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data on spanned drives when reinstalling XPpro

By merlot
Aug 11, 2007
  1. Hi

    I am about to re-install XP Pro with sp2 on my main file serving PC

    I have 2 x 400gb drives that are spanned. I use these drives to file share a range of data across my home network.

    I am concerned that if I re-install I may lose access to this data or it may become corrupt by installing a new version of XP Pro.

    I currently have XP Pro sp2 on a separate drive on the system but it is steadily becoming unstable.

    Stored data across these drives is about 500GB.

    I would like to know if backing this data up would be the best option of if all will be fine and the new S will find and recognise this spanned volume.

    Cheers
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do you mean by "spanned"? You have them set up as Dynamic Disks? It should Just Work if you have Windows XP or newer. If you are installing to a drive outside the spanned set, then no data will be corrupt.

    Unless you use file encryption, any access problems should be resolvable with a simple permissions reset.
     
  3. merlot

    merlot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx Nodsu,
    I'm in the middle of the re-install now. Hope your right!!
     
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