[I hope this is the right place for this]
Some general questions re Rollback....
1. System partition containing Windows , Programs and NOMINAL Docs and Settings:
Win Xp 64 bit
(Yes, I know! I'm willing to take the risk because I've tried 7 and 10 and didn't like them.
2. DATA partition
containing ACTUAL Docs-n-Settings folder, including DESKTOP and other user data
Windows 7 and Data folder
, sharing the same DESKTOP folder as C
1. How much space should I reserve for the C SYSTEM partition (as a guestimate?)
In the past the size of my Windows, Programs and my nominal Docs and Settings folder has grown to 50 GB over about 5 years.
I thought perhaps I should make the System partition 100 GB, but from what I've read, it's not necessarily so that Rollback will need the same amount of space as the System.
In that case, based on people's experience, what is a guestimate of how big I should make the system partition (given the above size of 50 GB after five years).
2. Interaction with Win7:
I already know Win 7 won't be able to see my XP system files properly.
But I assume it WILL be able to see my XP DATA FILES on that second DATA partition. Correct?
2. Is there any danger from Rollback's behaviours to my DATA PARTITION on C?
3. Will Testdisk (say on BootMed) be able to see:
a) My DATA partition on C
b) Perhaps even my protected System partition??
...in case of lesser problems like MBR or MPT corruption, or larger problems like HD failure?
4. Will an app like FILE SCAVENGER (
from Quetek, NOT SYSTEM SCAVENGER from Horizon)
be able to see my DATA PARTITON on C, in case of problems?
5. In trying the app, i already saw a concerning error. When I opened one of the virtual drives, my PC kept giving a write error
on various files (see below). Any thoughts on this?
("Delayed Write Failed
was unable to save all thedata
for the file <file>. The data has been lost
. This error
may be caused by a failure
of your computer hardware or network connection.")
4. I figure that Rollback is pretty good at preventing alot of the problems that might normally require testdisk or using Win 7 to fix XP. So it's not such a big deal if I can't use Testdisk or Win 7 to fix the SYSTEM drive...Am I wrong?
I appreciate anyone's experience on this.
All responsibility is of course my own