If I have a laptop with one hard drive split into C and D will I lose my data on D if I do a system restore?

by on June 29, 2011

Q: running vista home …sp2…my laptops hd is divided into two acer C: and data D: if i put the files i don’t want to loose on data D: do the recovery … will i still lose my files i put on the D drive.thanks


2 Responses to “If I have a laptop with one hard drive split into C and D will I lose my data on D if I do a system restore?”
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    You should only loose the “D: Drive” partition if you delete it. When shown the option for HDD at the install screen just select the C: drive and then format that partition.

     
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    Your data on D shouldn’t be lost, however before you do the format you should still make a backup of the important data on the D partition.

    If your laptop gets dropped or has a harddrive failure you can kiss your data on D goodbye.

    My favorite options are:
    http://www.crashplan.com/
    http://www.dropbox.com/

    Crashplan’s free software is also great for using to copy data to an external drive or to another computer.

    Laptops break and get stolen all the time if you’re not keeping a backup of your important data you’re asking for trouble!