The D: drive partition probably hold the image backup copy of your operating
system. As the files may be hidden that I why the screen is blank. It is
best not to mess with this partition. If you format it or delete it you will
lose the copy of Vista which your machine relies upon to perform a recovery.
Check your Dell manual for recovering your system.
John Barnett MVP
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Stephen Petrowski" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I got a Dell Inspiron 1501 with a partion drive I tried to assess the
>second partion drive but every time it will load it will bring up a blank
>screen and with the mouse curser what should I do?