Replacing a hard drive

  clocker 20:46 20 Apr 2005

My Pc has two HDDs,an 8GB primary and a 20 GB slave drive.The primary,which has the XP OS on it, is full to capacity so I want to replace both with one large drive.
I can handle the installation bit but would like an 'idiots guide' to re-installing XP and formatting the new drive.I have the XP disc
Any help would be gratefully received

  VoG II 20:55 20 Apr 2005

click here should help.

  VoG II 20:56 20 Apr 2005

Oops forgot click here by our own Mr P.

  exbrat67 21:01 20 Apr 2005

Hello Clocker
Having two hard drives is a much better than having just one. If you think that the 20gig drive is adequate for your C drive you could format the 20gig, transfer the contents of your 8 gig drive to it and make it your master. On your new drive it would make sense to make a small partition - say 2gig and put your pagefile onto it. This will give you a much faster pagefile. Hope this helps.

  clocker 21:01 20 Apr 2005

Very impressed by the speedy response,thanks very much.Very helpful
I'll be in touch again if all doesn't go to plan !

  DieSse 22:45 20 Apr 2005

Your old drives will likely be lower performance than any new drive you buy. The 20Gb drive would probably be ideal to use as a backup drive - it would hold a compressed image from a backup solution such as Acronis for a much larger capacity drive.

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