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Chapter 27. Do-It-Yourself Computer Tune... > Doubling Your Disk Space - Pg. 259

Do-It-Yourself Computer Tune-Ups 259 Whoa! Because Windows Me is designed for newer computers, it is phasing out the FAT32 converter. You must run it from your Windows Startup diskette. (Refer to Chapter 32, "Do-It-Yourself Fixes for Common Ailments," to learn how to create a startup diskette. Insert the diskette, restart your computer, and choose the option for booting your computer without CD-ROM support. At the DOS prompt (which looks something like A:>), type cvt c: and press Enter. (To convert a drive other than drive C, type that drive's letter in place of c.) If you cannot use Drive Converter on your hard drives, or if you need additional storage space, take the following steps to run DriveSpace (this can take a long time, too): Whoa! In Windows Me, you can use DriveSpace only to access compressed drives, reallocate space on compressed drives, and decompress floppy disks. It does not allow you to compress drives. 1. 2. 3. 4. Back up all files on the hard disk drive that you want to compress, as explained in Chapter 31. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click DriveSpace. Click the disk drive you want to compress. Open the Drive menu and click Compress. The Compress a Drive dialog box displays a graph of how much free space the drive currently has and how much it will have after compression, as shown in Figure 27.5.