Ok heres the deal. I set up this computer a few months ago with 2 hdd's in it. I'm damn near positive I put partitions c and d on the big drive which is the master on the primary ide, and that e was the small hard drive as master on the second channel. The problem is, windows says that the d partition is actually on the small drive and e is on the big one. I've also had conflicting things occur when a drive is removed on boot. For instance, If d was on the secondary drive, then how would ntldr even load to say there was a hard disk failure? (meaning the small one couldn't be found)??? So, hardware common sense says c and d are on one drive...windows says not. Is there some third party tool I can use that I can trust to tell me the real story? It only matters cause im installing linux this weekend, and I need to know if it's going to be on a seperate drive or if it's going to be on one with partitions on ti already. Thanks for any help you can give.