My Windows XP desperately needed reinstallation because it was crapping out. Because of work I was doing there was little hard drive space available and to back it up would have taken TONS of DVDs.
I bought a Maxtor 250 GB Ultra ATA drive.
I partitioned and formatted the drive using Partition Magic and then transferred about 170 GB to the new drive.
So, I then formatted and reinstalled XP with SP1 to the C: drive and installed all of the updates to get to the level I had been at previously.
While the drive is seen in the device manager it is not seen in My Computer.
I reinstalled Partition Magic and the error message it gives me is:
EZ-Drive has been detected on drive 2, but EZ-Drive is corrupt. Run the EZ-Drive setup diskette to correct this problem. For EZ-Drive support contact your EZ-Drive provider.
I didn’t use EZ-Drive, I used Partition Magic.
My system is a 2.6 ghz Athelon on an ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard with the latest BIOS and drivers, with 3 quarters of a gig of memory.
I’ve already installed Maxtor’s driver to support drives larger than 127 GB.
All updates to XP have been installed.
I don’t want to lose my data. This is what I was trying to avoid.