Will reformatting on HD wipe my slave?

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  1. KrazyAsian

    KrazyAsian New Member

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    I have two hard drives... a 20gb as master and an 80 as slave...

    all the stuff I care about, my music, is on the slave, and I want to wipe my master drive...

    if I boot from the XP CD and reformat my master HD, wil I lose all my songs on my slave?

    -Alan
     
  2. Shelk

    Shelk OT Supporter

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    just unplug the slave:dunno:

    and no i dont think you will because your only reformatting one
     
  3. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    No, you'll be fine. But like 91GSteggy said, unplug your slave first. And I'd add to that by saying, boot up and make sure the master drive is the drive that is still plugged in (if the master is plugged in, the computer should boot to windows). Once you verified, THEN you can go ahead and safely reformat knowing there's no way you can botch it up.
     
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    Even without unplugging the slave drive, the installation for XP will give you the option at the very beginning for what drive you wish to install it to (It shows the drive letter and the size of the drive) Just pick the master and go from there. You shouldnt have any problems. Its pretty easy. (Yes this is what I do at work all day at best buy... LoL)
     

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