A customer had a failed motherboard.
We decide to install a new mobo/CPU/RAM combination.
While backing up his data (onto my system), I notice that his drives have lots of partitions (120GB HDD has 5 partitions… some ntfs, some fat32… the 160Gb HDD has 7 NTFS partitions).
This looks like a leftover from the windows 98 days…
I use partition magic to merge everything into just 1 partition per drive.
I then place the HDDs into the customers PC, do a repair install of xp, but xp starts giving some odd errors:
error 1327 : invalid drive.
I’m then told to restore the my documents folder
A scan of the internet doesn’t show anything relevant.
I figure the my documents is pointing to a drive that no longer exists, so I do what I’m told:
right-click on my documents -> properties -> restore default.
Hey, its all working fine now (except office is not happy… I gather it was installed on another drive).
Looks like office will need to be reinstalled.