Not enought memor on C:, and have plenty on E

October 21, 2011 at 08:47:25
Specs: Windows XP
Can I combine my E: with C: local drives, to combine the memory into the main drive? I still have another small Fat32 F: drive, but has very little memory. Older PC running XP, have no disks for reinstalling XP if I mess it up. Need easy, relatively safe, solutions. Poor single mom, with old PC, and no money. Please help I can't even defrag C: for lack of memory.

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October 21, 2011 at 09:28:05
memory is RAM
you are talking disk space which is file storage.

Given your situation I would only recommend you do the following
1. uninstall programs not used anymore via add/remove programs in control panel
2. review your My Documents files and remove all no longer needed
3. run disk cleanup from the accessories/system tools menu with everything checked.
4. run disk defragmenter from the same menu.

any partition combining has its risks of data loss. You could not combine partitions anyway since you do not have enough free space to do so.

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October 22, 2011 at 08:00:47
You haven't provided enough info. How big is the hard drive? How many partitions are there? What is the size of each partition & how much available free space is there? And why would you be using FAT32 on an XP system? It's very possible that it's your recovery partition - if that's the case, do NOT use it for additional storage!

The 1st thing(s) you need to do were mentioned above. Get rid of all the unneeded garbage to free up some space. And make sure to empty the recycle bin. Until it's emptied, that space is still considered to be used space. Download & use CCleaner-SLIM, remove everything it finds:

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