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New Hard Drive Or New Computer ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by skeeg, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. skeeg

    skeeg Thread Starter

    May 10, 2005
    my computer is telling me I have insufficient memory to copy a set of pictures from one disk to another.

    The hard drive "C" is 6.8 gig and full (all blue on the pie chart and not a slice of pink left.)

    No DVD facility, yes to CD copy, yes to pen plug in

    Should I buy a new 100 gig hard drive, if this is the right term to replace C or buy a new computer with a 12 month guarante.

    What ever I do on your suggestion, how do I save all the inf. on the existing drives - C and D please.


  2. buddythedog


    Feb 18, 2005
    If you could provide details about your computer it would help.
  3. jmtechserv


    Jan 22, 2007
    Just the fact that you have a 6.8 gig root drive says
    Your PC has a couple years on it. However, If its
    Working fine for you, Don’t go through the hassle
    of replacing it and trying to transfer all you’re old
    pic’s to the new computer. Just get a new drive
    and add it as a second drive. Store all your pic’s
    on the new drive and when it’s time to replace the
    PC, you can move your store drive to the new PC.

    I would suggest an external USB drive except, due to
    The age of your existing PC, a USB drive would only
    Operate at USB 1.1. (Very slow for Pics) Also from the
    Size of the drive, there’s a good chance your old PC
    Is Win98 or, Heaven forbid, ME. Both are USB friendly,
    But not USB fast.

    Bottom line. If you’re old PC, “Works OK for you, just get
    A drive.
  4. skeeg

    skeeg Thread Starter

    May 10, 2005
    Sorry, but I do not know one end of a computer from the other.

    As best I can tell you it has been built by a university lad with him buying in a box and fitting it out.

    He has now gone on to work and is no longer easily contacted.


  5. skeeg

    skeeg Thread Starter

    May 10, 2005
    Thank you for that.

    i have copy / paste loads of inf. from C to D. D having plenty of space, but it does not seem to make any difference to the pie chart on C when I go to properties - make space etc.
  6. telegramsam


    Jul 7, 2006
    What is "D"? Did you add another drive?

    When you COPY/paste, you're copying, not removing.
  7. bigbear


    Apr 27, 2004
    It sounds like the hard drive is partitioned and "D" is unallocated.
    Go to diskmangment and post back whats says about "D"
    Start>run and type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter
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