My hardrive appears as 3 units of storage

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fmlol

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I recently bought a second hand computer:
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8064 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 420 GB (275 GB Free); D: 474 GB (474 GB Free); E: 36 GB (36 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H0CC0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
However there is only 1 drive a 1tb seagate drive but it shows as this
 

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That appears to be a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 laptop.
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

That laptop's 1 TB(931 GB) hard drive is divided in 3 partitions.
Its C: partition has about 145 GB of used space, so it's my guess it's filled with debris from its previous owner.

That laptop has driver support for Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit.

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flavallee

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That's NOT the service tag number or the express service code number.
That's the model number of the Seagate hard drive in that laptop.

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fmlol

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so what do i have to do, i was just wondering if the drive is damaged in anyway as it seems weird to be in 3 parts
 

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Are you going to answer my question in post #2 so I can verify the identity of that laptop?

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Those numbers are on the labels/stickers on that laptop.
Every Dell computer has them.

Where did you buy that laptop second-hand?

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Unless you really need to have them as one drive, and there is absolutely no reason you do, then you can and should leave it as it is. A lot of manufacturer's split the drive up into parts, one of the O/S and programs and another for data. There can also be a third partition, or even more, for a recovery image or diagnostics. You have a large amount of free space still available on the C partition so there is absolutely no concern yet. What you can do is save your personal data like pictures, music, videos, and documents to the D partition. It's absolutely not a sign of a faulty drive or any problem.
 
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