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Re: drive space problems
If I am not mistaken the OS should be on Drive "C". Do you have two HDD or more than one partition on drive "C". Drive "F" would be further down the list. Anyway I would just add a larger HDD for storage because you you will probably need it sooner or later. Or maybe add an external HDD. Un-install any programs you you are not using. Clean out "C" of cookies and all that other stuff that accumulates. Then DE-FRAGMENT the drive. That should speed things up. If the unit works OK I would avoid a re-install because as you can see in these troubleshooting pages, re-installing can be a can of worms in itself.
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indicates that then hard drive is on the way out
first step is to save everything onto an external hard drive
then take it to a computer repair shop for an inspection
check how much space is on the hard drive because if you have a lot of junk on it , that slows down the start up and shut down p[rocesses
you can go to device manager and do a defrag of the hard drive to free up space
windows 7 support has ended
all you need ot do is reduce the number of programs the computer is running
C drive needs lots of free space
if you want to keep the computer ..these things help
first store what you want to keep on to usb sticks
documents ,pictures ,files ,
not on the hard drive
delete all the unwanted items off the c drive
look into the users ..remove "Temp "
go through all the programs on c drive and uninstall
as many non windows 7 and unused microsoft programs and also unwanted computer games and printer drivers
clear all the downloads
clear the memory cache
defrag the c drive
scan for virus and troguns
if using versions of office above 2000 will slow /freeze the pc
windows 7 when released was based as a 32 bit and some x64
window 10 can be uploaded only if window 7 has upgraded to stage 3 but it will be slow
stuff that is X 86 will slow windows 7
Clean your computer of Junk: temporary files, Internet explorer or firefox temp files, cookies, crash dumps. If your computer is running OK you may consider erasing all the restore points except the last ones. Run the windows cleaning of the C:Drive. While you may be storing data on the D:drive, you may just have been copying them onto D but not removing them from C. An do perform a defragmentation.
If you clic on My Computer on your desktop you should see all the storing peripheral of your computer C: drive CD and or DVD, and also all the storing devices including your USB drive
Right-clic on the selected USB device and chose property
You should see the space used and free space left
Hope this help
Its called format but first u need to know what devices u have and what u wanna keep. the files u wanna keep if u dont have the external hard drive write them to cd or dvd if u have a brand comuter u can download the drivers for your computer from the manufacturers website. if u need to do the format then u most go to bios with delete or f2 key mostly in boot ordr u most but the cd/dvd drive as first. after this u save it. and reboot your computer.then insert the windows cd. when it ask from u to boot from cd press enter or any other key. then u most use the format in setup and after that reinstall it to the same harddisk.
Well there are a couple different solutions. If you have another hard drive replace it with your other one and make the one that you want to format the secondary hard drive. Then after you boot the computer, all you gotta do is go to my computer and which ever drive the hard drive is set up on you can right click on the right drive. Go to where it says format and click on it and then follow the instructions.
You can also format the hard drive if you got a windows disk. Just put the disk in your cd-rom and restart the computer and then go through the setup process. You will get to a point where it will ask you if you wanna keep the files the same or do you wanna format the hard drive. There are two options for fomatting: There is a quick format or a full format. If you wanna totally wipe everything off the hard drive make sure you do the full format. It only takes a little while longer than the quick format process, so you are just better wiping it totally clean and then reboot windows on the hard drive when it is done formatting......
Yes. With a typical default configuration you should keep an amount of disk space free on the C: drive as this is where your virtual memory or page file sits. When the computers ram fills up, the OS writes some of that memory to disk (virtual memory) so that it can free up real hardware memory (which is fast) for running apps. When disk space is restricted on the C: drive memory management becomes more innefficient as things need to be erased from memory and then reloaded rather than just swapped from the virtual memory on the disk. Worse than slowness if you completely run out of space your system will freeze up.
You should make sure your c: drive does not fill up. Also if you have another drive (such as a d:drive) with more space you can change where the virtual memory resides and place it there so that it can grow as it needs to.