Hard Drive Almost Full
Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:57 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:17 PM
The hard drive is probably most likely what you are describing as the 20 gig. Can we take a look and see if we can clear it out some for you?
Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:26 AM
THANK YOU FOR ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE ME.
Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:44 AM
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:05 PM
Auslogics should have told you how much room it cleared up and what % your drive was fragmented.
Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:46 PM
Disk Size 18.65 GB
Free Space Size 3.71 GB
Sectors per cluster 1
Bytes per sector 512
Started defragmentation at 12/4/2009 2:13:27 PM
Completed defragmentation at 12/4/2009 3:05:17 PM
Elapsed time 00:51:50
Total Files 70071
Total Directories 7445
Fragmented Files 383
Defragmented Files 381
Skipped Files 2
Fragmentation Before 4.51%
Fragmentation After 3.46%
Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:28 PM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:58 PM
Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:32 PM
You can use clone software of which there are several free ones out there to get everything to the new drive.
As far as the make of the drive it does not really matter. The drives DO NOT have to be the same manufacturer to work together.
The only thing you have to watch is if your existing drive is IDE or SATA then you would want to replace it with the same type of drive. This is the connection type on the back of the drive to the motherboard.
Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:59 PM
I would just put another drive in. You can then use it for all your data and if the main one crashes for any reason, your data would be safe.
They are not hard to install and the price is quite low these days.
You can buy a 500gb for around $80. Usually less.
Some IDE drives at Tiger Direct
Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:32 PM
Edited by Mary Poppins, 06 December 2009 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:49 PM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:27 PM
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