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DCpiano92

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First I'd like for you to look at this picture:

http://img503.images...ies62707ow2.jpg

I'm wondering if it is bad to be operating my computer with the hard drive almost full. Also, I wonder if it's actually as full as it says.
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Windows likes at least 15 % of a drive to be free space for it to work properly. I'll bet that you cannot defrag your drive at all. Unless you are downloading a lot of music files or videos there is probably a spyware or trojan problem with your computer. Do you use any AntiVirus software or any Anti spyware programs? The only way i filled a computer HD up was when i was copying my music collection to it. I had to stop and buy a second hard drive to put the 45 gigs of music MP3's into the computer. With the original 40 Gig HD i put too much onto it and the computer slowed down so badly i was tempted to wipe the drive and start all over again. The 2nd HD saved me from doing this.

You can check the malware forum to see if you have any problems and get the software you need to stop any problems. If that is not the problem i would think about investing in a 2nd HD to use for data storage.

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Our music collection is about 8.5 gigs. All of our personal digital pictures are at least 10.5 gigs. We've got some games installed. Need For Speed, Age of Mythology, and Tony Hawk 3 to name some of the ones that take the most space. And some of the applications that take up a lot of space are Microsoft Word, Flash 8, Dreamweaver 8, Photoshop CS2, and Ulead VideoStudio 9. We have Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 which hasn't found any major virus or spyware problems recently....

Well, if my hard drive is actually full I don't really know anything about getting more space. What are my options?
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The easist method.

http://askbobrankin....hard_drive.html

http://www.pctechgui...ive_Reasons.htm

The above websites explain how to add another hard drive for more space.

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Thanks!
I'll check those out.
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