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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jeff3900, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. jeff3900

    jeff3900 Thread Starter

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    OK, after I did a clean install on my daughters Dell E310, Win XP Home Edition there are now a C drive and a D drive. Partioned how?????

    I know I can go to my Computer and manage to delete one drive, but what happens if I delete the drive that has the important files to run the OS?

    Any help would be appreciated thanks and have a great day....:)
     
  2. nessyguin

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    Windows wont allow you to delete or format the active system partition but have a look for C:\WINDOWS and D:\WINDOWS to verify you havent installed a duplicate OS on D , rather than clean instal .
     
  3. Rich-M

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    While that is true, be aware that the boot partition may be on the second drive so don't be so quick to delete anything.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    What is in Disk Management?

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
     
  5. nessyguin

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    Rich-M always covers twice as much ground as myself with half the words :eek:
    One of these days I'll catch up :)
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Ah you just see the few where I make some sense is all!
     
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