Using a hard drive as your only source of back up is somewhat thin. As guru R. Proffitt has pointed out ad-nauseum, a hard drive should only be considered temporary storage.
-i added 2nd hard drive:one has windows XPsp2 and the other has Windows XP under CABLE SELECT but when installed the second under help also read sp2
-i am running mcafee virus and firewall on the first hard drive;the second hard drive has AVG and mcafee firewall
-how do i remove programs from 2nd hard drive as i fear there may be a conflict
-since it is under CABLE SELECT, does this mean it does not recognize the programs previously installed such as windows xp and different virus scanner?
-is it posssible to have 2 hard drives with primary slave if each has own operating system?
-i want the second hard drive to back up my files just incase i have to reformat>since it has an operating system, if problems occur with first hard drive, i can use second hard drive to restore files>this prevents me from having to burn them>am i correct?