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« on: May 18, 2003, 10:21:03 AM »

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Dell Optiplex GX1 pentium II
Western Digital 400EB
I currently am running off a computer with three 2 gig hard drives, I am planning on replacing the old D with a 40 gig and then coping all of the info from the E drive onto it. My question is....Can I then remove the E drive and reinstall the old D drive into the E drive slot without losing all the files on it? Grrr  

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2003, 04:24:52 PM »


Removing and re-adding a drive will not cause the data to be lost as long as you use the same hard drive parameters in the BIOS. If the BIOS is set to AUTO DETECT the hard drive parameters on bootup, then this is not an issue, since I assume all your drives were originally partitioned in this system.

What I would do, since you already have three drives, is to temporally disconnect the cdrom drive, put the new drive in its place, most likely set as slave, partition it using fdisk (please specify OS), format it, transfer the data from other drives and them remove the second drive and replace it with the new one.
Remember when you boot up, the new drive will be the F: drive (also G: if you partitioned into two). When you replace the second drive with the new one, it will become the D: drive and the others will follow. Don't forget to reconnect your cdrom drive.

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