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Re-installing a legimate copy, and additional hard-drives RRS feed

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  • I have a legal copy, been reinstlled because of a previous mb crash..know how to go about the "revalidation" process..

    Running single C: drive, and 2-Raid Mirror arrays...  (stupid).. the C: drive crashed... Now, when I re-install I am going to use another Mirror array.(total 3/ 2-sata II and 1 pata 6-drives). that is not my question, I know how..

    There are 4-drives in the "old" mirror arrays, E: and F: (C: was partitioned to C:/D:)

    My question is... when I install XPpro will it ask me to "intitiate" the old drives (really doesn't matter if their RAID I don't think, the BIOS saved them, each array should be recognized as a single-drive), ....and if it does, will I then be able to access the data (about 600GB)  on those drives, or will it be lost...???

    I have a valid copy of W2000pro, and could put that on an alternate drive-set to access the arrays and save the data, would that be necessary or even work..??

    I am realy nervous about this, most of the data is "irreplacable"

    Saturday, September 16, 2006 5:59 PM

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