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C drive full, d drive empty, d drive has 104g what do i do

C drive full. Drive not used. Have 104g on d drive. Why did Lenovo have the Vista Windows loaded onto the c drive and all downloads get saved automatically on c drive, when c drive has such a small gig, and yet d drive has 104 gig and nothing is saved on it. another thing is i have been told that i must now go to the expense to have the two drives made into one. all i need to know is this what i have to do. why do i have to now pay to get an answer when this is a fault of Lenovo. Regards pam

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You can't add to the C:\ drive. Even using windows disk management if you shrink the D:\ drive then it will only let you add the newly freed up space to the last partition on the disk which happens to be the D:\ drive.

This computer is setup this way so that the novo button can completely reset the C:\ drive if there was a problem. All your documents and stuff should be on the D:\ drive so that if you ever reset the PC via the novo button then you still have all of your files. The problem is that if you didn't know this you would not have changed default storage locations in all of your programs and then you will lose everything if you use the novo button. Another problem with this setup is that you have to change the install location of every program to the d:\ drive and some programs won't let you choose the install location.

You should copy all of your personal files to the D:\ drive.

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Hi

ok here may e you really dont have to worry all that much nor do you have to buy a new drive

there are many software on the net that can help you

may be you can have some disk management software like Partition manager or Partition Magic and you can change the drive space without even leaving your comfortable windows platform GUI and increase the Disk space to your choice

a word of caution though ALWAYS BACK UP BEFORE ANY ACTIVITY LIKE THIS

hope this helped
cheers

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I need to install a sound drive on my pc, my motherboard model is ibm fru pn 13r8926, please help me


Hi, you can download this program here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-73783

It will find the the driver for you.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This program will only run on Lenovo
Thinkpad/ThinkCentre/ThinkStation systems that run a 32-bit version
of Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP Pro (SP 3 or greater).
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 must be installed for the program
to work correctly.

This package installs the full version of Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox.

This package requires approximately 120MB of space on your hard
drive once installed. During the installation process, up to 300 MB
is required.


Downloading the package
=======================
1. Click the file link to download the file from the Web page.
2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save
the downloaded file.


Installing the package
======================
1. Navigate to the folder where you saved the installation file,
lttsetup_60571735x86.exe.
2. Double-click the installation file icon to start the installation.
3. Step through the wizard that will install Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
on your system.


Hope this was helpfull.

Mar 27, 2011 | IBM (13r8926) Motherboard

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on Jun 30, 2011 | Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Notebook

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1)How to find and remove the hard drive on the IBM ThinkPad T22 2647. 2)The comp appears to start but screen is blank


hi


to remove the hard disk, remove screws from small hard disk drive door (loacted on back of notebook), disconnect the hard disk by removing two screws (if applicable) pull tab to remove disk.

OR -----

if you do eventually get access to your operating system , when computer runs normally ---

run this test ,, read carefully and follow instructions - go to this link and download the program first

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70578

then follow instructions below.

Windows XP
  1. Click Start, select Search, then click All files and folders.
  2. Type hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe in the search field, then click Search. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the hddquicktest_setup_60549818x86.exe icon.
  4. PC-Doctor for Windows will be installed on your system.
How to Run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
Summary
Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is a diagnostic tool that tests the hard drives in Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Lenovo 3000 computers running Windows XP or Vista released after January 2004. If you are experiencing issues with your Lenovo product, you may run this test to determine if your issues are hard drive related.
Running Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test
To run Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test from Windows, follow these steps:
1. Download the test to your computer.
2. Run the application install and choose the defaults. Once installed, the application will be placed under a "Lenovo Services" choice on your Start Menu.
3. If the application detects that the Lenovo System Toolbox is already installed, it will ask whether you want to continue the installation. This is because the new hard drive test is installed by default as part of the Lenovo System Toolbox.
4. Choose a drive if you have more than one drive.
5. Start the Test
Testing in process:
1. The test may take 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size and speed of the drive.
2. When the diagnostics are complete, a message will be displayed indicating that test "Passed", "Failed", or "further testing is required to verify the drive's proper operation". If further testing is required, start running the extended test. The test may take more than an hour depending on the size and speed of the drive.
3. When the diagnostics are complete the extended test, a message will be displayed indicating that the test Passed" or Failed".
4. If the test failed, contact Lenovo Support Center
Note: Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test is included in http://www.lenovo.com/systemtoolbox
Lenovo System Toolbox is a full application of computer diagnostics utilities.

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Nov 15, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

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My 'C' drive is almost full,and would like to open the D drive for use,but can't find a method to do so cheers


Hi,

May i know the operating system?

In Vista or Windows 7:If the D drive is empty or has unimportant data..we can unallocate the D drive and extend the C.

If its XP, we need to use third party tool to do it....

Please reply me so i can guide you with exact steps


Regards
Riztech

Oct 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Still shows about half full when empty


Try doing a full format of the drive. (Right-click on drive => Click format).

If you have the option format using the NTFS file system (default in vista/windows 7) and make sure to uncheck "Quick Format". Remember to back-up your data on the drive beforehand.

If this doesn't solve your problem the flashdrive itself may be faulty. Return it and have it replaced.

Hope this helps,

-LL

Feb 24, 2010 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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Cd drive shows in my computer but does not read


make you pc empty and restore every thing trow every thing away you software and hardware than new software on

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My lenovo onekey recovery not working?


Hi All,

I am new to to the community. I recently bought a lenovo G series machine( G550 model #298595Q preloaded with Windows vista and 320 GB HDD) . surprisingly The C: drive contained 254 GB of the total available 284 GB and D: drive had the remaining space. I wanted to inistall linux, I had to partition the C:drive and no where in the lenovo mannual it is warned against the resizing C:)

I used a partition software called "paragon" to resize my C: drive. My system hanged while running the process and after a long wait I had to shutdown my system and after that my OS was not loading.So I decided to recover my vista using one key recovery. I tried the back up I stored in D: drive and in DVD and it is giving an error message that "not enough space in the system" and in the one key recovery menu the target location of the one key recovery is showing to D: drive but my preloaded vista was installed in C: drive and also it is showing the total free space as 298 GB)

Could any one help me to get my vista back.( why the target location of one key recovery is showing to D:)
or is there any way to increase the D: partition from boot setup). Please help me.

and also my warranty is valid , since I touched my C: drive( no where it is warned against that)?

Sep 08, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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Lenovo Ideapad Y510 c drive full but d drive shows as empty


The cursor jump is probably because your arm or part of your hand is getting close to the touchpad.
I have the same problem.
You can toggle touchpad support by holding down the 'Fn' key and hitting 'F8'. (Fn+F8)
Don't forget to turn it back on when you want to move the mouse.

In regards to "local disk c:" being full. It sounds like your drive is partitioned into two logical drives.
You can use two methods in gaining space on C:.
The first option would be to move some of your documents from the C: partition to D:. (If you continue to save all of your files to C:, it will become full again.)
The second would be to re-size your C: partition using a tool such as "Partition Magic" in order to allocate some of the unused space on D: to C:. (This may take some time to complete. Make sure you are connected to AC power, you do not want your computer to go to standby or hibernate while changing partition sizes.)

Hope this helps.


Mar 20, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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C:drive close to full red indication


Hi,
If you will change the C: drive size it will affect your one key recovery.
Go on run option by pressing the windows button and r.
type prefetch continue and delete all the files.
2.again type %temp% and enter delete all the entries coming.
3.disable indexing and if you can afford formating C: then format and then download the vista service pack 1 from support.microsoft.com and reason being that vista is having autometic paging and indexing and this consumes all the space from the C: drive.
Service pack 1 resolves this issue.

Jan 31, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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