Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Time For my format, quick question

Well, its that time for me, I think I should have when I bought the new mobo but W/E. I haave my Hardrive partitioned into 2 drives, vista on one, and game installs and documents on the other. I was just going to format the one vista is installed one, is that ok? Or will I need to reinstall everything on the other drive?
__________________

__________________
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,629
Send a message via AIM to ߧ∩H♠H䎀
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

That should be fine as long as you don't have programs re directed to your paritioned drive. If so you'll have to go in and redo the manual targets so it goes to the right folder etc.
__________________

ߧ∩H♠H䎀 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

You can format either partition. That's one thing nice about paritioning: you don't have to format the whole drive, speeding up the process at the same time.

I usually have my games installed on the same parition of my OS. The separate parition are mainly personal data files only or storage dump.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,629
Send a message via AIM to ߧ∩H♠H䎀
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

Quote:
Originally Posted by ISOwner View Post
You can format either partition. That's one thing nice about paritioning: you don't have to format the whole drive, speeding up the process at the same time.

I usually have my games installed on the same parition of my OS. The separate parition are mainly personal data files only or storage dump.
Thats a good suggestion. I know with my setup I just target My Documents folder into the H: partition that way any media/pic's/video etc goes there. Games and apps stay on the primary OS partition.
ߧ∩H♠H䎀 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

The reason why I do that is because a lot of games ties in with the system files. I use to separate them out but the hard drive works harder because it now has to search on multiple paritions. So I just decided to group all of the actual applications on the same OS parition.

I keep all my downloaded files, movies, picts, MP3s, school stuff, etc., on two different paritions. The school files are on a separate paritition because I don't want to risk anything happening to it. Then my media files are on another one (which I made really big). I could have one parition for videos and another parition for just data files too, but I have more videos than anything else so I just grouped them all together.
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

Oh, that is a good Idea. hmm. Maybe I will do an entire reinstall. This will take awhile, but I will start with just one drive at a time.
__________________
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #7
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

Well, I installed vista on the small drive, now I am backing all my stuff up onto that one, and than I will install vista on the big drive, and delete the vista on the small drive, and start reinstalling all my crap. Backing up my my docs is taking awhile. I gotta transfer them from the big partition to the little, and it says 1 day 1 hour remaining... even tho its 1/3 of the way done after 15 minutes, lol.
__________________
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,629
Send a message via AIM to ߧ∩H♠H䎀
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

Wow why not just burn all your doc's to a DVD-RW? Thats what I do. That way if for some reason everything crashs and you can't get back in you have everything on disc. As I collect more important files I update the disc.
ߧ∩H♠H䎀 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 10:35 PM   #9
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

I put everything on my external drive when I make backups. It's pretty quick, but those movie files are killer!!!! Those can take more than 45 minutes, lol!!!!
__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 11:52 PM   #10
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Re: Time For my format, quick question

Done, and Vista is reinstalled, but I cant delete the one on my small disk, so I have a vista on each partition, both working and all too I think. Says I dont have permission to delete the one, lol. Vista is to secure...
My docs was 30gbs or so. And plenty of movies, lol. Thats why I want an hd-dvd/blu-ray drive. One disk can back the entire thing up.
__________________

__________________
Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0