Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:16 AM
A lot of folks here recommend CCleaner. I haven't/don't use it. Have you simply tried to go to your My Computer window, then right-click on the C: drive, choose Properties and then click on the Disk Cleanup button? There, you can check everything that shows usage and clean it out.
Also, you can start your computer in Safe Mode by tapping F8 as it boots up and remove all your temp files safely by going to Start -> Run and type in %temp%, then select all the files in the folder from the Edit tab and press Delete. It is safe to remove all the temp files. CCleaner will clean temp files anywhere they are on your computer. If you want to remove hidden files in your temp folder as well, you will need to go to the top of the window and click on the Tools menu, choose Folder options, then the View tab, then check "Show Hidden Files and Folders." When you're finished, it's a good idea to go back to folder options and recheck "Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders."
I usually avoid registry cleaners, because I've seen issues where something got removed that affected the system, but you can always remove temp files.