Boulder/Longmont Computer Repair – PC with no hard drive used
Posted by computerpy at August 30th, 2017
Computer Physicians, LLC just worked on a unusual situation on a Zotac mini PC computer in Longmont, CO that had a boot windows drive that was filled up. I thought this would be good to share with my readers:
This very small Zotac mini PC computer running Windows 10 home with 4GB of RAM was booting to a 64GB memory chip located on the motherboard and was not using the 300GB internal SATA hard drive. As a result since the Windows OS was on a small 64GB memory chip it quickly got filled to capacity. I backed up the customer’s data to an external hard drive. The internal hard drive was not being used except for the storing of a few small files. I could not clone the 64GB memory chip but was able to transfer the OS using special disk software. I then needed to go into the BIOS and set the boot drive to the internal drive. The computer is running slower now since it is not using the small 64GB memory chip for windows and the CPU and computer itself is an inexpensive under-powered computer which was designed to run on the 64GB memory chip. The problem with this design is that the 64GB memory chip quickly gets filled to capacity. (Windows 10 uses a lot of hard drive memory most systems have 1000GB or more)
I do not like this design and would not recommend this Zotac computer to a client.
The computer will run faster if the original drive is replaced with a solid state drive and if the OS can be transferred and if more RAM memory is installed.
These are some of the situations that Computer Physicians, LLC runs into.