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#1 NYLip

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:59 PM

I have a Sony laptop that crashed suddenly. At first, I thought it was a downloaded program that moves the caps button (I moved it to Esc). I have run every test known to Vista and they all tell me the system is perfect. I took every option and did this twice - a very time consuming process.. (I can only get to the Command prompt).

There is no prior image backup to restore to ( I get a weird error message, indicating that Windows has no room to perform this function) , so am now convinced it is out of space on the C: drive.

I originally set up the C: drive for the OS only,, but was abused of the privilege by my wife - a wify problem, you might say) . I tried loading something from the DVD drive (CA internet security to be specific), and it said there isn't enough space on the HD. keep in mind, I can only access through command prompt option.

I suspect there isn't enough room for Vista to begin loading (or to create those restore points).

I am downloading the daylights out of the system and am planning to make the C: drive bigger.

I would like to try this before I reload windows and have to reload all my programs and files.

The question is: IF I extend the drive by another 5 or 10 gig, will it use unused space or wipe out existing data?

If this is worth trying, what is the series of commands? (and what do you suggest?)

I am an old DOS guy, but a bit rusty. If I am right, and this works, it should be documented (and named after me).

I would have gladly posted this on the forum if I could.

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