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My Computer has two drives - C & D C drive has an OS dos D has Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 My question is whether I can format seperately drive D ? Will the data stored in drive C become effected ?

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  • Kamal Shukla Dec 11, 2008

    1 hard drive partioned in two. Want to format one partion. what about the data in the unformatted partition

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How many actual hard drives are in your computer? Open the thing up and take a look. You could only have 1 hard drive that is partitioned to look like 2. Just google image hard drives then look in you computer for how many you have. If they are different drives then nothing will happen to info on C, but if its 1 drive partitioned I would do further research.

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  • Chaz G
    Chaz G Dec 11, 2008

    As long as you select the right drive (partition D) then everything in C should be intact.

    Goodluck and be careful and you should be fine.


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Windows XP Professional SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=535D248D-5E10-49B5-B80C-0A0205368124&displaylang=en

The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

if you have a copy of windows service pack there is a program that allows you add service pack 3 to it so you have a copy of xp sp3
http://www.nliteos.com/changelog.html

if you need more help with this post a reply

hope it helps

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System mechanic or professional failure code 323-a


This error comes usually on system with Service pack 3.
The reason why this message comes on the system is the service pack 3 is either currpted or not installed properly.

" The 323 error can occur when using the Standard Edition release of the 1.0 version of the Microsoft Systems Management Server program. It happens when the Systems Management Server is used with the non-U.S.
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Do the steps to fix this problem:-
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For windows XP :- ( If you have service pack 3 installed on your system )
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1:- Remove the Service pack 3 from your computer :-
Click on start-->go to Computer--> Go to C drive ( Primary Drive )--> Go to windows -->
If you find some hiddens files find out $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder. If you do not find it Stop here.
If you do find it Do this:-
open $NtServicePackUninstall$ ---> open spuninst ---> double click on spuninst.exe
( Exact Path :- C:WINDOWS$NtServicePackUninstall$spuninstspuninst.exe )
Now follow the instructions and uninstall the service Pack 3. During the uninstallation of Service Pack 3
It might would prompt you that some files or services will be affected after uninstalling the Service Pack 3
Do you want to continue. So at this point DO click on yes and continue with the uninstallation.
If the uninstallation is succcessfull. Restart the computer and then try to install the system mechanic professional
or system mechanic again.
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If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is unsucccessfull
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Try this:-
Do a system restore and then try to uninstall the service pack 3 using the above steps.
If even then you are unsuccessfull then do this:-
Save your imporant files and documents on an external hard drive and Format the hard drive completely.
Now try and install the system mechanic professional or system mechanic. you will successsfully install it
for sure.
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If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is succcessfull
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Do this:-
Try to install the software now. If it works perfect. Else do this :-
install the windows installer 4.5 using the link below.
[ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en ]
downlaod the executable file given below on this page:- ( WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe )
After installing the windows installer try again to install the software. If it works perfect. Else
Try this :-
Now re-install the Service pack 3 again. using the below link:-
[ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en ]
This may take a long time. But after installing the service Pack 3 again.
Install the software again. If it works perfect else
Do this :-
Save your imporant files and documents on an external hard drive and Format the hard drive completely.
Now try and install the system mechanic professional or system mechanic. you will successsfully install it
for sure.
If this does not work either call system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
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For windows vista :-
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Try to do windows Update and then try to install. If does not work then try to create a new user account and then
try. As some times the user account is also corrupted.
If this does not work either call system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
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For windows 7 :-
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Do windows update and then try installing the software if does not work then try
calling the system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
Note :-
( For windows 7 and vista we still are doing a research once we are done we will put that online.
In the mean while follow the instruction given above. )

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Running GTA 4 on windows 7 should not be a problem. You just have to run the installer using compatibility mode. Right click on the "setup.exe" then choose Properties. Go to Compatibility tab and tick "run this program in compatibility mode for", choose windows xp sp 3. That should allow you to install GTA 4 on windows 7. Bear in mind that you have to install GfW Live and the C++ 2005 files seperately which can be found in the disk as well. More importantly, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for the game.
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Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.

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  2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  4. Click Start
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If you not a professional, don't worry about it.

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