not a bad choice in long run.
Just thought a method (assume having tools like Partition Magic and Ghost):
1. Partition the G drive to two parts, the 1st partition (G1) should be larger than 1.5G.
2. Make sure all your G drive stuff is inside the 2nd partition (G2).
3. Ghost the C drive and restore to G1.
4. Disconnect the C and D drive and boot the PC on G1.
5. Combine G1 and G2 with Partition Magic.
My two cents :P
River: your solution looks good to me, I'd add (or remove) one thing though: Leave the 'G1' and 'G2' (i.e the new C & D) partitions separate. That way you need only format the small ~1,5 gig partition if you ever need to re-install windows, and won't lose any data stored in the bigger part of the drive. That way it's also faster to defrag your win-partition (the partition that needs it most), because it's relatively small.
Thx for all your suggestions guys, but there must be a more simple method :P
3 gig oldie: 2 partitions, both 1,5 gig C: and D:
40 gig: 1 partition Windows XP
120 gig IDE connected to SATA: 2 partitions I: and X:
and a brand new SATA still sealed
I'm planning to put all the stuff from the 120 gig to the 200 gig, and the stuff on the 3 gig oldie to the 120 gig. BUT there's still some info on that oldie (C) that XP needs to start up. What is it? If I know that I can reformat the 120 gig and make it the new C; drive :wave:
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