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I can not erase the information on my D-drive.

My D-drive is almost full. How can I erase the information on it. I do not need the information. I wanted the computer to default the back-up to my external hard-drive. There does not seem to be a way to do this. Can you explain how to solve each problem?

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There are two ways that I know of.

  1. Click 'start'
  2. mycomputer 
  3. select the drive with the files you don't want
  4. right clilck each file 
  5. select delete
the other option is use 'add remove programs' in control panel
  1. Click 'start'
  2. control panel
  3. add remove programs

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You can actually Format your D drive to erase all the information in it.

You can customize back-up or restore to default in yuor external hard drive when you set it on System Restore/Bac-up in Windows.

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How do you erase hard drive


A hard drive is the brain of a computer. However, over time, that brain can become overworked and overly saturated with old software and outdated information. It becomes clogged and needs a fresh start. By erasing a hard drive, you can give your PC that fresh new beginning. With a few steps you can erase your hard drive manually, without the aid of expensive software.

Make sure your data is protected before you proceed. Whatever you do not save will be lost once you erase the drive. Use a CD or jumpdrive to save your information. Boot with a system disk. Before you continue to erase the hard drive, use the system to create a system disk. Use a 3-1/2 inch floppy disk and format it with the command "format a: /s"; this will create a bootable disk that contains system commands. Place it in the drive of your system and turn it off, then back on. Reformat the hard drive. Once you've booted with the system disk, type "format c: /s"; this will reformat the hard disk, virtually destroying the old hard drive you used to know. Depending on the of the drive, the formatting may take a fairly long time. Once the formatting is over, use the command "fdisk" to create partitions (which are logical sections for your hard drive's storage). Given the newer hard drives and operating systems of today, you can fdisk the drive and use all of the space. or if you dont have a floppy drive Download a disk wiping utility, such as Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) or KillDisk. DBAN is an open-source product, while KillDisk is available as a free, closed-source download. http://www.dban.org/ http://www.killdisk.com/ Once you download the file, save it to your computer somewhere easy to remember. Insert a blank CD into your computer and use a CD writing program to burn the hard disk wipe utility to the blank CD. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, there is a built-in utility that will perform this task. Back up the data on your computer that you want to save, if necessary. Insert the CD that you created into the computer that is attached to the hard drive you wish to erase. Power on the computer and choose the setup option to boot from the CD. Once you have booted from the CD, you will enter into the hard disk wipe utility. Depending on which utility you chose to use, this screen will vary, but the choice you want to select is to erase or wipe a disk drive. Choose the hard disk that you wish to wipe and confirm that you wish to permanently erase the data on it. Before confirming this, you may wish to physically double check and ensure that you are erasing the correct drive. Once you start the erasing process, it cannot be halted, paused or reversed. You will have to wait for anywhere from a few hours to even a few days for the process to complete, depending on how large your hard drive is.

Hope this helps.

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Dvr will not record. i get the message, " hard drive full" is there a way to erase what is on the hard drive?


You can erase the contents of the drive or set the drive to overwrite when full. Erasing the drive is the equivalent of reformatting (you will not be able to recover the images easily).

To Erase/Format, enter the Menu system and select Hard Drive Setup (seventh line in the list). Press Enter, then go to HDD Format (fourth item in the list) and press Enter. Then enter your password (set up under System Setup) but the default password is 111111, if it is on. If you entered the correct password, the screen will flash HDD Formatted 3 times. Press Menu to exit the menu. (If the incorrect password was put in, Incorrect Password will flash.)

To overwrite, again go to Hard Drive Setup then select the first item, Drive Full. Press Enter to toggle Overwrite On or Off. You will be able to recover the images until they are overwritten.

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Hard driver erasure


generally a hard drives information can pretty much be recovered with the exception of a program that will cause the drive to be unrecoverable. problem is depending on the size of the drive you would need to run the program for up to a week. very thorough but for most cases it's not needed. you would need to remove the drive in any case to run it as a spare drive on another computer to run the program to erase it. my suggestion if the information is very private that it causes you concern is to remove the drive and donate the computer itself. i do use another method which is to open the hard drive and use sandpaper on the internals disk(s). very very effective except the drive can't be used again.

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Could I format drive without affecting multimedia features?


a multimedia drive usually just implies that "thermal recalibration" of the drive occurs without interfering with information flow .. on some non multimedia drives there is a noticeable gap in music or video as the drive periodically recalibrates its heads .. this is a hardware design feature so reformatting the drive shouldn't change that ... however i would recommend that you don't do a "quick format" .. that doesn't erase anything but simply marks all the drive space as free (available to be written over) .. a full format will erase any signs of the viruses you may have .. it takes a long time but that's needed if you want a clean drive .. the drive also gets tested with a full format ..

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Full memory


Erase Messages
Single Messages
You can erase a message itself, leaving the Caller ID information.
• While the message is playing, press and release DELETE. The unit erases the current message and announces, "Message erased."0
All Messages
You can also erase all the old messages only, leaving the new messages and Caller ID information.
While the unit is in ready-to-answer mode, press and hold DELETE until the unit announces, "Messages erased."
• New messages can not be erased in this way. To erase new messages, play them then press DELETE during play back.


Here is a link for the manual for your phone:
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/29897GE1_IB.pdf

Good luck!

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Low memory. C-drive full, but D-drive, which is of equal capacity, is empty.


I have been here too. You physically have one hard drive and the C: partition is full. I used a program called partition magic that will allow you to repartition your hard drive without erasing anything you currently have installed. It is a really cool program, it just takes a while to do the procedure. You can Google several ones, but I suggest the one from Paragon.

I hope that I have provided the correct information that will assist you in the resolution of this issue. If you have any questions, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Erase Messages
Single Messages
You can erase a message itself, leaving the Caller ID information.
• While the message is playing, press and release DELETE. The unit erases the current message and announces, "Message erased."
All Messages
You can also erase all the old messages only, leaving the new messages and Caller ID information.
While the unit is in ready-to-answer mode, press and hold DELETE until the unit announces, "Messages erased."
• New messages can not be erased in this way. To erase new messages, play them then press DELETE during play back.


Here is a link for the manual for your phone:
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/29897GE1_IB.pdf

Good luck!

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Yes, it will erased all information.

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You will need to format all the partitions on the disk to make free space. This will erase all of your data, so you will be able to use your disk at full capacity.

You can format your partitions via Windows Explorer, just right-click a partition and choose Format....

Be aware that if you format a system partition you will have to reinstall operating system.

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