Question about Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Notebook

2 Answers

I have an acer 5000 laptop with an 80 gig hard drive which is partitioned into a C and D drive.  the C drive is now full and i am concerned that it i make the D drive the active drive i will not be able to start the computer...i tried moving large data files ( photos and music) to the D drive to free up room but it did not delete them from the C drive...help

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 96 Answers

If the data you managed to move are only photos and music, try the software, that helps to find and delete duplicates. Then you can select to delete the files that are on your C disk. I am using free software Duplicate File Finder. It's not very easy to understand it at first look, but it does the job very well.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,229 Answers

Partitions are seen by the computer as separate drives. When you try to move files by dragging and dropping, the default action is to copy, not move. So--you will have to actually delete them from the C partition if you copy them to the C partition.
I have no idea why Acer does this. When I come on to a problem like this, I usually combine the partitions with a utility such as Partition Magic.
Don't try to make the D partition bootable You won't like the result.
Try, instead, to move your data files over there. Just remember, when you save docs, be sure they are being saved to D and not C.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Laptop won't recognize full 320 Gigabytes of new PATA hard drive. It's always been running a 80 Gigabyte 4200 RPM but that drive is old...a 2005 HD. New WD320 only reads 137...


The BIOS in the ACER determines the maximum size of the hard drive it can support.
Check the laptop's specification to see the max size you can install in this model laptop.
It appears that the max size your laptop can support is 140 Gb (unformatted). 137Gb formatted.

I suggest you install a hard drive up to 140 Gb capacity in your laptop and place the 320 Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and when you attach this hard drive to the USB port in your ACER laptop then you will be able to get the full 320 Gb capacity after you delete the partition and create a 320 Gb partition and format the hard drive.

Nov 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Notebook

1 Answer

Hello, how can i get my Acer Ferrari 3200 to see the full 320 Gig Hard drive, at the moment it will only see 128 gigs.


Open your partition manager. Check if there are partitions other than the 128Gb detected. If there are others, you can create a new partition for those unpartitioned space

Apr 27, 2011 | Acer Ferrari 3200 Notebook

1 Answer

I formatted my acer 5315 and put xp on it wont take the serial code says its been used up so want to go back to win vista home premium its a 80 gig hdd and had 74 left on it when i put xp on i dont know...


If you formatted the drive, your partition will be gone unless you have a rescue partition called drive "I" or another letter other than "C". Have a browse.
If it is there press F8 to get to the startup menu and see if rescue is there.
Hope that helps.

Feb 13, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

2 Answers

Acer 3680. only half of the harddrive works.


check it on the bios the size of your hard disk, if its 80 gb then go to the control panel after booting open the administrative tools, open computer management, then select disk management, check the hard disk there, if there is an unpartitioned space , then convert it to the partioned space

Nov 09, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

2 Answers

Acer Aspire 5100-3583


What size drive is in it now? The user manual should tell you what size drive it can use. If you are not sure, the best thing to do is to go back with the same size. The brand does not matter. Is your hard drive IDE or SATA? What is the model of your laptop?

May 30, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

2 Answers

HARD DRIVE IN 2 PARTS


Hi,

You can redirect all your data to be saved into drive D and even downloads. Please look for the preferences of all your application software (can be seen in tools, option, change the default drive in Save In menu). Now, to free some space delete all temporary files from Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup. Hope this gives you an idea.

Best regards,
Rosener

Feb 12, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 3260-4874 Notebook

1 Answer

I can't get the full capacity of 320 gig drive


the hard drive you bought is not compatible with your motherboard. I am pretty sure that your board is only compatible with IDE ATA hard drive. you can still use it as external hard drive though.

Feb 09, 2008 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

Acer Aspire 5002WLMi Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

109 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...