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Reconfiguring my system!

by Philip M Marshall / September 9, 2008 10:33 PM PDT

I would like to change my 160GB Hard Drive for my 18GB Drive C: OS Drive. So I need to or am planning on Reformatting my computer and Changing my Drives and then starting with a fresh start of Windods XP Pro.

I not sure what to do first well I have back up my software downloads and stuff like my roboforms passcard info. things I don't want to lose.

My ?'s are:

Do I format first.
or do I just change out the drive and then format the drives.
and what do I do in the Bios??? And Will I need my Hard Disk and other drivers availible to do this?

Here is my system information:

System Model:
Dell Computer Corporation XPS-Z

Operation System:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor:
1000 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board:1
Board: Intel Corporation D815EEA AAA10383-405
Serial Number: PR02336V1246113403BQ
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. A11 06/11/2002

Drives
220.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
199.04 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY DVD RW DRU-840A SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IOMEGA ZIP 250 ATAPI [Hard drive] -- drive 2, s/n 00DB40F0A5511329, rev 41.S, Not SMART
WDC WD2000JB-00DUA0 [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMACK1312208, rev 65.13G65, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD200BB-75AUA1 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMA6Y4262196, rev 18.20D18, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules:
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 256 MB

Local Drive Volumes:
c: (NTFS on drive 1) 20.02 GB 5.84 GB free
g: (NTFS on drive 0) 200.05 GB 193.20 GB free

Bus Adapters:
Promise Technology Inc. Ultra IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Host Controller (2x)
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442

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Simply . . .
by Coryphaeus / September 9, 2008 11:11 PM PDT

Just clone the drive. This moves everything to the new drive without a full format and reinstall of everything. Most HD sites have the clone-ware for free. Just install the software and run it, following the prompts. After the drive is cloned, move the jumper and make it the master drive, and power up.

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Clean install Wanted,
by Philip M Marshall / September 10, 2008 10:59 AM PDT
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Thanks but I wanted to do a clean install. Not take any problems with me.

Mike

Just chance Jumps ? ? ?

If some one can help Me?

Thanks

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