I have a new Acer computer with Windows Vista. It took a while to get used to it but I’m doing okay now. The only problem is, I keep getting a message that there is no hard drive space left, even though it’s a 160 Gig hard drive. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong and then when I checked to see drive C, I realized that the computer had been partitioned.
There is a C drive which is full and holds Windows and all the other programs I have. Since it’s also the default, any documents or pictures I save go there too. There is also a D drive, which should have contained my documents and pictures. It’s totally empty and has all kinds of space. Apparently, it’s good to keep windows in a totally separate area just in case there’s ever a problem. If Windows had to be re-installed, I wouldn’t lose my work since it would be on another drive. But the fact that I had no idea what was going on made it more than a little bit bothersome to me.
Once I figured that part out, I started saving everything to the D drive. But I pity the poor person who doesn’t know how to do that and lets the computer save to its default space. Anyway, in spite of my new-found knowledge, I am still having problems. When I install a program, even if I save it to D, at least part of it goes to the C drive and I get the “no more room” message. This C drive only has 13 GB of space on it and there is no option to expand it. I had a programmer friend of mine over yesterday and he couldn’t do it either.
So now I have emailed Acer and am waiting impatiently for an answer. Since I encouraged my mother to buy the same computer, I need to find out for her sake too. Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated!