acer laptop, 2 hard drives.

  gidster 14:29 18 May 10
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hi ive an acer laptop running on windows vista,my question is it has 2 hard drives built in the first one, acer(C:) is just about full and the second one DATA(D:) is empty with 50.6GB free,is it time to start useing it? and should i transfer stuff over to the empty hard drive? and how do i do this? plus could this be the reason my laptop is running a bit slow?

thankyou.

  retep888 14:35 18 May 10

You haven't got 2 hard drives,it was divided into 2 partitions.

To transfer your files just drag or move it to D drive.

  Woolwell 15:17 18 May 10

There are many reasons why it could be running slow of which a full hard drive is one.

Keep your programs on C and put your files on D.

  Sea Urchin 16:18 18 May 10

Not strictly correct to say that DATA(D:) is empty. It contains a hidden partition which stores the necessary data to restore your laptop to factory conditions. It's hidden to stop you accidentally overwriting or deleting it.

  mooly 17:40 18 May 10

Have you run disc cleanup and deleted old restore points ?

click here

make sure you continue to the "more options" tab as mentioned in the link.

Have a look in "programs and features" and see if there are any applications you don't use... uninstall them.

  gidster 16:43 19 May 10

Thanks everyone. When I move files from c drive to d drive it just copies it,have I got to delete the files after or am I doing it wrong?

Cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:01 19 May 10

Hold the shift key while you drag and drop this will "Move" rather than "Copy"

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