Please remember to edit replies. The user specifically did not want to format, so I would suggest trying, but going into Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs, and seeing if there is anything you really don't need. That would help, at least some. Fuzzy -- Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur. Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes. Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur. Cras amet qui numquam amavit, quique amavit cras plus amet. Uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum. On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Joe Parker wrote: > Probably the best/easiest thing he can do is format and reinstall windows. > Clears out a LOT of clutter, and has to be done periodically anyway. > > Alternatives include external firewire (take up the card slot), usb (1.1 is > *slow*) drives, or simply replacing the internal 3.5" drive with a bigger > one when you reinstall windows. > > >Is it even possible to expand HD space on a laptop? I think it has USB > >ports (well, surely it does, it's Win 98) - perhaps there is some expansion > >gadget he could get? His pc card slot is already full w/a replacement modem > >(his got knocked out during a storm). I really would like to avoid > >reformatting everything, since I honestly doubt he has any idea where his > >restore cds are. TIA... - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.