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Hard drive format question

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Last response: in Storage
December 1, 2012 1:57:36 PM

Hi all my laptop has 2 x500Gb hard drives in it, i think my c drive is riddled with viruses, and my d drive has all my music on, if i format ,my c drive will that affect my d drive? when c is formated will i still be able to use my d drive once reinstalled windows?

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December 1, 2012 1:59:34 PM

im just worried that if i format my c drive , when i finaly get windows back on i wont be able to access my d drive with all my backed up data on?
a c 161 G Storage
December 1, 2012 2:20:03 PM

Yes you are able to, after you reinstall the OS.

But I will recommend when you use the recovery partition in the C to reinstall the OS( all the loptop have), disconnect the 2nd HD if you can, because it also has been infected by the virus too.
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a c 92 G Storage
December 1, 2012 2:22:09 PM

If you reinstall windows, and wipe the partition of the c drive,and inatall windows onto that drive, the D drive should work fine after the install. If you took the D drive out of the laptop while you re-installed windows, then there's no way to mess with the D drive. After the install, just plug the D drive back in.
a b G Storage
December 1, 2012 2:26:25 PM

Have you tryed to clean up the c:
December 1, 2012 3:09:30 PM