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beechman

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[FONT=Courier][SIZE=7][COLOR=blue][B]Hi Folks, I'm just about to start my first PC build and wondered if anyone could advise me about setting up the hard drive. I'm using a seagate 80GB and will be installing XP Home, I'm interested to know about the best way to set up the hard drive with regard to partitions and back up facilities. If anyone can give me any advice ( suitable for a newbie like me to follow lol ) or direct me to an article about this I'd be very grateful. I'll be selling the PC to a good mate of mine so I need to get it right lol, Regards Beech
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Here's the way I generally do it.

Partition 1 (C:) of about 5gb, only for Windows.
Partition 2 (D:) remaining drive space for all data and programs.

Format using NDTFS file system.

This allows you to reformat and install Windows in the event of OS corruption, viruses, etc, without losing any data.

Tazz is our resident building expert, he may have some other recomendations. <_<
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