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Topic # 22645 3-Jun-2008 22:39
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Hi

I am trying to figure out what the correct / appropriate partitioning and use of the hard disk ought to be on a Presario V3700 Notebook. The machine has 160 gb hd and 2 gb memory. It is running Vista with SP 1

At present it seems to have data and non data (programs, systems etc stuff) all on C which is partitioned such as to be 138gb. On the D partition we have only 10.1 gb and that has only 1.93 gb free - the rest being a recovery file.

Is this normal / standard / does it matter? I am used to separating data and the like from programs and systems bits and pieces - between two partitions C and D of roughly equal size. 

at times the machine is a bit slow and I fear there is a huge amount of searching, indexing and goodness knows what going on in the C partition because all the data is there.

How lost in space am I here ????

Thanks
Brent

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  Reply # 135439 4-Jun-2008 13:32
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HDD manufactory companies use 1000 bytes per kilobyte instead of
1024... so it's normal that you have less Gb actually then stated on
the box.



it's also up to you how you partition ur HDD. If you'd like to
increase partition D from windows I suggest you to use Acronis Disk
Director or Partition Magic to increase it.



Use of NTFS file system instead of FAT would reduce seeking time for
files as indexing run faster. you might change it to NTFS if its not
set that way yet.

Also what is CPU? it might be slow because of Vista requires lot's of resource, maybe XP instead of Vista?

I hope it helps.
Cheers.

 




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  Reply # 135447 4-Jun-2008 14:14
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Hi - and thanks for that. I have 2 gigs of memory and the laptop is barnd new so there should be plenty there. Useful to know that there is no particular reason not to partition in the way one wants. Shall look at that

Cheers
Brent

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