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    Undo RAID-0

    I've had my 2 HDD's set up in a RAID-0 configuration for a few months now and have had no problems. However, I want to undo RAID-0 as I want to use one drive as an archive/storage drive and the primary drive for OS/apps.

    I guess I have no choice but to back up anything important and reinstall XP Pro? If so, is there a list anywhere that shows the important things to back up? I know I have to back up my Outlook e-mail folders, My Documents and My Favourites but i'm sure there are many other things that should be saved to make reinstallation a bit easier. I'm really just after a checklist.

    What I will be doing after the reinstall is to use TweakUI XP to point My Documents and My Favourites to the D: drive as this will make future reinstalls of XP much simpler.

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    To remove RAID0 you'll have to copy off all the data you want to keep and reformat the drive. So yes, it's reinstall time.

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    If you use the XP backup utility and do a copy backup of the whole machine and the system state, you should be able to just restore it on to the machine after just doing a basic OS install. Do you have something like a USB hard disk that you can back up onto?

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    I do have a 120GB USB hard disk. However, the amount of data I need to archive could probably fit onto a dual-layer DVD.

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