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I have a master driver "C"and a 200GB slave drive
thats split up into 2 partitions (f) and (g). When i
last reformatted, i found that some of my files in my
slave drive was corrupted, and some folders gave me
the "access denied" error message. I didnt have a
solution except copy all my files from dvd onto my pc
again, the ones that were corrupted.

As i'm thinking of reformatting my pc, i want to make
sure that my slave drive will be ok. i.e. no corrupted

I dont have windows XP,disk i only have a recovery cd
which reformats my pc back to factory setting. As i cant
select what drives to reformat, i unplugged my slave drive
when reformatting.

Edited by geoffholt, 11 June 2005 - 05:24 AM.

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Why do you think that you need to reformat ?
If you're having problems post them here and we'll try to resolve them for you.
The recovery disc you mention doesn't format the drive, it merely returns your Windows installation to its' original condition. That's why you can't access all your files when you perform this step. You might be able to take ownership of the files to regain access but it would be safer to copy them to CD beforehand.
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