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Disk Full 16GB Flash on mini laptop cannot add more . what to delete ?


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#1 doc sakal

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

I have XP on a HP mini laptop with 16GB flash memory ( not a traditional hard drive) and it cannot be increased. Now I am almost out of flash(hard drive) memory and I have deleted most user data and most non-essential applications. Still 15.5 GB is in use. Is there any tool I can use to see what is using so much space, and can it be MSoft patches? any suggestion will be helpful .. thanks

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

Delete the update uninstallers with this. It won't do the IE8 ones (if indeed you have IE8 installed) but you can clear those too by deleting the ie8updates folder in the windows directory.


Edited by .X., 13 July 2013 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

thanks!



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

Delete all but maybe 2 or 3 restore points. Some people say save just the last one. But I prefer having more than just one.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

Turn off hibernation (if enabled), delete hiberfil.sys.

 

Turn off System Restore and rely upon making backups routinely.

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

Louis, do you know where hiberfil.sys is located ? I looked for it after I turned off hibernate mode. also, how would I turn off system restore ?

any info is appreciated. thanks !



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

How to turn off and turn on System Restore in Windows XP

 

The hibernate file will be at the root of your operating system but you turned it off so it shouldn't be there.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Control Panel/Performance & Maintenance/Power Options...click the Hibernate tab, uncheck Enable Hibernate...click OK..

 

The XP Help menus tell you all you need to know about System Restore, including how to turn it off.  Just enter System Restore as Help topic you want info on..

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Ok, thanks.. I deleted 200 patch backup files, and last night had about 1G free space, now I have 16 Meg free space. I rebooted after deleting the backup patch files, and it seems that the space on the hard drive/flash is getting eaten up by somethng every second.  Is there any way to track/discover what it is ? I have not started IE since deleting the backup files, I use Firefox.22.0

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

I have not deleted IE8 backup files .. where are they ? I really don't use IE anyway



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

are there system restores left over? i have restore turned off now.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

I have not deleted IE8 backup files .. where are they ? I really don't use IE anyway

 

It's in the windows directory but I forget the exact name. I believe it starts with ie8.

 

are there system restores left over? i have restore turned off now.

 

No.
 



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

my file system shows as NTFS



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

my free spsace is 532K Some process has to be using disk.. I deleted 700M, i thionk it was MB, of IE8 updates in the Windows directory .. and disk spsce gets less and less by the minute.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

I seem to have 6 Gig of 'unaccounted-for' disk usage. I see WINDOWS at 5 GB, Program Files at 2 GB, Docs &  Sttings at 2.5 GM and everything else very small. Does this mean anything to anyone ?






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