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Saturday, February 03, 2007 

Computer maintenance cont...

What a nightmare!

There was no spare 3.5" bays, so I had to strip out a front facia thing that had on it: 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x Firewire port and a speaker/mic/headphone jack. I never used it so it does not matter (see below).

Front facia that came out of HP Pavilion PC to make room for second hard drive.
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After finally getting the drive in I had to format it to NTFS as I only wanted 1 partition.

Formatting took what felt like a lifetime.

I moved the data over (14Gb) then erased it from C:\ and emptied the recycle bin that took about 45 mins!

I did a final clean up and update of Media Player/Windows/Java/Anti Virus before defragging this morning.

All I need to do now is re-install Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Yahoo!, MSN and then any other programs as and when I need them.

Success! The computer is definitely running a lot faster.


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