Weird computer

United States
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.
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@atul_asv (523)
• India
13 Feb 07
i think something is wrong. how can 30 mb hard drive hold windows 95 operating system? its a really weird thing.. that must be a SUPER COMPUTER of 1960s!!
@Asylum (46816)
• 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.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I think he has Windows 95, and Aol to get online.
@Asylum (46816)
• Manchester, England
13 Feb 07
I know that Windows 95 was available on floppy disks, but I am very surprised that he has managed not to consume the whole of the drive even with a diluted installation.
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• Switzerland
12 Feb 07
If you do fill in too much data or download movies,then eventually you will run out of space. Filling hard disks is just a matter of days if you have a broadband internet connection.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Why would having a broadband internet connection make a difference? Are you saying that cookies take up a lot of space?
• Switzerland
12 Feb 07
Nope. If you have a broadband connection, you can easily download more stuff, and unknowingly, you will fill up the hard disk.
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@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
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.
@bykenshin (266)
• Brazil
12 Feb 07
Weird O_O
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