Re: Question for Colin

Re: Question for Colin

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Posted by colin on March 12, 2002 at 16:35:07:

In Reply to: Question for Colin posted by Drewpy on March 11, 2002 at 18:01:43:

Sure can do. just put the new drive as master, which if your booting to it it alreadt is, and on the same data cable add the old drive as slave, or put it as master or slave(if you have a CR RW as master, say)on the other controller.
When you start up enter BIOS setup and auto detect the drive you just added, save and exit.
Now when its booted the old drive will be visible and you can just drag and drop files across to folders on the drive your keeping. One word of caution, your drive letters will change, not only because you have more 'virtual drives' but letters are assigned to primary partitions first, then logical drives in an extended partition on the first HDD next, then logicals in the second HDD. So if bith HDD have a primary partition C: will be as it was but D: will now be the partition on the old drive, that has the OS on it, next cones E:(first disk first logical) which used to be D: ! I hope thats clear enough but anyway just watch the drive labels carefully make sure you dont copy stuff to another part of the old drive.
I have done this many times, then after checking the data is where it should be, use a DOS window in Windows to run Fdisk, make sure you change the fixed disk to no 2(an option only given with more than one HDD detected), delete all the previous partitions then remake the whole drive as an extended partition, this will make its drive letter fall back in order with your existing and then you have another storage solution.

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