Will clean install of XP refromat second hard disk

  bemuzed 13:07 21 Oct 2008

My PC has two hard drives: one with Windows ME and a second with data. I want to do a clean install on the hard disk which currently has Windows ME. If I do that will it refromat the second drive as well, which I do not want to do?

  PO79 13:08 21 Oct 2008

No, only the HD with the OS will be formatted.

  bemuzed 15:27 21 Oct 2008

thanks, and fingers crossed

  chub_tor 15:34 21 Oct 2008

Two points

You are sure that you have two separate hard drives and not one hard drive with two partitions aren't you? If not check.

Most likely some of your other programmes will also be installed on the drive along with your OS as most installations default to the root drive unless you install them elsewhere. You may need to reinstall these so check that you have the discs or the programme installation files saved somewhere other than your root drive. And back up your emails and address book before you format.

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