February 12, 2007 1:57pm CST
I worked for my uncle last summer, and while on lunch break he let me go on his computer, I noticed that his hard drive space was only around 30Mb. He said he let his co-workers mess around with his computer so that their computers could run more efficiently. I was wondering if any of you have seen anything smaller or weirder.
• Manchester, England
12 Feb 07
I have never seen a computer with so small a hard drive, but I am aware that it was not uncommon in the 1960s. I assume that he is using DOS as the operating system, although there is more than adequate space for Windows 3.1 and a few early office programs. The usual practice was to partition the drive and compress the extended partition to increase storage capacity.
13 Feb 07
I doubt that windows will run with just 30mb of free space. There has to be a virtual memory involved. I suggest you use partition magic to check and configure your hardisk and use Everest home or ultimate edition to check your full computer specs. I had a friend who was fooled by a computer store regarding specs so when I installed the Everest program we were shocked at how much they "economized" the pc of my friend.