View Full Version : Which method do you all find easier
02-22-2005, 05:25 PM
Hello all I noticed that allot of users are running windows xp and have there hard disk partitioned for example C:windows D: programs E:files etc all from what I think is the same hard disk. I was wondering does partitioning a disk like this make windows behave and respond quicker or would it be the same as using the entire hard disk. I have 80gb hard drive would I see improvements on a drive this size by partitioning or does it work with only larger drives. Any input greatly appreciated.
The only reason I create a "windows" partition is so that if i ever need to reinstall windows, the other data on the other partition is safe.
I've never really noticed any performance gains from splitting the drive over multiple partitions on the same disk.
However, moving to an entirely different disk may improve performance more than just splitting up a single disk.
02-22-2005, 05:36 PM
I wasn't aware of importance of partitioining HDD until recently, and I recommend you to try it... FYI, I was bit confuse while I was following one of stikies on this forum, I had great help from the guy started the post yesterday... check the link below...
Shortly, by partitioning your HDD, you will prevent severe fragmentation with varied events... as far as I understood...
Hope this give you a hint or two...
02-22-2005, 06:25 PM
I use partitions for the same reason stated earlier, in order to protect essential data from possible corruption. There is only one partition in which i access the internet and any essential data i have is backed up onto the other partitions in case i catch some kind of virus or something.
02-23-2005, 12:54 AM
Yeh same as the guys above I have 200gb split into 10 20GB partions. The reason for this is a few years ago I had a hard drive fail with lots of important work on it. If one partition fails it at least gives me chance to get the rest of the information off the disk in theory anyway.
It should also in theory run a little bit faster due to fragmentation.
Other thing is it helps to keep me organized otherwise the whole of my filling system is a complete mess
02-23-2005, 03:29 AM
Just a question, seen as everyone in this thread has done it - I have my windows on it's own partition, another for win64 and a third for programs and such. If I reinstall windows, is there a specifc file or folder or somehting i can back up so that my programs are back in the add/remove programs file? I can add them manually to the start list really - but is there also a file with all of them there too?
02-23-2005, 07:12 AM
Yes, there is. Registry. And Program Files directory, of course
You can back them up by going to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Backup. You'll have to go to Advanced mode and check System State, Program Files and Documents and Settings.
PS. Or you can go to Help and search for registry backup.
02-23-2006, 08:00 AM
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