Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: My last PC question - promise!
Maybe with the help of a mate for temporary storage, or burning CDs, clear your drive, format it and partition the drive to 10GB for the system drive, then the rest in 1 or more partitions. So next time you need to re-install, move what you want to keep across to the other drive(s), then format C drive and do a clean install. Copy the data back into the relevant directories on the C drive after re-installing the programs required and it should be sweet. For example, you would need to back up your e-mail data, then when you have re-installed, copy the e-mail data back into the e-mail directory. The small system partition also helps in the event of a crash and the C drive needs to be checked after the reboot - small partition = quicker scan time.
Install all your apps/utilities on C drive, and games etc which are usually much larger onto another partition. MP3s/media can go on the non-system partitions too.
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