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Rather then continuing to fix my hopeless problem, I am looking for information on how to install a slave HD to my pc. Then how to back up selected files to the slave drive and formatting the master drive, then putting my backup files back on the formatted drive. My master drive is partitioned and I would like to remove that as well.

If someone could point me in the right direction where I could find a how-to :whistling:

Thanks Olivia
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if you have a second hd...jumper it as slave and put it on the middle connector of the IDE cable that your current HD is on...boot up into windows and right click on my computer > manage > disk manager> does the new disk show up? does it say it's been formatted?
if so open up my computer and then just copy all your files over to the new drive...then take it out of the pc for safe keeping

to format the master drive...bot to your xp cd...choose to setup windows...delete any partions present and then format the entire drive (as ntfs)..then continue with the windows setup

once windows is alive again...reinstall the slave hd and copy the files over to their new home (you may need to take ownership of the files...if you do let us know and we can tell you how to do that)
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Thanks for making that easy, I do have a second HD it's older and with less space than my new one I need to format

I'll be trying this after work, wish me luck
And thank you very much!
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