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#1 brunofan

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:02 PM

I have a question. I have a Sony Vaio desktop computer and lately I have been getting an error that there is not enough free disk space on the computer to continue.

I looked at my hard drive info and this is what is currently has:

C:
Free Space - 0
Total: 13.9GB

D:
Free Space: 92.1GB
Total: 92.8 GB

Is this normal for the "C" drive to be this much smaller than the "D" one? What would be a solution to run the programs that are now telling me there is no free space left? Can I safely move them to the "D" drive??

Thoughts/suggestions/comments??

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

Is this a general use secondary computer?

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

Just to clarify - memory relates to RAM - you're talking about hard drive space.

Are c: and d: two different physical drives or just two partitions on one drive? If the latter, you can use a 3rd party app to add space from d: to c:. If you decide to go this route, you'll need to first backup all critical data (as you should always do before performing any disk level operation).

Edited by Allan, 16 May 2011 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for clearing that up Allan.

I am really not sure if I have 2 separate hard drives or just the one divided into the two partitions. Is there a way to tell?

I am still kinda "green" when it come to computer stuff so thanks for being patient!

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

Go to START - RUN and type devmgmt.msc (then press ENTER). Click on Disk Drives. How many are there?

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:50 PM

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Drives will be displayed and you can clearly see if there are two partitions/drives.

XP normally can work fine in that amount of space...if virtually nothing else is stored on that partition other than programs. If it's one drive with two partitions...you can move movies, music, and other data files to the other partition...then install a program which will allow you to resize the two partitions.

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GParted Partition Manager - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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I would suggest a 20GB partition for Windows XP and programs.

Edited by hamluis, 16 May 2011 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:51 PM

C:
Free Space - 0
Total: 13.9GB

D:
Free Space: 92.1GB
Total: 92.8 GB

This doesnt seem like the way it would have come from the factory.
If you have a lot of pictures/music you can copy them onto the D drive to free up space.

But Allan's idea would probably be a better solution in the long run.
Just be sure to back up your data first.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:51 PM

Im still awaiting an answer to my question.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:54 PM

Is this a general use secondary computer?


General use computer.....we have 2 in the house.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:56 PM

Go to START - RUN and type devmgmt.msc (then press ENTER). Click on Disk Drives. How many are there?


Only one was listed so like you mentioned before it is one hard drive with 2 partitions.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

Does it have any important data on it?

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

Does it have any important data on it?


Yeah.....some stuff. The other one(the one I am using now) has more important stuff on it.

Edited by brunofan, 16 May 2011 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:01 PM

Okay - lots of cooks. I'll bow out.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:17 PM

Okay - lots of cooks. I'll bow out.


NO...........please don't!!! I was just trying to answer everyone and not be rude.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:17 PM

Can you give us the complete model number of the system?
In the beginning there was the command line.




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