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Magnum

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Hard drive went night night
« on: June 07, 2016, 12:46:20 PM »
After about 9 years, my hard drive failed.

I have tried to go with just Linux, but there are some things that I miss from Windows.

I have my XP install disk and the XP SP 3.

What is the best way to install it ?

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              Andy
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Re: Hard drive went night night
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 12:08:40 AM »
Andy,

Get yourself a modern hard disk (or two) and run the standard install of XP SP3. Partition the boot partition to say 250 gig and divide the rest up to useful sizes. 2 disk or more is better as it gives you some redundancy if one fails. Hard disks are cheap these days, get a WD or Seqagate disk (Samsung seem to be OK as well) and start from scratch.
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Re: Hard drive went night night
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 07:26:44 AM »
Thanks.

Take care,
                   Andy

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