|I would like to reinstall windows ME on my system but I am concerned about my files being preserved and not deleted.|
I have two hard drives,
The first drive is set up as a C:\ and a D:\ and the second hard drive is E:\
C:\ is for the OS and my desktop content/favorites/fonts/programs
D:\ is for almost all my data and a few programs
E:\ is the rest of my data files and some large pictures
I want to reinstall Windows, I know I can just disconnect the E:\ drive but I'm concerned about the D:\
I have a Windows ME full install CD that I used before to install Windows 2 years ago back when this computer only had the C:\ and D:\ partitions which I created myself from FDISK and then later I tweaked the partitions using Partition Magic 8.0, I didn't get the other hard drive until recently and the computer was empty and I copied my files onto that system after installing windows 2 years ago.
My question is, do I have to worry about my files on D:\ being erased when I reinstall Windows? I don't plan to repartition or anything, just put in the CD and go.
I will still backup my files from D:\ to E:\ just incase but I would rather they weren't erased as copying back all those files took weeks last time and I don't have that much time to copy back everything, again, I will backup everything on E:\ and disconnect the drive but I'd rather my files on D:\ stay put.
I once had a bad experience with partitions and reinstalling Windows ME with a sony laptop which it turns out it's CD contained some kind of command to reset the partitions erasing EVERYTHING!
So I'm really paranoid this time, no it's not the laptop CD but a normal Windows ME install disc but I'm still concerned.
Do I have anything to worry about with this install?
The box contains the Windows ME squares that are different colors and there's a word balloon that says "For PC's without Windows" - on the side of the box it says Microsoft corporation 2000
The CD has a sticker on it that says CD SET X05-60878
And do I have to do a FORMAT C:\ from DOS mode before installing?
So is there anything I should check for on the CD or otherwise to check if it has some kind of command to erase all partitions?