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Re: regarding hard drive space
Go into you computer properties and change the amount of restore space. There is not reason for 20 gig of restore space. I actually turn restore off onall of my computers. Restore keeps viruses ans spyware in your computer. Even after you think that they are gone, the are still there if you restore the computer. If you need more help finding the restore setting let me know. I will have to know what O.S. you are using. With that much Data on that system, you might want to back a lot of the important things on a DVD or an external drive. You can then have plenty of room to use.
Here is a good way to clean out a computer and get rid of spyware and viruses.
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Turn the system restore off. System restore keeps
everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a virus,
it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is free and
is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the settings and
change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with Adaware 2008
(sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what the
other one does not.). I have links on my website (tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com).
These links go directly to the download so you will not get the run
around. You would do good to try a program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707).
This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that
you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to
have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and
have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will
give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your
computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link.
Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope
that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for
spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a
great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming
and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not
have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day
and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many
programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time
though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any
scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else.
Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If
nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it
repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store
bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes
problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please
rate this as a Fixya if it helps.
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Well, I had the same exact stupid mistake, also on a Lenovo laptop, but a different model. Anyhow, Windows does not allow partitioning the drive which the OS is located on. It spoils the whole installation and damages the OS usually beyond repair.
I would advise you to do what I did- I tried to gracefully surpass the problem by restoring the windows but nothing happened. So, what I simply did was to format the whole computer and then divided the drive into C and D and installed Linux on one partition (all you need is about 10GB, and that's also a lot) and on the second partition I've installed the Windows OS. Good luck with that...
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
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
and also my warranty is valid , since I touched my C: drive( no where
it is warned against that)?
A recovery partition is mainly a waste of hard drive space. Instead, click Start, All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Backup Status and Configuration. Fallow the instructions. System Restore is also a hard drive hog. There is a way to limit it to a user specified hard drive allocation... http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2262&page=8
I have a 160 gb hhd also and Vista wanted too much of it... Much luck to you!
Yes you can install a 20 Gb hard drive but I doubt you can buy a new one with that small capacity. The smallest capacity hard drives are approx. 80 to 100 Gb or greater.
You most likely can buy a 2nd hand drive but you don't know its quality, it may have had a hard working life and you don't know how long it will last, but then, if is very cheap that may not be a problem.