RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

And anotrher hard drive question.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-12-2002, 05:52 AM
Sanda's Avatar
Sanda Sanda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 573
And anotrher hard drive question.

I bought a 40gig hard drive to replace my dead 20gig one. I didn't have the old one partitioned but was wondering if I should partition this one. If so what size partitions should I use? I'm running win98.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-12-2002, 06:26 AM
clare's Avatar
clare clare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 322
Is this the only drive in your computer?

If it is then I would partition it into several sections.
One for Windows
One for Swap file
One or two for Data

This would mean if windows crashs it is easier to load back in and less likely to interfere with your data. Leaving your data in a safer enviroment - still need your back up's though!

If this is your second drive and is going to be used purely as a data drive then it might be worth your while leaving it as a single partition. There are some that say a single partition is quicker.

Size for your partitions

Windows depending on which instal you use about 1.5 Gb

Swap should be twice the size of your current ram so 256 of ram mean a swap of 512mb I would partition it to 1GB, then if you put in more ram you can update your swap file without having to repartition again.

Data the rest!

Hope this helps
Clare
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-15-2002, 05:38 PM
Sanda's Avatar
Sanda Sanda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 573
Thanks Clare,
sorry for being so long in replying but I've been pretty busy lately and haven't had time to play with the computer.
There is 512mb of ram installed.
I have two hard drive but only one connected. I had a hack attack on the first drive and it was easier to install a new one as the old one wouldn't format. The old one is was in an difficult position so I didn't remove it just disconnected it. I'm temped to connect it and try to reformat and use it but I'ms still concerned about it being corrupted and corrupting the new one.
I have Partition magic so I think I'll partition this drive today and see what happens from there.
Thank you for your information it's a big help.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-15-2002, 05:49 PM
clare's Avatar
clare clare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 322
If your old hard drive will not format it is possible that the hack attack re-wrote the master boot record of your hard drive.

if so run dos
type

fdisk/mbr

return

This will re-write the master boot record then you should be able to format the drive.

It may be worth your while to format it as a whole big partition first to see if it will work. I would use fdisk to do this.

If it works then repartition it as you want.

Good luck
Clare

If you need more info just call.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 10-15-2002, 05:52 PM
clare's Avatar
clare clare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 322
You also need to make your second drive a slave by changing the jumpers on the back of the drive.

The info as to where they should be will be either on the top or back of the drive. If it is not go to the manufactors web site and look up the drive you have. They are all different so i can say where they need to be.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved