This machine is used for keeping my self employed accounts on, using MS Excel. It's not networked or connected to the Internet and to be honest rarely gets used. It does what I want and is surprisingly quick. I tend not to bu**er about with this machine as I have others that I can destroy instead .
It has 3 small capacity hard disks as listed below:-
- C:\ which is 3.1GB with a single partition, used for the O/S and programs and has 650MB free space.
- D:\ which is 2.1GB with 2 partitions, 1GB used for Pagefile and the other 950MB partition unaccessible.
- F:\ which is 8.04GB with a single partition used for odd storage and backups through PowerQuest PQDI 2002 and has 4.4GB free disk space.
I would like to start using the Hibernation facilty, however, C:\ does not have enough free disk space so I need to clear out some of the clutter and I'd be grateful to any one who could tell me which of the XP O/S files I could safely uninstall/delete.
I've started to clear out and move what I know I can safely but I'm sure there is a lot of junk O/S stuff that can come out. So far I have relocated the User My Documents folder onto F:\ and uninstalled some unnecessary programs. I haven't emptied the Recycle bin just in case I've removed some things I shouldn't have.
I'd like to remove Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2000 but there doesn't seem to be an uninstaller just for that. If it has to be done as part of uninstalling the Office 2000 Premium suite then I have a problem coz I no longer have the disk.
The unused partition on D:\ is recognised in Disk Management as Type - "Basic", File System - "NTFS", Status - "Health (unknown partition)"; I can not access it. I'm not sure how this partition was set up but I'd like to get into to it so I can see what's in there, it may be part of an old backup straturgy. However, As there is no AV on the machine I'm reluctant to use third party tools to recover the partition unless I know they are clean, especially as my other 2 PC's have been/are still infected with malware (which is an ongoing problem that BC are helping with).
Any help on this stuff would be much appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
Edited by hamluis, 12 March 2012 - 07:34 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.