Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:22 AM
It is awkward if that happens, but even more awkward to do anything about it after the event. You can't delete D: because it is your System partition, which Windows and everything else resides on. The entire Windows installation is set up to relate to the D: drive, so cannot, for example, be cloned to a drive as a C: partition. You need to direct all software installations and destinations such as document folders and downloads to D:
I believe this occurs on systems like Dells with recovery partitions, which are originally the D: drive, and are a primary partition. If you deal with a virus infection by deleting the original C: drive carrying the virus infested OS, under the DOS/Windows drive naming conventions it becomes C: since it is already the first Primary partition in existence when Setup begins as you re-install.
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