I have an Inspiron 1300 which I bought new about a year ago with an 80GB hard drive. The drive appears to be split as a C and D drive, D is labelled as back up. I note that the comparative sizes of the two drives or drive areas ha changed over time. I have never used the D drive. Why is it set up like this and are there pros/cons ? Could I amalgamate it as one drive as I already have an external Freecom back-up.
Inspiron 1300 I suggest you read page 78 of your Owner's Manual before you decide to delete partition D ""Removing Dell PC Restore from the hard drive permanently deletes the PC Restore utility from your computer. After you have removed Dell PC Restore, you will not be able to use it to restore your computer’s operating system. Dell PC Restore enables you to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer. It is recommended that you do not remove PC Restore from your computer, even to gain additional hard-drive space. If you remove PC Restore from the hard drive, you cannot ever recall it, and you will never be able to use PC Restore to return your computer’s operating system to its original state.""
OK - have done the right click thing and there are four items described as partitions 1 of which is C: and another is D: the others d not have letters assigned but are described as Unknown partition and EISA configuration. DVD is E: Freecom is F: