Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

freeing hard drive space


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 jdsmith61

jdsmith61

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:22 PM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:32 AM

I have a laptop that runs Vista. I recently reinstalled Vista to start over on it completly. Everything is running great except I dis covered that both my C drive and D drive have very little free space. What do I do to free up space on them. I have hardly anything at all installed on it.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 cryptodan

cryptodan

    Bleepin Madman


  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:01:22 AM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:47 AM

Can you provide the sizes of the partition?

#3 jdsmith61

jdsmith61
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:22 PM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:03 AM

Can you provide the sizes of the partition?



Well I am a novice on most of this hard drive stuff, one says 573 mb free of 9.26 gb©
433 gb free of 65.2gb(D)
If this is what you want

#4 cryptodan

cryptodan

    Bleepin Madman


  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:01:22 AM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:05 AM

Are these two different physical drives or are they partitioned?

Can you go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

and tell us whats there?

#5 jdsmith61

jdsmith61
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:22 PM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:11 AM

Are these two different physical drives or are they partitioned?

Can you go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

and tell us whats there?

There is only one physical drive

©

9.27 gb ntfs

(d)

65.26 gb ntfs

#6 cryptodan

cryptodan

    Bleepin Madman


  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:01:22 AM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:18 AM

Well 10Gigs of Drive Space is not even close to the recommended disk space. I would start moving data off to another drive and repartition the drive and just stick to one partition.

#7 jdsmith61

jdsmith61
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:22 PM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:23 AM

Well 10Gigs of Drive Space is not even close to the recommended disk space. I would start moving data off to another drive and repartition the drive and just stick to one partition.

Ok, how do I do that?

#8 cryptodan

cryptodan

    Bleepin Madman


  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:01:22 AM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:28 AM

Do you have the installation cd's that came with your computer?

#9 jdsmith61

jdsmith61
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:22 PM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:34 AM

Do you have the installation cd's that came with your computer?

Windows disk or gateway disks, I have the windows disk but will have to find the gateway but I am sure I have them.

#10 cryptodan

cryptodan

    Bleepin Madman


  • Members
  • 21,868 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Catonsville, Md
  • Local time:01:22 AM

Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:48 AM

You will need the windows disk's and just follow the on screen instructions.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users