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#1 michael49er


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:37 AM

hi my wifes lap top (its older) is saying hard drive almost full, but when defrag is run it also says fat 32 is 65% clear what can i do to get to that space :thumbsup: thank you michael

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 01:05 AM

Uninstall any useless programs from add or remove programs in control panel. Also use the disk cleanup utility, start menu / all programs / accessories / system tools / disk cleanup. Then use the defrag utility.

Also you can download either glary utilities or advanced windows care free from download.com.

Both are windows optimizing utilities that will make the computer faster and free up alot of disk space.
Also, delete all the restore points, that's if you have any. They will free up tons of space. You can get instructions on how to do tha, here: How to delete system restore points

A system restore point is made when any changes are made to the computer, automatically, wihtout your confirmation. e.g. Installed a new program.


Edited by genius12, 30 July 2009 - 04:20 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:11 AM

You might also run the chkdsk /r command on that partition.

Among it's functions, chkdsk /r will do a correct tally of free space on the system.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between the k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen announcement/query and hit Enter. Reboot the system. The command will run prior to boot into XP...when finished, system will boot into XP automatically.


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