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post #1 of 14 Old 01-12-2009, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb question, but try not to laugh too hard

I'm new to vista and newerish technology.

My laptop has 2 drives the C: and the D:

But nothing is saved to the D: and I just want to know what it is there for and what not. Any one want to bear with me and my ignorance?
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-12-2009, 10:44 PM
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Probably it is referring to your CD drive... put a CD in and then click on D in My Computer -- what do you see?

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I'm pretty sure it's not my CD drive. It says D: (DATA) and it has 111G of 111G free
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-13-2009, 04:14 AM
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That is your secondary drive partition. What does C says? How big is C drive?

I think the whole hard drive would be a 250GB and they have partitioned it into two drives. The D Drive is there to store your documents which in case if your vista crashes, atleast you'll have your documents saved into D drive.

The partition drives are created, in case of emergency you have format your C drive, your data will still be safe as the system will not format the D drive (unless or otherwise done deliberately).

Think of it as having another hard drive in your PC.

Do I make sense here?

Oh and try saving something on the D drive and let me know.

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post #5 of 14 Old 01-13-2009, 03:58 PM
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Hey! I've just same thing on my laptop!

Cd drive is called E.

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Yeah I think that would be a DVDRW drive if you look at the side of the drive it should say on it.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-13-2009, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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My C and D are the same size. So the D is for backing up files right? Ok that's what I thought, but I didn't want to do something wrong and save stuff under there that shouldn't be saved under there
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just like I suspected, yes you can save the files there and infact test it. Save a word document on it and re-open it by going into the D drive and open the file and once you are happy, you can start saving files there

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post #9 of 14 Old 01-13-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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ok, that's cool! Thanks!
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post #10 of 14 Old 01-14-2009, 07:25 AM
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No problem. Glad to help

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