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Copying A Drive

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#1 kayla


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:09 AM

computer specs:
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180

Memory (RAM): 1024 MB

CPU Info: mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M 1400+

CPU Speed: 1201.0 MHz

Sound card: VIA AC'97 Audio (WAVE)

Display Adapters: RADEON 9200 SERIES | RADEON 9200 SERIES - Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD

Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit

Network: Network Present

Network Adapters: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

CD / DVD Drives: D: PIONEER 16X DVD-ROM | E: HP CD-Writer+ 9500


COM Ports: COM1

LPT Ports: LPT1

Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present

Hard Disks: C: 37.3GB | K: 114.5GB

Hard Disks - Free: C: 3.8GB | K: 97.7GB

USB Controllers: 4 host controllers.

Firewire (1394): Not Detected

PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed

Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.

Product Make: M825VXX


AC Power Status: OnLine

BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 02/11/04 | AMIINT - 10

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Battery: No Battery

Motherboard: ECS M825VXX

Modem: Not detected

Hi, my computer is acting pretty crazy. it's crashing all the time and it can't even go into sleep mode without crashing. I was wondering if it could be because my low space on my main drive. I was wondering if there is a way I can make my k drive my main drive and have all my programs from my c drive trasnferred over. I guess mirror my drive. Is there a way I can do that and not loose all my stuff?
thanks in advance for the help

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:51 AM

Hi kayla.
At this point, you're better off investigating the actual cause of the crashes and not going on speculation.
If the OS is corrupt or infected, you'll only be mirroring the problems x2. :thumbsup:
You are pushing the limits on the c: drive's capacity, which can cause problems, but you should start by cleaning it up first to see if that's even why.
Remove what you don't use often and can re-install.
Burn or transfer large image or multi-media files and delete the originals.
Dump your temp files, scan for viri and malware, do the scandisk\defrag thing, etc, etc.
BTW, how many drives and partitions do you have? I see you're all the way down to K: in the alphabet.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:24 PM

You still got 3.8 GB free on C:. It is a bit on the low end but I doubt it is what is causing your problems. It is more likely it is malware or driver conflicts or leftover pieces from software and drivers or file corruption or most likely a combination of all of the above.

I get the feeling the machine has been around for a few years. It is a radical solution but what I would do is back up any important files, format C: and reinstall the OS.
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#4 kayla

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:35 PM

no. I only have 2 hard drives. c and k. I just wanted it to not be in order. but I do have an e and an f drive ( cd and dvd rom).
my husband wanted to make a new main drive for me with my larger k drive but I have important stuff on these drives as I am an artist and my demos and stuff are all back up on my k drive. since my external 80gb hard drive did crash.

I have no idea what to do. I want to get a new mobo and a firegl graphics card but I get so confused and I really don't want to loose more information.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:39 PM

ps. I have scanned for mal ware with my adware software this morning and it froze then ran through. I defragged and then norton'ed it. no virus. erased mal ware and I erase my temp files like everyday. *sigh*
when I try to animate it crashes and luckily I save often or I would alwasy be pissed.

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