New Hard Drive Or New Computer ?

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skeeg

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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.

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Skeeg.
 
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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.
 

skeeg

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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.

Sorry

Skeeg
 

skeeg

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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.
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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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