Back up hard drive question

April 18, 2009 at 15:01:47
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, I recently was infected with a trojan that I
cannot erase!?!
I would like to reinstall vista.
I have another internal hard drive with my pics
and music on.
My query is once i reinstall the vistaOS would
my second hard drive still be available or would
this also need formating in order for windows
to recognise the drive again??
I really am clueless on this one.
I just dont want to take any risks as i have
important pics on that drive.

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April 18, 2009 at 15:30:45
You should be able to access the file/folders on the second drive but you may need to take some extra steps.

I recommend that you disconnect the second drive before formatting the primary drive.

One important thing to check BEFORE taking any action. Verify the second drive is formatted as a basic disk.

You are positive you have TWO hard drives and not just 2 partitions on ONE hard drive. In both cases you will have TWO drive letters.

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