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    hard drive questions?

    1.) i have two hard drives: one with windows on it and the other a storage drive, will the
    storage drive be affected if i format the one with windows on it and reinstall windows? will windows demand that i reformat the storage drive or anything wierd like that? i know this probably sounds like a dumb question but i just wanna be sure so i dont loose my stuff.

    2.) whats the point of specifying a partition type when i partition my drive with fdisk, cfdisk, etc. when what really matters is when i format my drive and the filesystem gets written? are there any programs out there that will partition and format? i usually partition and then end up having to format the drive during the OS installation.

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    The storage drive should be OK...............just disconnect it if you are unsure................I do not care what the Windows bashers have to say, it does complain if required

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    if i plug it in after the install will windows try to format it or anything? windows does crazy stuff by itself sometimes.

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    Hi mate!.................Windows will not be that gross, trust me.............

    If it comes at you with that sort of stuff then post or PM me, because you have a bigger problem??

    Good luck!

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    ok, thanx what about the second question?

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