As you know, the most effective medicine for the sickness that is suffered by Windows XP is "REINSTALL".
Several times, my sys-admin in my place suggests to reinstall my windows when I face un-solvable problem.
Mmmm somehow this approach is right.. and most of the time is effective to cure the sickness.
But before we do reinstall, the first rule is BACK-UP your data first.....
Mmmmmm but how about if XP crashes before we have a chance to back the data...???
There is a nice TIPS:
"Separate your data from the program by placing in the other partition, instead of C:\"
But I'm lazy because each time I download I need to change the directory first and save it there.
Then, my approach is:
It'd be nice if My Documents folder is placed in D:\, instead of C:\Documents and Settings\%username%....
and due to my habbit placing the recent download in Desktop (C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Desktop), I want those folders are moved to other partion.
After googling: huplaaaa
We can modify the registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
and all my wishes come true.
I can change default location of My Documents, My Pictures, Desktop ... mmmmm
so if I need to REINSTALL XP then I just do it... and surely my date will be safe in the other partition.
Ask google before asking dumb question ;-)