First off, I'm pretty new at this so please bear with me. When I built my computer and installed windows xp (sp2), I created a 10 gb partition. I was going to create an extra partition, but somehow I missed that option and windows went and installed all the way through leaving me with two partitions, a 10gb C:, and a 70gb F: drive. Windows went on the "C", so I didn't think it was too big a deal, I would just use "F" to hold all my programs and files and junk. Now it's a small pain in the ***, because everything wants to automatically install into the "C" drive and it's down to about 2gb of space left. I usually designate things to install onto the other partition, but I would rather just get rid of the partitions and let things install into the C:/ program files. Here's what I plan on doing and I would appreciate it if ya'll would check it out and offer any suggestions on extra things I should do or alternate ways to accomplish my task, or even some advice on something I could be overlooking. The only way I know to get rid of the partitions is to format that hard drive, erasing everything off of it. I'm guessing I would then restart my computer with the xp disc in and reinstall windows with no partitions. From there I would have to install any programs that were lost from the format. I have a second internal 80gb HDD that is empty and just holds backups created with Acronis True Image 8.0. I don't think I can use that to reinstall programs, but just picture and music files and the like. Thanks for any help! This would be only the second time I've installed windows and I'm just not that up to speed on how this all works.