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Operating system during installing how do i create or allocate space for each drive....plz hlp

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Just enter the unallocated partition. then delete it and then enter the size you need. work over.

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Can I increase RAM by using some hard drive space

No. XP already does this (simulating RAM on disk) with the swap file. You can override the system settings for swap file size but usually auto is okay. In any case, disks are horribly slow compared to RAM so you're far better off putting more physical RAM in. You'll see a very noticeable increase in speed if your system is currently swapping out a lot.

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I cant install windows xp in my loptap EMACHINE D7327Z. when it is install it won't boot. what should I do?

  1. If wanting to clone or transfer operating systems from another computer where one has a malfunction deficiency in programs requesting restoration from another with system compatibilities. Prior to the process, a compatibility check has to be performed on both devices, an estimate of the damage is determined on the computer requesting cloning to ascertain if any changes in software or hardware is required prior to the initial process commencement. Thereafter, the accessories that would be required like cables to link both devices are attained before the entire cloning starts.

Usually two computers are capable of sharing one operating system considering several conditions. First, both computers have to the have same operating system where one has experienced a malfunction requiring repairs from the other. Second, both computers prior to a clone require capacity checks. Usually the host computer would need available space to create back up before the cloning process begins should any malfunction compromise both devices integrity. Second, the receptacle computer requiring cloning depending on the conditions would require available disk space to contain the entire clone programs. Usually the cause of a computer to require restoration altogether of operating system requires evaluation since most computers only have enough space to contain an operating system with user interface fonts for productivity. Estimate the conditions on the damaged computer to ascertain if an erasure of disk spaces would be required to create spaces. Also, keep in mind that computers would not clone another system of its own if remnants of the master system are recognized as being present on the hard drive disks. The process of freeing the hard disk drives of spaces for cloning is called formatting achievable with some computers. However, the condition of formatting when not possible due to crashed or program compromises may simply require changing a new empty hard drive before the cloning would be made possible. Once the host computer is has the capacity to power an external device it nature either as available disk space to create backup required prior to cloning or usually a system checks to ascertain that the alternate computer has the capacity to receive every data. Alternately, the receptacle computer may have required changes of parts prior to cloning. A mentionable example includes hard disk drives to contain the new programs, also required to have enough space to create backup once the computer cloning is achieved. The next requirements check for cloning is ascertaining the appropriate cable connection that would be bridging the space gaps for data to be transferred. Usually an effective cable has the capacity to be recognized by both devices as measure prior to any cloning communications. Also, an efficient cable should have the most capacity to transmit data at quantities that does not cause malfunctions discussable. For example, the cables capacity may actually be able to transfer data only not capable of transferring every data size requiring transfer. Once the process is began with such a cable, some computers would transfer only what is achievable to the negligence of what is unachievable. However also, cable incapacity to transfer every data would would last several durations during the process o cloning. Simply said, the cables require compatibility to both computers, second an enormous capacity to outperform prevents any malfunction on the cable connections part during the cloning process.

  1. Alternately, a computers operating system is replaceable simply by acquiring the restoration programs at retail markets. However, the original computers restore operating systems program has to be acquired with details acquirable as computer type, year, models, and versions as guideline references in acquiring operating systems programs at retail. The reasons for such evaluation include acquiring a program that simply is adaptable to the malfunctioning computer. Alternately, a different operating systems program is acquirable on the retail market to replace the malfunctioning computers systems only with some conditions considered. First, the computer has sigficant parts that integrated with the prior operating system that may need alterations altogether to function with the newer but unique brand away from original brand specified. If choosing to acquire an alternate operating system from the original several additional alterations are required. First, the computer hard disk drive may need replacement either since most operating systems would not override an existing version unless every existing remnant programs were erased completely. Also, keep in mind that the older disk drive had spaces available to store programs from the older operating system that may have a unique requirement of spaces to perform. Acquiring another alternate operating system at retail may be compatible with the computer only the computer has least available spaces in store for separately engineered system programs. Simply said, each device has a set of requirements to perform with the remain ones on the computer being repaired. Where changing once original part that was connected to several other would require acquiring additionally the same remnant compliment from retail to achieve compatibility standards.

The operating system acquired on the retail market is usually in the form of a disk CD that is simply inserted into the computers drive medium from which restoration instructions are generated to achieve user experiences. For example, inserting an operating system disk CD in the drive of the computer should request either repairing the prior existing version on computer or simply replacing the entire system features. Usually, each acquired disk has instructions on the systems reconfiguration as would be termed. Alternative descriptions of the process are restorations, rebooting of installations of systems programs.

Important notes to be wearisome about when working with computers operating systems includes software and hardware compatibilities where a change may require alteration of the remaining, else a malfunction response would be likely. For example, the operating system is the command interface of the computer. Each operating system has functionalities where for example, the malfunctioning computer may have been designed for office productivity causing the manufacturer to install the compatible requisite program system for such an experience to be achievable. Especially on a computer that requires every functioning parts recognizable for communications to be achieved during user experiences, a change in one significant part that would achieve computer user expectation may not necessarily equate to every component parts usually functionality prior to replacement parts.

Consulting with a computer systems technician to achieve the experience would guarantee an experience of restoration functionalities were the computer user simple retrieves a device at functioning mode soon after repairs are completed. The significance of consulting with experts is several mentionable. First, professional hand tends to perform expectedly on devices. Second, experts are capable of the repairs without gimmicks experienced with alternate persons.

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Step of installing windows xp professional

Step 1. Basic Installation Start the computer and insert your windows xp cd. After a few seconds, the screen will clear and you will see a 'press any key to boot from CD' prompt. Press the any key..... he he, there is no 'any' key, this is just a test ;)
Press any key to start the install. The prompt allowing you to install will time out after about 4 seconds, so if you don't hit any of the keyboard keys you will have to reboot to install.
The installer program will begin copying files from the CD.

The 'welcome to setup' screen appears. Press enter to continue. View the licensing agreement and hit F8 to continue.
The installation program will then search your drives for any prior installation of XP. If it finds one, you will be given the option to repair it, which essentially reinstalls most system files while leaving the registry and installed programs intact. Otherwise, move forward to the partitioning and formatting section of the install.
The initial screen shows the hard disks connected to your system, and any partitions that may already be created.
A partition is simply a section of the free space on your hard-drive. Operating systems use partitions to logically assign drive letters. For example, if you have a single 40GB drive, you can allocate all the space to a single partition, but then you could only have a single drive (C:) visible in Windows.
If you chose to divide that 40GB into 4 different 10GB partitions, you could have 4 individual drives (say C:, D:, E:, and F:) within your Windows environment. Essentially, Multiple partitions allow multiple logical drives within a single physical drive, and can even allow different operating systems to co-exist on one drive if desired. Once a partition has been created, it must be formatted to be useful.

Aug 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How can i create a partition in my hard disk without deleting my files

Creating a new partition in your hard drive may be achieve in three ways. If you're installing a fresh Operating System into your PC, you can setup extra drives such as drive D: or drive E: for backup purposes. But if there's already a ready OS, you can right click the My Computer icon in your Desktop and select Manage then hit Disk Management. If you have seen Unallocated Space, you can right click it then hit Create New Partition, and if none it means that your hard drive has no more space to create another extra drive. If you find the two preceding ways quite complicated, you can also use software such as Partition Magic.

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I want to do partition of my hard disk.So please help me

You need to partition your hard drive before you install an operating system on it. If you boot off your windows CD and your hard drive has a partition already you will get a screen that prompts you to format it. You can also dellete the partition and make a new partition. AT that time you can select the size of the partition you want to make and creat multiple partitions. If you choose you can creat one smaller partition from the space available for you to format and install windows on and format the rest of the available space later on after windows is installed from the Administration Tools in control panel.

Jun 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Recovery partitions

You' want to set aside some space where to create these backups, they are generally 25% of the total drive space.

the assumption is that there is no data on the drive to save. During the install it will ask where you want to install windows, if there are existing partitions delete them all. Then create one partition and specify it to be 75% of the drive (or whatever you prefer). Leave the rest unpartitioned.

Select the partition you created to install windows on.

Once you have installed windows and all the drivers etc, format the rest of the drive in Disk management (part of Computer management in Control Panel). Finally install your favourite software to create backup restore images, and set it to save on the partition you created.

NOTE: you will still need to back up on some external media, if the drive fails all data will be lost.

Hope this helps

Feb 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Space issue in system root drive

Just at a guess, you might not have your view settings to display hidden or system files. If so, you will not see the system page file.

Also, the system does not show space reserved for PC health (system recovery). How much RAM is installed on your server? How long has it been in service? The backup files for PC health may be using up a huge percent of your drive.

There are also tons of update files from Microsoft stored in the Windows directory one can safely remove.

If you would like me to remote into your system, we can arrange for a time for a remote session and I can take a look at the space on your hard drive.

Let me know if that would be something you'd like to try.


Jan 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

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How to add more space to my c drive using Vista

You have three routes:
1) Buy Partition Magic, install it and re-partition the disc. If you have a way to do it, back up all your data first.
2) Backup your data. Download the free, Open Source partition editor, GParted
Burn it to CD, following the instructions included with it. Boot the CD and change the partition sizes.
2) Back up all your data and re-install Windows from scratch. You may have to create the CD/DVD for this from the disc images already on the PC. There should be a utility already installed to do that if this is required.

Whilst doing so, you will usually (but not always!) be asked which disc partition you want to install Windows into.At this point, you can delete all existing partitions and create new ones (or a single large one) of the size(s) you want. When all is finished, restore your data.

Dec 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Fragmentation occurs when the operating system cannot or will not allocate enough contiguous space to store a complete file as a unit, but instead puts parts of it in gaps between other files (usually those gaps exist because they formerly held a file that the operating system has subsequently deleted or because the operating system allocated excess space for the file in the first place). Larger files and greater numbers of files also contribute to fragmentation and consequent performance loss. Defragmentation attempts to alleviate these problems.
Example Consider the following scenario, as shown by the image on the right:
410px-file_system_fragmentation.svg.png An otherwise blank disk has 5 files, A, B, C, D and E each using 10 blocks of space (for this section, a block is an allocation unit of that system, it could be 1K, 100K or 1 megabyte and is not any specific size). On a blank disk, all of these files will be allocated one after the other. (Example (1) on the image.) If file B is deleted, there are two options, leave the space for B empty and use it again later, or compress all the files after B so that the empty space follows it. This could be time consuming if there were hundreds or thousands of files which needed to be moved, so in general the empty space is simply left there, marked in a table as available for later use, then used again as needed.[1] (Example (2) on the image.) Now, if a new file, F, is allocated 7 blocks of space, it can be placed into the first 7 blocks of the space formerly holding the file B and the 3 blocks following it will remain available. (Example (3) on the image.) If another new file, G is added, and needs only three blocks, it could then occupy the space after F and before C. (Example (4) on the image). Now, if subsequently F needs to be expanded, since the space immediately following it is no longer available, there are two options: (1) add a new block somewhere else and indicate that F has a second extent, or (2) move the file F to someplace else where it can be created as one contiguous file of the new, larger size. The latter operation may not be possible as the file may be larger than any one contiguous space available, or the file conceivably could be so large the operation would take an undesirably long period of time, thus the usual practice is simply to create an extent somewhere else and chain the new extent onto the old one. (Example (5) on the image.) Repeat this practice hundreds or thousands of times and eventually the file system has many free segments in many places and many files may be spread over many extents. If, as a result of free space fragmentation, a newly created file (or a file which has been extended) has to be placed in a large number of extents, access time for that file (or for all files) may become excessively long.
The process of creating new files, and of deleting and expanding existing files, may sometimes be colloquially referred to as churn, and can occur at both the level of the general root file system and in subdirectories. Fragmentation not only occurs at the level of individual files, but also when different files in a directory (and maybe its subdirectories), that are often read in a sequence, start to "drift apart" as a result of "churn".
A defragmentation program must move files around within the free space available to undo fragmentation. This is a memory intensive operation and cannot be performed on a file system with no free space. The reorganization involved in defragmentation does not change logical location of the files (defined as their location within the directory structure).

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C D E Keys are not working... plz hlp

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if ther is a problem in your keyboard than ckeck it this to yours friend's system than same problem occured its all about keyboard,so try to change your key board or if dealer have that keys springs & touch switch you can replace this with new 1


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