master and slave hard disk

Hewlett-packard Pavilion m7360n media ce...
July 23, 2010 at 13:09:00
Specs: Windows XP
I have a 40Gb master HDD and a 500Gb extra storage HDD and I am currently getting "limited disk space warnings on my system. I checked and have filled the 40Gb to capacity and have tried to reduce or offload onto the other drive without success. What should I do without having to reload windows since I don't have the discs to reload it onto t the 500 Gb HDD. Please help. My system is crashing daily.

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July 23, 2010 at 13:20:59
I suggest buying a copy of Ghost. Remove everything off of the 500GB drive. Then use Ghost to do a Disk to Disk copy from your 40GB drive to the 500GB drive. Pick to make the C drive larger than 40GB on the new drive (up to 500GB). When the ghosting is done, take out the 40GB drive and make the 500GB the master.

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July 23, 2010 at 14:47:43
When's the last time you dumped temp files & internet garbage? Do you have a cleaning program installed? If not, download & install CCleaner-Slim & use it regularly:

And make sure you empty the Recycle Bin...all the files in it take up space until you empty it.

Have you uninstalled any programs that you no longer use? I'm sure you must have a few. And how much do you have stored in your My Documents folder? Right click on it, click Properties, then click the General tab...what's listed for "size on disk"? How about moving the My Documents folder to the slave drive?

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July 23, 2010 at 21:49:40
If the disk cleanup recommended by jam doesn't leave you with enough space, just replace your 40 gig with a new, larger drive instead of trying to use the 500 gig in its place. After all, you want to keep what's on both drives.

A new drive will come with software to copy the files from the old one to the new one.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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