Interesting nickname you have. What your referencing is your hard drive. It is divided into partitions, example C:,D:. I read what you said, but please humor me.
1. Press Start button.
2. Press Computer
3. The top area will say Hard Disk Drives (X). That is the number of physical partitions on the single hard drive. Write down all Hard Disk Drives found, ie:(C:),(D:), their names, and sizes in GB's as "xxxGB free of GB".
4. Close open windows.
The next gets more difficult, and although your a "tekkie", please understand that your just going to view the following, DO NOT change anything. Write it all down. Then exit.
WARNING: DO NOT modify DISK 0. If you DO NOT understand this, DO NOT proceed with the next step.
1. Press START button
2. Open Control Panel (you must be in Classic View).
3. Open Administrative Tools
4. Click to open Computer Management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
5. In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
6. The table loads, in the center you will see Volume. Below are the list of Partitions currently present. ie: "name of partition" (C:) Layout Simple, Type Basic, File System NTFS, Status Healthy (System,Boot,PageFile, etc).
7. Below this window pane, you will see:
8. DISK 0 Basic, the formatted size, and Online.
Write down the formatted size. The table at the right shows all the actual partitions on the drive. As your information stated "C: 43GB, D:246 GB) that equals 289GB. The drive spec states 320GB, and I surmise it formatted at 302GB +/- . That would leave a hidden partition? Write down the GB's of each partition, and then EXIT.
I have a laptop from MSI (an EX625). The C: drive (OS_Install) came with a 43GB hard drive. I have 1.12GB remaining. I'm running Vista. The largest program I have on the hard drive is the SIMS at 5.58GB. I moved all my pics to the 246 GB D: drive which has 239 GB remaining. Can I move the SIMS program to the D: drive and run it from there, along with all the saved files? What else can I do to increase the space available on my C: drive? Can I move my emails to the D: drive? My kids want to download a bunch of apps from iTunes and as they do it I slowly watch the memory on the C: drive disappear, so I have to stop them. I'm not necessarily a novice and can follow directions pretty easily, but hesitate from removing certain things from the C: drive in fear of not exactly knowing if I really need them for anything else. Thanks in advance for any assistance you might offer, even if you provide a weblink that says "do this".