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hard disk low, changing TEMP directory doesn't help

by ladys_choice / April 21, 2009 2:05 PM PDT

we have a pc here in the company with a windows XP installed and its hard drive is running out of space.

the hardrive has 2 partitions

currently C: and D:

the C: drive has 346MB (NTFS)
the D: drive has 791MB (FAT32)

i've changed the temp directory to D: so that the temp will go straight to D:, but when we download files larger than C: drive, windows does not allow to download it because the hd is running out of space. which means, windows still uses the C: as the virtual memory

since the D: drive is able to accept downloads larger than 400MB but less than its size, i plan to set it as the virtual memory,

how could i set windows to use D: as the main virtual memory?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 9:16 PM PDT

A hard drive of just over 1GB is incredibly small for a Windows XP installation even without all the other software and personal folders and files that it needs. I'm amazed XP even works on it.

May be you made an error in your post, but if not, then perhaps the Office Manager and Office Computer Tech experts need to consider larger drives?


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You may want to research this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 9:17 PM PDT

For years many have tried that but the articles are easy to find that managing the paging file yourself is a NO GAIN proposition. The recurring lesson is to let Windows manage it and not to force it to another PARTITION. If D: is another physical drive then fine but I doubt it in this case. No one keeps 1GB hard disks for long since the speeds are a fraction of today's gear.

Since the drive C and D are this full it's time to address both issues. You have to make the decision to uninstall that software you haven't used in a year.

Also, look up CCLEANER.

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running out of space
by kevdmiller1 / May 1, 2009 7:52 AM PDT

a temporary fix might be buying a 8 gb flash drive

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Hard Drives
by sirpaul1 / May 4, 2009 1:55 PM PDT

OK, I gotta know. What is the TOTAL size of the hard drive? It's gotta be bigger than 1GB. And why 1 = NTFS and 1 = FAT32?

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