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My brother had someone clean up his computer because his kids got it so infected with viruses. He's given the computer to me now and I have a question about the hard drives. It's a 160 Gig HD, but when I checked drive C to see how much memory was left, it only showed 7 Gig. I then looked at drive D and it had 138 Gig available.

My question is whether computers come partitioned like this or if it is more likely that the drives were re-formatted and the files from C were copied and moved to D. I've had my share of computers through the years and NEVER did I have to install programs to the D drive to use on the C drive.

I'm just wondering if this is normal and if others here have to install their programs on the D drive to use on C.....or if it is more likely that the drives have been re-formatted.

Thanks in advance for your help.

~ Pep

BTW, it's a Sony computer.
 

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I have seen this a few times on new HP pc's and really have been surprised by it. I also think I have seen it on others. You can merge the two partitions and then repartition with 3rd party software like Norton Partion Magic or Acronis Disk Director.
 

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I install Windows and applications on the C: drive, then use the remainder of the drive for data and work partitions. I find that 30-40gigs usually works for the boot partition, unless you have a bunch of really large applications.
 
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