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#106
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I just noticed that the new slave drive is actually split up into two "partitions". Do I need to wipe both of them, or just the one that my old Windows install was on? I totally forgot that it was split like that.
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Note: Look at my previous post...

You can do it however you wish...either delete both and format the unallocated space as one drive, or format each of the drives and leave them as separate partitions. I would recommend that both be formatted, though.
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Ok, I'm fooling around with trying to copy some of the files, and I am having a problem with it freezing, leading to the folder to reach a status of "Not Responding", eventually bringing the entire PC to a hault. Is there a way to stabilize things to make this easier?
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Windows will do that with some very large files or with some media files if they have corrupt headers. Do the files you're copying fit into these categories?
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Hmmm, I booted into safe mode and I think I figured out the file that was causing the problem, so it's not really doing it anymore.

Alright, I'll take care of this for a short while more tonight, finish up tomorrow night, then report back to this thread once I'm ready for more advice.

You have no clue how much your help has meant to me. I've ended up not losing as many files as I thought I would. It turns out that since I didn't know that my old drive where Windows was installed was split up, I thought half of it was on the drive that I had to wipe today to do the new Windows install, so I barely lost anything I was worried about at all.

Once this is all over I'll be sure to make a donation of some sort the best that I can, you sure do deserve it. :)

I'll try not to take up too much more of your time, I should be totally fine in just another couple of days, lol.
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Just to update, I've noticed the computer slowing down every now and then, and ultimately freezing, with the slave drive now installed. I also woke up to an error on the Windows log in screen concerning the partition of the slave drive where the former Windows install was located. Once I finish grabbing everything off of it I absolutely need to save, and format the slave drive into a single partition and all of that, can those problems be expected to disappear?

Again, I can't do anything until I get home tonight, but I may as well go ahead and ask any questions I have throughout the day. :)
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I'd be willing to bet that the problems you're experiencing are the result of corruption on the old system partition...it is pretty messed up. They should clear up after the partition is formatted. We may have a little cleanup to do, too...just to make sure no nasties were copied across. We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.
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Alright, all of the files I want to keep have been copied over.

The only thing I can't find is my old Yahoo IM chat logs. Where would those be saved? Other than that, I'm ready to proceed.

:)

EDIT:

I've gone to Computer Management, and clicked on Disk Management, and it's taking forever to load. It's been a long, long time too.

Edited by bloodydingo, 02 April 2009 - 07:35 PM.

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You're chat logs will be in the old Program Files folder.....Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\Profiles

As messed up as your machine was, it doesn't surprise me that it's taking a while for Computer Management to mount the drive.
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Ok, I went into safe mode and it went right to it. I have a C, E, and F volume. The E and F are the same drive. When I do what you said earlier, how do I combine E and F into a single partition once again, and format them? If I right click on the E volume and pick format, will it automatically do F as well and combine them?
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You need to delete both partitions, which will leave you with one drive displayed as "Unallocated". Then you can format the unallocated space as a single volume.

Right click on each one and chose "Delete Volume".
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Ok, I just deleted both.

Now Where is says Volume, it just has C.

At the bottom is has Disk 0, the main C drive.

Under that is Disk 1, to the right it has two parts - 127.99GB Unallocated and then 58.32GB Free Space.

I'm a little lost again, heh.

EDIT:

I just noticed I can right click on the green 58.32GB part on the right and the option to delete partition is there. I've done that, but again, it's taking forever to do anything. I just have the hourglass sitting there.

Edited by bloodydingo, 02 April 2009 - 08:32 PM.

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You're on the right track...are you still in safe mode?
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Yep, still in safe mode.

That 58.32GB of free space just doesn't want to be deleted, lol.

Edited by bloodydingo, 02 April 2009 - 08:37 PM.

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It finally went "The request timed out and could not be completed."

And for what it's worth, this part, E, is the part where the old Windows install was located.

Edited by bloodydingo, 02 April 2009 - 08:43 PM.

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