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Old 08-01-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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I own a gateway computer, probably made around 2000 or 2001, and it has windows xp service pack 2. But it's really slow. Some of my friends don't believe me or laugh when i tell them my hard drive size. Its 3GB(not 30 but 3). And its really amazing how i don't download anything and i only have 532MB of free space left. Why me? Anything i could do? I can't afford a new computer.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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It probably a 3GB partition
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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yeah, if you bought it from a authorized dealer, it should be a 3gb partition.
It will only be 3gb if you bought from like a guy online or on the street or something.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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something made in 2000 or 2001 is going to have at least 20 if not 40gb at minimum in it

its probably just a 3gb partition ,
basically go
start/control pannel/admin tools/computer management/and then when it opens go to the disk management tab on the left hand side it will tell you the true size of your disk
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:58 PM   #5
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No, like when i click the Local disk(C: ) once on mycomputer, it says total size 3GB
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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yes but thats just the partition not the actual physical disk size
cos when i go into ,my computer on my computer there is like 6 disk drives but i actually only have 3 physical hard disks ,
they are called partitions , use the method i shown you above and you can create another partition
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well i don't know much about computers so...
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:05 PM   #8
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its fine dont worry when i and many others started off here we didnt know nearly as much as know now
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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3 wow that is small. your os takes 1/5 of that. i had this very old computer that had a funcky processor in it the poped in like a card. it must be like socket -10 lol. and that had a 10 gig in it.


and yes when i started i new very little and depended on my parents friend that new a bit. but 3 months later and i bet that i know more in some areas then he does and it is his job. and i am only 14 and abut to build my own computer. these fourms are very good teachers and mostly the people on it.
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That "Socket -10" thing is called Slot 1. Ad as for your 3GB partition, look in Disk Management, to see if there isn't more space available. To go there, Right-Click MY computer, select Manage.

The left column bar should have Disk Management somewhere in the near end of the list.
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