I have two hard drives .One with the operating system browsers emial programmes Gimp and irfan view and a few word documents on .It is 37 GB and these programmes should take ten to twelve GB max. at the moment I am at 36 GB yes I have done disk cleanup and been through the drive manually but can find nothing and no reason for theuse of space
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Hello Derrick, If you haven't made any changes to you system... you can use the Control Panel functions to; view/make changes to your Windows settings. You need to make sure - that your MS "application" is "checked" as being in use/available. If the Operating System is NOT windows OR if you do NOT have internet access ...you can't get on the internet-send/or receive emails -etc. If you changed from an Internet browser like: Internet Explorer ( IE ) to another browser like Mozilla Firefox ....you MUST setup the changes - so your "new/different" browser can send or receive emails.
You may have an external hard drive you want to use for more than just document backup. In this situation, you can install an operating system onto your external hard drive. By doing so, you will be able to run your external hard drive as a fully functional operating system. If your primary hard drive ever crashes, you will have a backup option unavailable to those who simply use their external hard drives as file and document backup.
1) Plug your external Hard Drive into your Computer using the USB cable. Insert the installation disk for your Operating System into the CD/DVD Drive. Turn on or restart your Computer.
2) Boot from the installation disk. You may have to press a key once prompted to boot from the installation disk.
3) Accept the license terms and conditions. Read through these carefully if you wish to understand your legal rights as a user. If you disagree with these terms and conditions, you may want to purchase a different Operating System.
4) Choose your destination drive. Your external Hard Drive will likely be the E: or F: drive. By default, the C: will represent your main Hard Drive and the D: will usually represent your CD/DVD Drive.
5) Begin the installation. Your external Hard Drive will install the Operating System. You will now be able to run that Operating System off of your external hard drive.
That is the file that your computer looks for to Boot up the operating system software. Either your OS (operating software) is corrupted or your hard disk drive might be defective. Here is a link to your model: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-740_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf Select the appropriate model and then view diagnostics or troubleshooting links to see if your hard drive is bad. If the diags pass on the hard drive test, then you will need to reload software.
First test is put new harddrive in and when it goes to boot press Delete, for entry to Setup, make sure new hard drive is found in equipment. System equipment, if so then Put Operating disk in CD drive and check check boot list , Put CD drive first then save and let boot up. It will automatically load the operating system back in the new hard drive.
As far as your saved material in old hard drive. You can check hard drive on second hard drive cable or with a USB adapter connection to see if able to boot hard drive up and view files. If it works then you can drag material from one window the desktop (To drag material just put mouse on file and left click-hold down button and move to desktop it will automatically copy file to desktop.)
poss windows has fallen over you need an operating system check hdd are master and slave master first one from board go to bios set the cdrom as the default 1st boot device put operating system into cd rom should start to load operating system
I am assuming you are trying to download the song onto a USB Drive or USB Music Player so when you Download the song all operating systems are slightly different as are browsers so I am giving these instructions based on internet Explorer and Windows 7. Click to download then you will get a popup in the bottom of your internet window asking if you want to run or save or cancel. Next to the Save button is a small arrow click the arrow and move down the drop down list to SAVE AS and click on that a new windows browser window will open and you can sellect what to name the file you are downloading and where to save the file, on the left is a tree view of the files folders, ect on your PC if you scrol to and click on computer it will then list all the Main Drives ie: Hard drives cd/dvd rom drives and all removable media/Drives including your USB drive Click on that and click OPEN/SAVE if it was open then it will open and list anything already on that drive just click SAVE now to add your new file to the drive. Alternativly You can download onto your PC anywhere then open the File location and alongside that window in a new window open your USB drive to view the files Then just drag and drop or Copy and paste the desired files to the USB drive Hope this Helps!!!
Typically this is caused by a hard drive that is filling up with software, or fonts or other excess programmes.
Without spending money try these steps:
1.) Delete any unused programmes or fonts or any other uncesssary files 2.) Go to My Computer / right click on hard drive icon/ properties and then click on disc cleanup remove any temp or cookie or browsing files 3.) As above, and go to TOOLS and schedule a disc check of the drive 4.) Reboot and go back to the above, this time click on TOOLS / Defragment files
After that, and if there is no noticable improvement, the options of obtaining a larger hard drive to enable a more efficient swap file (where windows puts files as it is working on them), is advised, as is upgrading the RAM. Both will make the system run more smoothly.
Find the icon for the hard drive you want to run ScanDisk on. You can run ScanDisk on the system's primary hard drive and also on any secondary hard drives or external hard drives. Right-click on the icon for the hard drive and select "Properties."
Choose the "Tools" tab from the hard drive properties window. The ScanDisk utility can be activated from the Error-checking box at the top of the Tools tab. To begin, click the "Check Now" button.
Note the two check boxes displayed. You will want to choose the "Automatically Fix File System Errors" box. This will perform a basic fast scan of the drive, which will take only a few minutes.
Put a check in the "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors" box for a more thorough scan. With this checked, Windows XP will take 10 hours or longer to run ScanDisk depending on the size of your hard drive. Run this if you have noticed a problem with the hard drive's performance. For regular checks, run the basic check most of the time and the longer check only occasionally.
Hit the "Start" button to start ScanDisk.
Wait for Windows XP to finish running ScanDisk and view the report. ScanDisk will tell you what errors it found and fixed. Click the "Close" button when are finished viewing the report.
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
In the left pane, expand My Computer, and then click the drive that contains the paging file. Typically, this is the system drive unless you specified otherwise during Windows Setup.
NOTE: The paging file (the Pagefile.sys file) is a hidden operating system file. To view these files:
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. (Note that you may want to select this check box again when you finish this procedure to help protect the system files.)
Click Yes when you are prompted to verify the change, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Properties. Click the Security tab to view the current permissions.
Click Add, click System, and then click Add.
Click Administrators, click Add, and then click OK. Note that you must click Administrators, not Administrator.
Click System, and then click to select the Full Control check box. This automatically selects the other check boxes.
Click Administrators, and then click to select the Full Control check box. This automatically selects the other check boxes.
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options.
In the Virtual Memory section, note the Total paging file size for all drives value, and then click Change.
Click the drive that contains the paging file. The System and Administrator accounts now have Full Control permissions on this drive so that you can make changes.
In the Initial Size and Maximum Size boxes, type the size for the paging file, and then click Set. For additional information about the proper size for paging files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197379(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197379/ ) Configuring page files for optimization and recovery in Windows Server 2003, in Windows 2000, and in Windows NT
Make sure that the Maximum Registry Size value is at least two times the size of the current registry size.
Quit any running programs, and then restart the computer