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Low Disk Space Have Removed Everything I Can.


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#1 ilovekeroppi2

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:29 PM

I can't figure out what is on my hard drive but I have free space of 13.0mb total size 93.1gb. I do disk cleanup and can't defrag due to not having 15% free. I can't install anything to check for a virus. I deleted all pictures, all games, all music etc. I have the hp pavilion zd8000 with windows xp. Any help would be appreciated. I would love to have a healthy laptop again.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 02:54 PM

If its a stock HP Hard Disk Drive then it has a recovery partition that may be full of restore points. Try adjusting your system restore Disk space usage in the control panel under system, system restore. This may free up enough space to defrag and run some virus scanners. There are scanners you can use for free online that may work too you can find a list Here under Free Online Virus/Trojan/Spyware Scanners.
As a last resort since you have deleted most of the important files anyways is to restore the laptop back to factory with the restore CD's it came with.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:05 PM

I had already done that and deleted all but the most current restore. I have the recovery disk but it didn't come with the windows disk. Don't I need that to start over?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:19 PM

press windows key and pause/break key
press system restore tab
slide the slider down to 3%
click ok


download this small version of crap cleaner
it will help gain more space
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/?1

next go to my computer
right click c:drive
select properties
check compress drive to save space
click ok

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:19 PM

Heres a nice little cleaner
if you have any problems downloading ccleaner

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/iepk.html

ive used this one a few times myself

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:57 AM

Once I had that issue in a PC, and downloaded SequoiaView and founded many files and screenshots that were hidden in the Hd, apparently created by a "keystroke spy". You never know.


Download


Hope it helps.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:11 AM

Did you try the online virus and trojan scanners?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:06 AM

I can't download anything as the hard drive is full I have free space of 13.0mb.

I can't do any online scanners either.

I don't know what the pause/break button is to do the following:
press windows key and pause/break key
press system restore tab
slide the slider down to 3%
click ok

Isn't there anyone who can help me?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 03:07 AM

Maybe go and delete temp internet files to get some space.
Start>Control pannel> Classic View> Internet options> General Tab> (Browsng History) Delete> Deleta All....

CCleaner is a good software to get rid of unnecessary files. SequoiaView will let you see what the files are and where they are.

Maybe then you can see what to delete and not delete.

I got a PC that when I cleared all internet temp files I liberated 3 gigs of info :thumbsup:

I don't know what the pause/break button is to do the following:
press windows key and pause/break key
press system restore tab
slide the slider down to 3%
click ok


Go to start and right click on My Computer> choose properties and then click restore tab... to make it less space consumptive.





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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:44 PM

Hi ilovekeroppi2. There could very well be a file system error that has gobbled up the free space.

In Windows Explorer right-click on the disk (C: ?) and select Properties > Tools tab > Error-checking: Check now. A popup may tell you that this check needs to be scheduled on the next restart. Agree to that and restart your PC. You will see a new light-blue status screen appear during the restart showing you the checking progress. After it has completed the Desktop will appear normally. Check for free space again on the drive to see if anything has changed.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:07 AM

I deleted all pictures, all games, all music etc.

After you deleted all this stuff did you empty the recycle bin?
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw




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