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running out of memory on C drive?

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#1 beleive


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:51 PM

but my D drive is 90 percent free?How can you transfer your stuff?Take in consideration Im computer dum!The C has only 12 percent left?I have a sr1020nx compaq,thanks for any help!!!

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 01:49 AM

If your hard drive is not partitioned, you wont be able to drag the files over to your cd drive unless theres a cd in there wich wont help you because you need the files.

You just need to uninstall some things, delete som things you dont need.

Go Start>>control panel>>add remove>>and remove anyting you dont need.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:25 PM

Is your D drive another hard drive or a cd rom or dvd drive?

If it is a hard drive you should be able to drag and drop data to it.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:13 PM

A bit more info please. What are your drive sizes for a start, and is that D: drive a hard drive, a partition or a CDROM?

I don't like the 'drag files over to D:' idea, it only works if its pure user data, if you move folders which are tied to applications then things can become awkward very quickly. But yes, if you have 500 photos stored on C:, draging them to D: will fix your problem.

Here are some options I can think of:

1. If D: is a second partition on the hard drive use a partition manager to allocate some of the free space on D: to C: - however you probably don't want to buy a partition manager just for that.

2. Install a larger hard drive and clone your C: drive onto it. Cloning software can be downloaded for free from the drive manufacturers web site. You may need some technical help with this.

3. Clean-up and defrag what you have. CCleaner is a free app which can remove a remarkable amount of junk from your hard drive.
Download CCleaner from here:
Do NOT use the 'Applications' or 'Issues' tabs, they are for expert users only.
After running CCleaner boot in safe mode and run defrag.
  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
    Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
hth :thumbsup:

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