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#1 jaylee16354

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

I just got this computer from my mother, and there is no space on the C: drive. When I recieved it, it had windows 98 but I soon upgraded to XP, I dont have SP2 or higher. I went into the add/remove programs and removed all games and software that wasnt being utilized, and removed all videos and pics, and I still have MINIMAL storage space for what I needed it for. Every time I delete cookies, I get more, but on startup, I check the properties of the drive and I have less and less space. I have spybot and hijack this..I just dont know what else to do!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:02 AM

Welcome to BC jaylee16354 :flowers:

In order for us to better help you, I am going to ask some questions:

How much total memory does the hard drive have?

You said you "upgraded to Windows XP." How did you do this? Is each a separate installation so that there are two operating systems?

What is the make of your computer?

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:43 AM

I think we want to know...how much free space your hard drive has...and how big the stated size of the drive is (full capacity).

<<...and I still have MINIMAL storage space for what I needed it for.>>

Is anything preventing obtaining a larger or another hard drive...and installing same?

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:31 PM

It has 3.54 GB (I think) of space and 487 MB left. I cant buy a new one and install windows again, because I don't have the disk, It got lost in the move. I installed it over the Windows 98 just like the box said to do. I tried to Uninstall all the stuff I had on here before, but for some things, I need the disks and I don't have the software anymore either. I was wondering if there was a way to completely delete everything except windows and my Terayon modem software. HELP.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:07 PM

Well...you can manually uninstall all applications except whatever...and you can delete all data files that you don't want.

To be honest, the era of 4-6GB hard drives has been long gone and I'm amazed that XP even worked on that small a hard drive.

I don't see uninstalling/deleting as a solution...but it's not my system :thumbsup:.

The disk can be replaced...the question is do you have your applicable license information in a safe place?

Sorry, but I just cannot fathom anything positive to say...about a hard drive that tiny. Maybe others can.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

Ok, so i bought a new computer...it ran fine when I first got it, but now it is s-l-o-w...I have gone and downloaded all the software that the site reccomends, but it made it run even slower. The main issue that I have is that after a fullscan while the program is deleting the spyware and everything, the computer freezes and takes FOREVER to load anything.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

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