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#1 shlbele

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Hi,

 

I have a "Great Quality" NX-L515 I purchased in 2007. I have attatched a snap shot of my system properties.

 

I keep getting a low disc space message. I  have 2gig ram and added 1 gig under keyboard. I have a 40 gig hard drive and an external 500 gig hard drive. My free space on the 40 gig is dangerously low and plenty on the external. The only thing installed on the 40 gig, that I know of is the vista operating system. I moved everything I could to the external. I dont know what else to do or if I did everything right. Please help

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:20 PM

Hi shlbele :)

Follow the instructions below please.

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  • Download MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;
  • Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator;
  • Check the following options:
    • List Installed Programs;
    • List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;
    • List Devices - Only Problems;
    • List Users, Partitions and Memory size;
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  • Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;
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  • Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) and move it to your Desktop;
  • Right-click on the executable and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator;
  • Simply click on Start to launch the clean-up and wait until it completes;
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  • Depending on which processes are running, all your programs will be closed and explorer.exe (your Windows shell) will be killed, it will however be relaunched shortly after so do not panic;
  • There's no log to give for this tool;

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

Hi,I tried to copy paste but paste was greyed out so I'm sending as attatchment.   Thank you Thank you for quick response

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

Might I just add, you may want to consider buying a new internal hard drive or solid state drive. 40 GB is a very small amount. I would definitely recommend a 60 or 130 GB SSD. I have a Corsair one and it's great.

 

Another idea could be to backup to the external hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Vista.

 

Both of these could be useful in the long term.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:55 AM

Uninstall the following programs please.
  • Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX;
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11;
  • Java 8 Update 31;
  • Java 8 Update 40;
  • Yahoo! Software Update;
  • Yahoo! Toolbar;
  • Yontoo 1.10.03;
You have at least 10-15 casino games installed, are you aware of that?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:15 AM

Boy, i think he going to need AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal tool to remove all those Yahoo toolbar and junks if he have some. Also, Java is outdated the current latest one is Java 8 update 45(https://www.java.com/en/download/win8.jsp).


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

Jerky, toolbars can be uninstalled easily and without any issues from the control panel, no need to use AdwCleaner. Also, there's only one Yahoo! Toolbar, the other program is the updater for it.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:19 AM

Can he us  Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Yahoo toolbar? Because Revo scans registries and traces that left behind by the built in uninstaller.  



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

I only use Revo Uninstaller when I need to uninstall a program and I need it completely gone otherwise it would cause issues for a future reinstallation, like Netbeans, Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc. You don't need Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Yahoo! even thought Yahoo! is a toolbar and PUP, it's quite "legitimate" compared to others.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

Hi Aura,

 

I uninstalled everything. The Yontoo is hanging on, see attatchment. Yahoo tool bar has been disabled

I don't see a remove feature.

 

When I first got to your web site I didn't think I would be able to finish my post, due to zero free space.

You took me from zero to 2.30 gig with that little tool which I am calling the "AURA TOOL". In addition I have designated

July 10th as AURA DAY.

 

I have been fighting this for months and last night I was able to enjoy  with out that "low disk space" pop

up from hell. Just want to say thank you thank you. I am waiting for your next instruction.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:52 AM

Concerning space let's see if there's something else we can do. Click on the Start Menu, then right-click on Computer and select Properties. From there, click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane. Go to the System Protection tab and click on the Configure... button. How much space is reserved for the System Restore, and what's its current usage?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:17 PM

Also, you can use an application WinDirStat to see how much space taken by each folder and file. It will allow easier to find where your disk space was gone.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:26 PM

Aura,  Here is a snap shot.

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:21 PM

It looks like there's no System Restore points created on your system, which is good (as it means you're not wasting space with them). Now we'll use the suggestion above and use WinDirStat to see where most of your space is taken and by what.

https://windirstat.info/

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:10 PM

Hi Aura,

 

Just got home from work, downloaded and ran WinDirstat. Do you want me to click clean up?

 

Thank you, Shlbele






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