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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

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    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.

    Thanks
    Greg
     
  2. prunejuice

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    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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