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Use of multiple hard drives

by caktus / February 3, 2004 4:38 PM PST

My C drive is only 15GB and D (slave) drive 40GB.

I would like to use C drive for OS, IE, Word, Works, MP, HTML editors, Encryption, OE, and others. And use D drive for files created with the programs.

C drive has ME.

D drive currently has ME and some files wich I nolonger need. Can I simply delete every thing on the D drive and use it for file storage? Would it require and kind of preperation? Would the D drive require an OS (the ME now on D drive is corrupt or missing some files)?

Please keep in mind that I am not very familiar with using multiple hard drives.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Have a great day.

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Re:Use of multiple hard drives
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2004 9:13 PM PST

That's pretty much it.

Just like drawers in a filing cabinent, you use which draw you want to save your stuff to.

Windows doesn't do this for you.

Since you have some failed OS on drive D: you can delete that and use the space as you wish.


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Re:Re:Use of multiple hard drives
by caktus / February 4, 2004 10:00 AM PST

Thanks Bob,

I was worried it might be someting complicated or messy.
Have a great day.

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Still a bit confused.
by caktus / February 4, 2004 2:17 PM PST

It seems I deleted everything from the D drive accept the Recycle Bin which appears to be empty and won't delete.

However, System Information and Scan Disk report that D drive has
39,068,512KB Total Disk Space
4,619,680KB Bad Sectors
34,447,616 KB Available on Disk

Could some one please advise me what this stuff means and why I would not have the Total Disk Space available?

Also, Search For Files and Folders seems to have stopped working. Even when I attempt to search for folders I know to exist and click on Search nothing happens.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you. Have a great day.

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i think this might help
by lex374 / December 20, 2004 6:00 AM PST
In reply to: Still a bit confused.

i think that the bad sectors are removed from total disk space leaving you with the avalable space on disk.

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