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By jahmekyahn ·
I have a 512MB hard drive PC with a 90 meg. clock speed which my neice uses,she want to get rid of her Web TV so I installed a modem, but I seem to run out of disc space.How can I partition the drive to get another drive and more space.Or what sizehard drive could I install as a second drive.

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by CG IT In reply to Re Disc space

humm...512 MB hard drive...how much free space is available? [most likely not very much if your running Windows 95]. Computer systems of pentium 233 mhz and even 555 Mhz wil 4 to 10 GB hard drives can be purchased for next to nothing. [probably not far from what it would cost you to buy a hard drive]. Consider buying a used Pentium 233 or even a 333 to 555 Mhz system instead of getting a new drive for a really old system.

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by opatzg In reply to Re Disc space

I'd have to agree with DR on that one! 233's aer betweeen $50-75 and come with 2 gig hard drives, cd rom, 32-64 meg of ram, and sometimes win95 or 98. The drive alone will cost $30-40 used.
Otherwise find one being discarded and gut the drive fromit, I have a couple of 200 meg drives but it wouldn't pay to ship them.

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by TheChas In reply to Re Disc space

For under $15, you could add a second 512MB HDD.
Set it up as a slave to the existing hard drive, and move over what files you need to free up space on the old drive.
A simple trick, is to go into System Properties, click on the Performance tab, then, virtual memory.
Move virtual memory onto the new drive.

First, I would check how much free space you have, and how much RAM is in the system.

Also, is the modem a hardware modem, or a software / controllerless / Win-Modem?

If you installed a software modem, that is likely the root problem.
Most software modems need at least a 166MHz CPU to function.

I agree with the other posts that a used faster system is a better investment.

Chas

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