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#1 walkercon


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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:53 AM

my lap top has to disk drives i.e. C & D
when i check the space via the properties my C is almost full D is empty.
when i want to save some information is says not enough disk space please clear

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:02 AM

Could D: be your cd drive? If so, it does not hold any data like a hard drive does (C:). I kind of doubt that D: is another hard drive in your case as you said you have a laptop, and laptops typically have but one hard drive.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:04 AM

Can you rightclick your "D-Drive "and select propperties to see what it is? I assume this would be your CD/DVD station.Could also be a seperate partition

What you first might want to do is to "clean up "your laptop.Download install and update Ccleaner
After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now Start up in safe mode
Do two runs

a) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup.
This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.
:thumbsup: Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

Edited by fozzie, 06 January 2007 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:51 PM

It may very well be that the C: drive holds your operating system and programmes and D: is designed to be used for data storage. If this is the case, you can most likely free up some space by moving data files from the C: to the D: drive. How large is each drive?
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Posted 06 January 2007 - 08:59 PM

Beware if the "empty" partition contains a recovery image file.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:33 AM

Most commonly the D: drive on a laptop is the CD/DVD drive. Less commonly the D: drive will be used to store recovery data (don't mess with that!). Finally, some laptops come with more than one physical drive (the Toshiba Quosimo is one).

Basically the options for laptops are to install a larger drive and image the old one to the new one, or to use and external drive to save your data (thereby freeing up space on the internal drive).
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:04 AM

My IBM ThinkPad came configured with the hard drive partitioned into 2 partitions of equal size: C and D. This could be the case with your laptop also. Simply move your data files (photos, music, movies, etc) from the C drive to the D drive to free up more space on your C drive.
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