1. I don't see space for two hard drives http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01311536.pdf Unless you're talking about a hot swappable drive that goes in place of the optical drive. Drive availability is on page 3-22.
3. To see startup programs in layman's terms, download and install Codestuff Starter. To remove Messenger you can do it manually in Control Panel, Add/Remove, and Remove Windows components. Or you can visit my site below. Go to the Free Software link and download and run Messenger Uninstall. To remove remnants, Google Windows Install Cleanup.
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Hi everybody, I have a few extremely unrelated questions about my computer that I was hoping the great power of the internet might help me with.
1. I have an HP Pavilion 9000z notebook running XP Home Edition that I bought in September of 2006. I know it has a second hard drive bay that I can use and I've been wanting to beef up my storage for a while; how can I find out what kind of hard drive I can fit in it? Am I limited in my RPM options?
2. Two parter here. I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun medium sized tablet for doodling and basic computer navigation. First question, I often get mistranslated text because the microsoft language bar seems to only do word and not letter recognition. Are there drivers and/or software options to enhance handwriting recognition so I don't have to swap between the keyboard and tablet so often? Also, are there any good simple intuitive programs for drawing that work well with the bamboo? I feel very limited just using only MS Paint.
3. Keeping a clean computer has always been important to me, but I find that so many programs are insidious and impossible to get rid of (Windows Messenger, I'm looking at you). My issue is that the process tree of the task manager and the startup selector in msconfig give no kind of layman's information on what the programs are, so I'm never sure what I'm safe turning on/off. Also, I find that often uninstall and add/remove program options for things like Windows Messenger or itunes doesn't always get rid of all the programs information on the hard drive. So I guess what I'm saying is, is there a simple (or somewhat easy to learn way) to keep my computers hard drive, start up, and processes free of junk?