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#1 _Heavens

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:33

dad thinks that if i format these drives, the c drive will get hurt.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:33

Formating D & E? Nope. C:/ is fine Dad. :)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:34

What?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:35

Should be fine, can he explain his cause for concern?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:36

Should be fine, can he explain his cause for concern?


Well, our laptop is a thinkpad edge netbook and he thinks those are partitions of C.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:39

Well, our laptop is a thinkpad edge netbook and he thinks those are partitions of C.


Does your laptop have 3 drives? If not, then yes they may be partitions of C.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:41

They are all most likely partitions of the same physical hard drive but the partitions are independent, so will not effect each other by being formatted;
however they may actually be system/recovery partitions.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:44

TylerC: Partitions of a partition? ...well I gues it's possible in an extended partition, sure.

Formatting the "drives" D and E - either as seperate, physical drives or "partitions" on the same drive that has the "partition" C - will not affect the partition C.

That said, the best suggestion is to always backup your files and system before doing anything.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:44

Well, our laptop is a thinkpad edge netbook and he thinks those are partitions of C.


If you format them from within Windows it should be fine, as long as the MBR is on C:\

Why are they not showing their capacity like C: is ?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:45

^ Yup. Is there anything on then? Make sure before you do format.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:51

Why Format at all ? Did D and E get a virus ? Simply Delete files you don't want.

Are you planning on combining the partitions into C ?

Definitely back-up any important personal files, including Documents, photos, music, fonts, and bookmarks.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 15:04

put dad at ease and backup or image c drive that way if something does flub up then you are ok

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:24

This topic is making me nearly spew the beer i just sipped out of my face.

Ok, let's start with this: open up Disk Management and post a screenshot of your results.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:19

Here.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:35

Hard disks don't have drive letters, partitions do. you can format any partition without affecting the others (except the System Reserved).



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