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#1 SeanMadd

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:36 PM

Okay, so I sent off my computer to get fixed, due to a bad virus - I don't know where it was sent, because my uncle took care of it, but anyway. They did a system restore on my computer. All my files(photos, docs, etc) were kept, but I have to re-install things such as itunes, adobe, etc. Anyway, I went to download adobe because I couldn't watch videos and such, and it couldn't install due to not enough memory. This also happened when I tried to install AVG. My C: drive says that I only have 256 MB left! How it this possible? I was able to download things and had enough memory before sending it away. Now, I have some problems:

1. Well, above. I can't download things and my memory is full.

2. My computer screen seems really small. I mean the text and such(I already went to properties and fiddled with the screen resolution, but that didn't work.)

3. My internet, well, computer, seems more slower.

4. I only have service pack 1, and can't download the second one due to no memory..

I really appreciate anyone's help!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:45 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:58 PM

Also...

They did a system restore on my computer

I need to know, what exactly they did.
If they used system restore, your computer may be still infected.
If they restored computer to factory settings, then it's not the case.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)



Processor type: HP Pavilion Intel Celeron(?)
RAM: 502 MB
Hard Drive size: 70.4 GB
Free Space: 237 MB
There is norton antivirus on my computer, and there is also Norton personal firewall..

My uncle told me "It's back to when you first bought it". So, I'm guessing factory settings?

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

That would be my guess too....
You really have no space left there.

Download, and install Disk Space Reporter: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Disc-Space-Reporter.shtml
In opening windows, select a drive to be scanned. Make sure, there is a checkmark in Store filenames in database.
Click Start button.

It'll let you see, where your free space is gone.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:48 PM

That would be my guess too....
You really have no space left there.

Download, and install Disk Space Reporter: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Disc-Space-Reporter.shtml
In opening windows, select a drive to be scanned. Make sure, there is a checkmark in Store filenames in database.
Click Start button.

It'll let you see, where your free space is gone.


Okay, done.
It says about 77% of parent folder/disc for my documents and settings, so, obviously a lot of my memory is taken up there. The second highest percent is 13%, in the WINDOWS folder. What do I do now? I'm kinda of worried about just deleted a whole load of files that I may or may not need :mellow:

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

It says about 77% of parent folder/disc for my documents and settings

Obviously, you must have a lot of stuff there, like movies, music, pictures, etc.
Move them out to some external hard drive, DVDs, CDs, etc.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:09 PM

You can also upload a lot of things into Google Docs as well. There's a decent amount of free space you can use there.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:33 PM

It says about 77% of parent folder/disc for my documents and settings

Obviously, you must have a lot of stuff there, like movies, music, pictures, etc.
Move them out to some external hard drive, DVDs, CDs, etc.


Thanks, will do. Do you know what happens to store the biggest amount of memory? Also, have you a solution to my small screen problem?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

Do you know what happens to store the biggest amount of memory?

Say again?

2. My computer screen seems really small. I mean the text and such(I already went to properties and fiddled with the screen resolution, but that didn't work.)

The display doesn't stretch all the way, or the font is very small?

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:27 AM

It's OK, I found some DVDs with a good amount of memory.

The font is quite small, and I don't know how to fix it?

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:39 PM

Just a little correction...
By saying "memory" we refer to RAM.
In your case, we're talking about "space", like in "disk space".

What screen resolution do you use? Did you try to change it?

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