Changed Main Drive location now having problems

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    Changed Main Drive location now having problems

    I recently bought a Dell G3 gaming labtop but the main drive (C) was a small 100 gb's where as the D drive is 1tb so I looked into how to change the default drive which led me to regedit so I changed the default location from there the thing is I still had to transfer the programs from the C drive to D because before I did that errors would pop up when id try to open a program. Now I'm having recovery issues it tells me I have to restart the labtop also there's a blue framed transparent square in the middle of my screen every time I open a program then close it you can see part of that program in the box, this seems to only happen when a game is running or after I close it or if it doesn't respond, Id like some help on how to fix this.
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    Sounds like rather than 2 drives you have a 1TB drive with 2 partitions 100GB and about 850GB. There's always some space taken by the formatting process.

    One way to try would have been to Shrink the D:/second partition then Expand the C: partition to encompass the resultant free/unallocated space. Downside would be if there was a small partition or two between the 100GB and 850GB partitions, hard to move. If it were mine I'd have the reinstall software available then wipe the drive and start over.

    My latest computer of 2 years has a 1TB drive split as 150GB [C:] and 780GB [D:] so I try to store or install as much as possible on D:.
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    Where do I find this reinstall software is it online?
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    You have 2 disks. The smaller one is for your OS, which by itself, needs only a little space. Mine is 60 GB. The larger partition is where your Data is stored. Your data ( Documents, Videos, Music, pictures and such) take up most of the space. yours looks like it is taking up about 450 GB.

    I suspect yours has a 120 GB SSD for the OS and a 1 TB spinner for the data, which is the typical setup.
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    Ok thanks for this info it was helpful
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