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Added a new HD..questions about old one

By katy24
Feb 21, 2005
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  1. I just added a new 120GB Maxtor hard drive to my compaq presario 5352. I have kept my old drive and now have it in the position of lowly slave(LOL)
    here is my first question.
    If I use the compaq backup utility....(it is supposed to save a copy of your system to the D drive, which 'used' to be a partitioned area of the 'old' C hard drive) my "old" drive is now labeled D. I have a partition on the new C drive that is labeled E. If I run that backup utility, do you suppose it is going to make the save on the old D drive, or will it make another partition on my new C drive?
    I guess I have plenty of room and if it doesn't do what I want I can delete the backup....but I don't want another partition.
    Guess I just thought maybe someone would know the answer to this ahead of actually 'trying' it.
    thanks
    Katy
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    should put backup where you tell it
    utility may have option to make partiton
    check disc there maybe some pdf or doc files "IE" manual to read
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