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Putting a HD in an enclosure back into the Tower

by CardsFan29 / August 21, 2007 3:21 AM PDT

If you have an internal HD (bought brand new) in an enclosure that is now an exact backup of your original Desktop's HD, would it be possible to take out the HD in the enclosure and put it in the Desktop to replace the other drive?

I know there is some formatting in the beginning to allow the HD to work in an enclosure, but I'm not sure if that formatting would affect the HD in any way if you put it back into the Desktop as a regular bootable drive.

Any thoughts/experiences?

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Sometimes. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 7:17 AM PDT

XP has a nasty habit of clearing the bootable flag on other drives and partitions. This is fairly easy to fix with a real XP SP2 CD so if that happens be sure to check the status of those partitions.


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I guess I won't do that then
by CardsFan29 / August 22, 2007 12:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Sometimes. Here's why.

Thanks for the information. I am having a bit of trouble installing the second HD as a slave drive and I thought this might be a good alternative. I guess it isn't.

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