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#1 jayalbanoyanick

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:33 AM

Hello, I'd be the troglodyte. I've purchased a gig of memory for my HP Pavilion a6010n running Vista Home Premium, the intstruction sheet that came w/ the stick says to take off the coputer's top cover but my pc has an "Expansion Bay" on it's front. Can I add the memory through there( there is a grate just inside the door with a screwdriver icon/ what up with that?)? If I do need to takeoff the computer cover, anything special I should know (I have taken some electronics apart + reassembled w/out problems so my confidence to do this is high, I just wanted to save myself the trouble if I could)? Thanks for accomodating my idiocy. Jay

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:30 AM

Take the side cover off. Here's instructions to help you along
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00841410.pdf
It's a .pdf file
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:53 AM

From a PM

I'm adding this gig of memory in an attempt to clear up the rather persistant messsage that my computer is low on disk space in recovery d drive. Now I'm not SO dumb as to think a stick of memory is a drive of any kind, so how is this going to clear up this message? Also, am I going to need to do any reconfiguring of programming, does this need a driver?


Low on disk space means the hard drive is reaching it's capacity. On recovery drive D is different
HP has a hidden partition (D:) where it stores an image of your OS. When you want to reinstall Windows, you use the recovery disks you made when the computer was purchased (or should have made) to reinstall Windows.
Somehow it is possible that extra information was written to the D: partition
Discussion and a couple of solutions here:
http://forums.techarena.in/windows-xp-support/22176.htm

Edited by garmanma, 11 September 2008 - 07:57 AM.
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:25 AM

There's also the possibility that when you downloaded something, temporary files were written to that partition
Download ATF Cleaner
http://www.majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html
Click the select all box and run it. It could take a while. It will let you know when it's done
I'm pretty sure it will also work on D:
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