Hi kimerskine...Welcome to G2G!
Where do I start?????
Slowness can be caused by any number of things including malware and virus infection. You can run "Disk Clean-up" and "Disk Defragmenter" (found under System Tools) to help speed things up. Temporary Internet files will also slow things down, so it wouldn't hurt to empty the Temporary Internet Folder. Malware is a bit tougher and is best handled by the experts in our Malware Forum
...there are some good tools available there that can go a long way towards setting things right.
Transfering files from drive to drive is as easy as copy and paste...the trick is to remember where you put them so you can open them later. Identical folder names in each drive will make this a little easier.
Programs are another issue. An application will save it's data wherever you tell it to, but will only run on the drive to which it is installed. I have my applications installed on my C drive, but save all my data on my D drive. I also keep a backup of all my data in a folder on my E drive (in a zip format) and backup once a week to that folder.
If you have applications installed on your D drive, you can place a shortcut to them on the desktop and run them from that drive. Once again, you can save the data wherever you choose. If you want to move an application from one drive to another, it will have to be installed to the drive you want it to run from. The way I have set my machine up has proven to be very trouble free.
The importance of running spyware and anti-virus programs on ALL drives regularly is paramount. Anymore, surfing the net is like swimming in the sewer...you've got to protect yourself from the nasties around you and constantly monitor the health of your machine.
Looking at the way your machine is configured, I would put the applications on one of the larger drives and use the C drive for the operating system only.
Whew!!! Did I cover everything? If you have any more questions, please post back to this thread...there are lots of great folks here willing to help!
Edited by wannabe1, 09 September 2005 - 07:10 PM.