Split Drive Main Access

chrisdavis
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The hard drive on my system is split into two (c) and (d).  How can I configure my computer to default to my (d) drive?  My (c) drive has tons of errors.

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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Use the fdisk util from a bootdisk to set your d drive as the active partition.

Note carefully that if your OS boots from the C: and there is no bootable OS in the D: you won't be able to access anything.

Also note that if the disk is giving errors in C: there is no guarantee that using D: will stop the hard disk errors.

You need to find out what these errors are.  You can start the computer in Safe Mode and run the ScanDisk util

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I have ran ScanDisk util on the C: and received errors indicating B as bad sectors.  There are quite a few bad sectors on the drive.  
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Then you should be looking at a new disk rather than trying to use the D:

If the drive is crook in one place then it is quite likely it is on the way out.
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