View Full Version : needin some help from the experts...
03-28-2010, 07:03 PM
awhile back i reformatted my acer desktop/160gb hard drive,winxp pro. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=132021
it went pretty smooth except when it came to choosing hard disk space. i have everything on C: drive. D: is the cd/dvd drive. i right click C: and it shows..149 GB total..140 GB free..8.21 GB used.
is it okay setup like this? or could i have a more ideal setup? it seems to be running okay but it crawls every now an then. i have 1 1/2 gigs of ram.
03-28-2010, 10:50 PM
what is really confusing me is how to partition the right way. or is this sufficient?
Rollin: You have enough RAM for Windows XP, and there is nothing that needs to be changed with your partition. Does the computer crawl or slow down when you are on the Internet doing something? Does the crawling just happen at any random time? What processor does this machine have?
How-to speed up Windows XP
1. Open the Windows Control Panel
2. Double-click on System
3. Click on the Advanced Tab
4. Click on the Settings button in the Performance section
5. Place a check mark in the "Adjust for Best Performance" and click "Okay"
Windows will lose some of its eye-catching appeal but the bump in performance is noticeable.
03-29-2010, 10:07 PM
you should be able to do it with these...old posts have old data as far as links and partition size
use the drive size according to your needs
ya need more help holler
03-29-2010, 10:50 PM
IF and I mean IF you relocate MY DOCUMENTS to another logical drive....
20 GB for XP on PRIMARY partition
all the 40 GB logical drives are on an EXTENDED partition
40 GB SOFTWARE (install all your programs HERE ~~!! except for Avast Antivirus and defrag program they should go on C and be the FIRST thing installed after installing motherboard drivers.
40 GB for example Documents(MY DOCUMENTS goes here so it will not fill up xp drive...everyone seems to put everything here anyway, lol)
40 GB example MP3 and Picture drive
04-06-2010, 05:12 PM
thanks PN and capn. things seem to be runnin okay. i'm pretty computer savvy but choosin partition size and whatnot goes a lil over my head. :D
i'm self taught from diggin into windows 3.0, 95, 98, xp an now vista. first time i even touched a computer keyboard was in 2003, a couple yrs after i got quadified,haha.