It's Windows 98 upgrade on a P3 500. BTW, there are three ram slots, and they have three 128 meg ram chips, two identical and one taller (I got it like that used as a bare bones). Is it true I probably should take out the one mismatched ram chip? If so, does it matter which two slots the other two go into? When you say a drive formatting tool, do you mean something that complete wipes the HD, or merely straightens it out somehow? It is a Western Digital 20 gig at 7400 or 7500 rpm that I got with no paperwork. I have a nearly identical WD20gig at 5400 rpm or about that, which came new with a floppy disk called Western Digital 'Data Lifeguard Tools'. Is that what I need to use? I only wanted to use the Power Quest Magic Mover, to move a functional Sound Blaster setup from one drive to another, not my entire Win98 OS. What about doing that? BTW, isn't there a software program for more or less safely editing the register, or is it still a very risky thing to do? Thank you. Roland "Mike mikebike-at-telus.net |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow|" wrote: > > > Hi Roland, > depending on the make of the problem hard drive you may have to use a drive > formatting tool on it. > here are the links to a couple of brands; > http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/index.htm > look for maxblast > <http://support.wdc.com/kb.asp?p_sid=4_jxj7Xg&p_lva=78&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX2dya > WRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NTczJnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=> > > I don't think PM5 will allow you to move the OS from one hard drive to > another and keep the Master Boot Record in tact > > You would need Drive Copy or other similar product. > > I hope this helps. > BTW what operating system? > > Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. > Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page > http://www.mwn.ca/ UPDATED 23/10/03 > See my Anti-Virus pages > <http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> > <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> > A Technical Support Alliance Charter Member > *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** > > On 30/10/2003 at 3:21 PM yyixi001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > I have a challenging question that is baffling me. We have the Creative > SBLive Platinum Sound Blaster sound card. It was installed and worked > perfectly two or three years ago. It has been through hard drive > upgrades of copying all data to another hard drive several times. Then > it had some problems develop slowly, one at a time. Finally, I went to > reinstall, and it would not reinstall, or uninstall, and could not be > fixed. > > I now have two or three extra hard drives to play with. I took one that > had been my earlier Primary HD, and had these files goofed up on it > also, and it would not uninstall or reinstall, but it would not matter > if I messed up that HD trying. So I searched for and deleted every > visible trace of all files. Then I tried to reinstall. It normally asks > for the serial number, but it already had it from somewhere, and after > clicking on the user agreement, it promptly refused to install but shut > itself down. > > However, I was able to get a perfect fresh install on two other extra > HDs, one a 2 gig and one a 6 gig, both in a primary drive letter. > > So my next 'trick' is I am thinking of using Partition Magic 5 to take > the good install from one of these extra HDs, and move it into a > secondary drive letter on another extra HD. Then that HD would be paired > as the Slave drive unit with my current Master HD, and Partition Magic > would be used to move it to a primary drive letter on the Master HD. I > don't know if it will work, but that is the idea. > > But I sure would appreciate if anyone knows how to just 'fix' the Master > HD and get it to take a reinstall, without doing a reformat of the > entire HD, that is. > > Thanks. > > Roland > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.