If I were you I'd forget about EVERYTHING on the system now, consider it lost.
I'd get a program that can re-build the disk structure. Get rid of BOTH partitions and create a SINGLE new one. Then use the BLUE DELL disks to install to C: which should now be 230GB's or so.
Don't use the MS OS disks, they might not have the proper DELL drivers, the DELL disks will.
I still don't know how you got the disks lettered in that order. It clearly is backwards, your C: should have been D: as that is the size for the Dell Restore partition. C: should have been what is now D:.
This is not a 'simple' task for someone that doesn't know DOS command and is familiar with doing this using command prompts. I wouldn't try or trust anything on the running system you have now to attempt messing with the disk structure.
A bootable setup like PARTED MAGIC would be great for this IF you can create the DVD from the d/l iso file. I did have some problems running this on my SSD, and had to GO HERE to get an earlier version, 6.2.
Once booted into this, you'll want to use GPARTED to do the disk work, details HERE.
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