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hard drive question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    In my computer we have 2 harddrives:
    one that came with the computer, and another from our old computer that crashed. They are named C and D.
    The C drive is the primary that we run all our programs off of, and where all the files save onto.
    D drive is where I store music and videos. Thats all it does.

    Drive D still has a bunch of program files like IE from the old computer, can i delete these or do i still need them?

    Thanks.
     
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    Delete 'em
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    Did a bunch of deleting. Ended up with 1.12 Gb of free space with all the deleting... :laugh:
     
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    How big is that drive??? 1.12 is not much space. Hell, I have 8 gig of music on my work computer. Remember, once you pass the 2/3 mark of capacity, everything will load s l o w e r. Move the stuff you need off of it and fdisc it. Or if you use xp do a full reformat.
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    capacity is 40 gig (37.XX) and I have 12 gigs of music, and a bunch of stupid movies I haven't deleted yet.
     
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    Don't store ANY files/data on your C drive. You should only store them on your D drive. That way when your computer crashes, you can always recover the important data you need. The one to always crash or get a virus will be the one with your programs. I have 6 computers and all of them have a C & D drive and nothing gets stored on C. This will also keep your C drive running faster.
     
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    What stormy says

    Plus if you want or able to do: Try to partition the second hard drive into seperate partitions for games, movies, music, whatever, when you do that it is a sinch to keep everything organized and running smooth
     
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    How do I do that??
    Thanks
     
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    How do I do that??
     

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