Question about Hard Drives
I need to find information about my system. How can I find out the size of my hard drive and the type/modle of my graphics card
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Hard drive volumes are can be partitioned to adjust sizes.
The hard drive space that's available after device installation depends on two factors;
the actual manufactured size of the hard drive, and the number and size of the partitions created on the hard drive.
Partitioning a hard drive splits the total manufactured space into sections, each listed as a separate device by your computer's operating system.
It's used primarily as a method of turning larger hard drives into more manageable sections of storage.
There are times when the chosen partition size is no longer adequate to your needs.
You can quickly change the partition size of the drive using the administrative tools of your operating system when this occurs.
The data will remain intact and the newly sized partitions are instantly available for use.
Press the "Start" button located on the taskbar on the bottom of the Windows 7 desktop. Select the "Control Panel" from the Start menu to open the Control Panel window.
Type "administrative tools" into the search box of the Control Panel window.
Click on the Administrative Tools link revealed in the Control Panel window to open the Administrative Tools window.
Double-click on the "Computer Management" option listed among the Administrative Tools in the rightmost panel of the Administrative Tools window.
Select "Disk Management" in the Storage subcategory listed in the left panel of the window.
A display will appear listing all of the hard drives contained in your system and hard drive information, including the sizes of the current partitions contained on the drives as well as the available space of the drives.
Right-click on the drive partition you wish to change in the lower panel of the window. ''Choose a size option, either "Extend Volume" or "Shrink Volume."
Use "Extend Volume" to enlarge the size of the partition.
There is a limit to the maximum size of the partition, based on the amount of free space contained on the drive. Select "Shrink Volume" to shrink the size of a partition.
Select the new partition size and then select the "Enlarge" or "Shrink" button to complete the resizing process.
If you've already allocated all of your hard drive space to multiple partitions, you will have to shrink one partition on the drive in order to create free space for enlarging another partition.
The newly sized volume is immediately ready for use.
or you could use a third party software program
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test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) Sata make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause you problems
a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust in its socket
if you physically remove your graphics to check the socket card restart your computer this should activate found new hardware wizard
click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system
also settings you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes
click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to scroll to monitors + to expand plug and play monitor you might see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? or red x you will have to update the driver right click where you have options to update driver
hope this helps you
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including
electrical extensions IDE,SATA
the leads from your
"((motherboard to your hard drive))"
make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just
replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd
have secure connections and are not faulty even the electric
extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its
connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end
up with a computer error If your computer came with a motherboard disc the
drivers could be on it or you might have a dirty graphics card remove the
graphics card and clean the socket
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