Currently I have two partitions The C-Drive was the original drive, that had 2000 on it. This is the drive my father used for the longest before he gave me the computer, and coincidentally is also a drive filled with ridiculous amounts of spyware, viruses and such. Anyway I recently installed XP and wasn't really paying attention, and it was installed onto a new drive: named D. What I want now is for the C-drive to be completely erased, but I did some searching and it seems some of the system files required for XP are still on the C-drive, namely boot.ini and other stuff. Because of all the malware on the original drive, my plan is to reinstall XP on a 3rd drive/partition, then copy old programs/files from the D-drive as necessary, before totally erasing the two older drives. My questions are: 1) Before I expend like 6 hours for this, is there an easier way? (free stuff only; I'm not paying for anything no matter what it does) 2) Is forcing XP to install everything on a new drive, so that it will still function when the two older drives are erased a complicated procedure? 3) Would I have to reinstall programs, or could I just copy and paste them from one drive to another?