Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:45 AM
I have Windows XP Home Edition on a Gateway desktop version 2002. It had service pack 3.
My computer was so badly messed up from viruses, trojans, rootkits, that it just couldn't be straightened out.
I reformatted. Instead of keeping to the original one drive, I partitioned it to two drives.
I did the reformat/reinstall. It wasn't until it finished that I realized I had some questions I should have asked before I did this.
I did the partition, thinking only the operating system should go on a smaller drive C. I put 15 gigs on C and 60 on D. When I go to My Computer and put the cursor over C drive it shows the info such as size and used space. When I put the cursor on D drive, the little box doesn't come up. I click on properties and it shows it's totally free space but doesn't say how much.
Does this mean D hasn't been reformatted?
Where do I install applications/programs such as the antivirus, firewall, Word, etc? On C with the operating system or D? If C, should I start over and make it bigger?
My set of disks from Gateway includes a drivers disk - I was never prompted for that.
There is no security icon in Control Panel.
The reinstall went smoothly and the computer is running nicely. I'm just at a dead end as to how to proceed. (I am using a different computer to post here.)