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#1 Brickcity610


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:51 PM

My computer keeps telling me memory is critically low. It then refers me to delete unwanted files but I dont know what to do. I don't want to delete necessary files. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:05 PM

Please include additional information. How large is your HD and how much free space does Windows show remaining (click on My Computer on the desktop- - -it will show total size and remaining free space.

To begin the clean up process:
Go to Start and expand Programs. Look for a file called Accessories, expand that and find system tools. Launch Disk Cleanup
Choose the drive you want to clean up. Click on OK. You can generally click on all the choices provided in the box, than let Windows clean up those unneeded files.

Many documents, sound and movie files, and picture folders can be saved to disk and the files on your hard drive then can be deleted if you really need a lot of free space.
Other areas to consider:
Unplayed games (assuming you have the original disks and access codes) and unused applications; another group is any zipped files you may have unintentially left behind after unzipping(extracting their contents).

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:17 PM

Also check your System Restore drivespace allocation - it may be hogging all the available space on your drive.

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#4 Brickcity610

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:50 PM

I tried disk clean up 10 times a day with no results. I just tried it and now I have 41mb free.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:11 PM

Try using Ccleaner to remove junk files. Its much more effective than disk cleanup.

Look through Add/Remove programs for any programs you don't need and remove those.

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