i have windows xp pro with 2 hard drives one has 20gb while the other has 120 and with my aging 1.3ghz cpu this is slowing my pc right down, does anyone know how i can get all the information from the 20gb and put it on the 120gb one, and if so how? there has to be a simpler method than copying every file and pasting it seperatly
If what you mean is that you want to transfer Windows onto the 120 gig drive then you would need a program such as norton ghost to do it for you.
most other things can be copied and pasted but they may not work properly if you choose to remove the 20gig drive.
best solution is to swap the drives over (change the jumpers on the drives from master to slave on the 20 gig, and slave to master on the 120 gig )then format/re-install windows, do a fresh install on the 120 gig drive.
I used Acronis migrate easy, when i wanted to upgrade my hard drive to a larger model, it really works well, it just copies the entire contents to an unformatted blank new hard drive in 15 mins, then change the jumper to master and install in the position of your existing drive and hey presto! it's as if nothing ever changed.
i have an amd duron 1.3ghz, 2 hard drives one 20gb and the other 120gb i have 512mb sdram and a 128mb sapphire graphics card, however it still takes forever to load windows xp and some of my games run really slowly
Think more ram would help i know 512 seems a lot but when everthing loaded u only end up with about 150mb left and to run games as well it would use a lot of swop file if it ran out of memory and xp loves ram another 512 and you may see a difference.Also defragging the hdd's might help a little.
Hi, No matter how many hard drives you have in your machine, you can only use one at a time. So that isn't going to slow you down. (I have 4 in mine with no problems). as you say it is an aging machine so it will probably have a lot of useless junk on it. A clear out will do wonders. Cheers and good luck with it. Bill