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How To Save Space On D Drive Or Memory Drive?


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#1 noamericano

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:10 PM

on my xp it says that my memory is low and it only has like 0.99gb left and i was wondering how i can get more free space?

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:29 PM

Do you mean your computer is low in RAM or low in hard drive space?
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:47 PM

If this is the free space left on you hard drive you are going to have to transfer or delete some of that information. You need 15% free space for swap space on the hard drive. You can store files on CDs or DVDs to gain some free space.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:52 PM

i think im talking about ram.....cause my d drive just has around 4gb in total and i can't even get into it, it gives me a warning cause its my recovery partition so i can't transfer stuff. will a degragment of drive d help?

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:54 PM

If it's a recovery partition then you should probably leave it alone.

What is the exact error message you are getting and what are you doing when you get it?
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:48 AM

um i kinda forgot word for word but the bottom left hand corner in the sidebar thingy a yellow triangle sign icon was there and said something about to little memory (i think) and said it was going to make more room and wen im doing stuff it may affect it will it's doing that. then it just went away

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:46 AM

Please look in the Event Viewer to see what errors are showing up at the time that you had this message. The errors listed by the date and time.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

Be sure that you choose System.

The error will appear in the far left column and will appear as a red dot with a white X inside. Each of the columns has a title at the top of them, the column that you want is the Event column. When you see an error follow it to the right across the page to the event column, there will be a set of numbers in there, this is the error code. If you right click on the error code a drop menu will appear, click on Properties, another page will open which will contain a description of the error.

Please post the error codes and descriptions back in this topic.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:14 AM

I may be way off here but from what you are describing your problem may be "virtual memory". You may be able to increase your minimum page file size and cause the symptoms to improve. Most likely Windows is installed on your "C" drive (most systems are). By your description "D" is a recovery partition and should be left alone. Many XP installations use partitions to manage disc space. You need to check the amount of free space on your "C" drive. If it is almost full you can do a few things to fix the problem. You can burn photos, music files, data files to CD's or DVD's. You can purchase an external hard drive to store files and programs. You can remove programs that you rarely use (a lot of us that have been using our computers for a few years will accumulate several programs that we may have used only one or twice)...Get rid of them...

Here is a link for the adjustment of "virtual memory in XP"...Give it a try...It may fix your issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417
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