I tried to run Chkdisk on the C drive, and it came up with numerous errors, along with an 'unspecified error'. So I'm sure that the drive is going bad.
I am running Windows XP Home, with SP2. In addition to the 60 GB C drive, I have a second internal hard drive installed that I use for my data files. It is partitioned into 2 partitions, the F drive is where I store my data, and the E drive is currently empty(30 GB available).
What I think I need to do is to copy the C drive (20.3 GB are being used) to the E drive, and then change whatever needs to be changed so that my system boots up from the E drive. Then I could replace the C drive and reverse the procedure to get back to where I am today.
Does this make sense, and if so, what can I do to copy the C to the E drive, and how do I change the system to boot from the E drive?
Thanks for any help.
*** The C drive File system is NTFS, and the E & F drive file system is FAT32. I don't know if this would complicate the process or not.
Edited by JayW, 06 July 2006 - 11:56 AM.