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installing xp E: (physical) then booting from E

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my problem is that i have 3 hard drives E: is the biggest and has heaps of space on it - c: is a pain in the neck and keeps filling up all the time, can i install xp on e: then boot from or is there another answer. if it means fdisking e: i dont mind starting from scratch as most things are recoverable and there is nothing like a clean sheet. i had a go at xxcopy but it froze. any help would be much appreciated. regards ross :)
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If you are going to fdisk E you might as well start a clean install, download any drivers you need first disconnect the other two drives, you can delete any partitions and reformat the drive with the xp disk, do a clean install update the drivers and install any software.

Add one drive at a time as a slave copy any data over to the new drive one at a time then reformat the other two drives. Move any data back or leave them out if they are not needed or are two small.

Is the XP disk a bootable one not a recovery disk. As you may have a hidden restore partition

You could also use cloning software ie PQ magic or Norton Ghost

change boot order in BIOS to Cdrom first
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