Solved

setting up PC with dual sata drives

Posted on 2009-05-11
2
161 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Id APPRECIATE LINKS TO A GUIDE TO CHANGE DEFAULT LOCATIONS OF PROGRAMME FILES AND MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER WHEN REINSTALLING XP PRO
BASICALLY 2 DRIVES ONE WITH O/.S ON

2ND DRIVE TO HOLD PROGRAMME & APPS & MY DOCUMENTS FOLDER WITH THE END RESULT IF REINSTALLING AFTER CRASH DATA SAFE AND APPS NOT NEED REINSTALLING PLEASE ADD ANY PITFALLS I WILL  ENCOUNTER I INTEND USING RAID 1 FOR 2ND DRIVE THANK YOU FOR HELP ANY CLARIFICATION NEEDED PLEASE ASK JONATHAN
0
Comment
Question by:cheshirepcrepairs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
iamshaked earned 500 total points
ID: 24360582
First off, i believe your keyboard is broken, you might want to get that issue looked into first.

Secondly, there is absolutely no way to save your applications from having to reinstall them, even if they are installed to a second drive.
Some older applications MIGHT work, but 90% of the applications these days, need more then just the files on the drive to run, registry entrys must be made to the specific machine.
There is applications that you could possibly try, but they cost money. and I dont believe its what your looking for.

What i believe your best option would be is to Raid 1 or raid 5 your OS drive.
With Raid 1 / 5 you will have redundancy that you are looking for, so that if a drive fails your still up and running without issues.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Merkator
ID: 24360944
Raid would be the way I would approach this, but as jamshaked alluded to, you can try software such as Acronis True Image or Symantec Ghost to clone your hard drive, including OS and hard drive.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to sharpen your skills and increase training.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

My purpose is to describe the basic concepts of virtual memory as implemented in a modern Windows-based operating system. I will also describe the problems inherent in older systems and how virtual memory solves them. The dark ages - before virtu…
In a hurry?.. scroll down to "HERE's HOW TO DO IT" Section. Greetings All, I was going to post this as question/solution, but its seems more appropriate as an article considering its length.  I felt it important to illucidate all the details c…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question