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Hard drive(s) question - defrag issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Esau, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Esau

    Esau Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Hey all,

    I got what is, probally a couple dumb questions about my hard drive, seeing as I should have inquired when I purchased this computer and I'm not sure how to ask it. Anyway, in december I purchased a new computer with a 360 GB drive, heres a brief layout of the drives. (When I double click "My Computer")

    C: 330 GB
    D: 5 GB (Recovery Drive)
    E: DVD-RW Drive
    F: Removable Disc
    G: Removable Disc
    H: Removable Disc
    I: DVD Drive
    J: DVD Drive

    Ok, when I try to defrag my D: drive, I'm told that the defragging program requires 15% space to properly operate, but I only have 13% free and all my manuals state (in bold) to NEVER delete and files from the recovery drive D: , so my first question is, how can I fix these safely?

    My second question is, what are the other drives all about F: thru J: ?

    Are the F, G & H drives partions?

    I apologise for the vague post, if any more info is required please let me know. I appreciate the help.

  2. prunejuice


    Apr 2, 2002

    I'll assume the Recovery parition is only accessed for Recovery procedures.
    Since it rarely (if ever) gets accessed...no fragmentation...no need to defrag.

    F,G and H may be your card reader.
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