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#136225 - 02/26/05 11:11 AM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
InlandAZ Offline
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The clock speed shouldn't be a concern (windows will report the actual speed - and yours seem to report correctly).

Like Jenny stated, in the comparisons between Intel and AMD for equivalent GHz models - AMD will generally benchmark better (but that only applies to Intel's non HT processors - and the type of processing in the benchmark).

Here's a good article and that actually compared a pair of Sempron's and a Celeron (none were your specific processor model, but it should give you an idea of how AMD sizes up) -

Duron Successor: AMD Sempron

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#136226 - 02/26/05 05:47 PM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
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I surrender! laugh
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#136227 - 02/26/05 07:53 PM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
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In a good way or a bad way?

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#136228 - 02/27/05 12:48 PM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
In a good way or a bad way?
Not really sure. lol Read the following.......

Last night I moved all the data files/folders I had on my "D" drive onto the "C" drive. Then, using XP, I reformatted the "D" drive. It would only format it to NTSF, not FAT32 (which is what I wanted). Didn't care, though, figured I can change it by reformatting again but not use XP again to do it.

When I got through I found I couldn't boot to XP anymore. Boot window said it was missing NTLDR and to hit Ctrl/Alt/Del to reboot. This simply turned into a vicious cycle. So this morning I put the XP disk into the CD Rom drive and booted to that. Thought I could use that to "fix" the problem. It portends to be able to "fix" problems. Didn't work that way. One of the choices it gave me was for "Aurtomated Recovery". Then it wanted the "Aurtomated Recovery" disk. No idea where I'm supposed to have that. Thought the "recovery" stuff would be on the XP disk. Wrong again.

Left with the choice of reinstalling XP, I took that option. When it was doneXP was totally reinstalled and I had nothing on my HDD except XP. All my other files and folders were GONE!! I didn't choose to reformat. The choice wasn't even proposed to me. All my reinstalled programs were gone; OE Address Book
gone; "Favorites" gone. Now I have to start all over......again. I just did this last week.

Whatever NTLDR is, it's a pain in the _ _ _!! rolleyes
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#136229 - 02/27/05 03:36 PM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
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Sounds like it was a bad way then.
Is your stuff completely gone? Do you have any of it it backed up on CDR somewhere? Or on another drive?

To get rid of NTFS partitions, you may need a utility. The Fdisk that comes with Win 98 won't do it. If you go here
http://bootdisk.com/utility.htm

and do a search for the word
partitioning
you'll find a section devoted to partitioning tools. I forget if it was AEFDISK or Delpart that I used, but it was one of those two. This site also has a new version of MS FDisk for hard drives larger than 64 GB.

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#136230 - 02/28/05 06:02 PM Re: Dreaded "Format" question again!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
Sounds like it was a bad way then.
Is your stuff completely gone? Do you have any of it it backed up on CDR somewhere? Or on another drive?
Most of it is on other CD RW and/or DVD RW disks. Still, I lost a bunch of saves for MYST IV and not even sure about what else might have "gone with the wind". duh Saves for another game or two and possibly some pictures. I'll never know exactly what all I lost. Just determined not to fret over it. laugh
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