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#1 ALGE

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

I'm running XP on HP Pavilion a800n...my 143GB "C" drive is full but for 40MB!
I had installed Norton System works with anti-virus and firewall...also have Spybot.
Can someone help me find the CULPRIT? Thank you in advance. :thumbsup:

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#2 zemoman

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:46 PM

Hi, just try doing a system defregament, to do this go to start>all programs>applications>system tools>and click on defragmenter (on some pcs it might say system defrag) anyways when it comes up click on your c drive to highlight it and then click on defragment...

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#3 ALGE

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:11 PM

Zemoman...thanx, I'll try it!

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:12 PM

You need 15% or more free space on your hard drive for Windows to be able to operate properly.

If your disk is full, you need to "take out the trash" to start with.

To start with, empty the temp files and the recycle bin.

Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop
right click on the primary drive - usually C
choose "Properties"
press the "Disk Cleanup" button.

It will take a while to scan and populate a list of items that can be cleaned up.

Start with the Temporary files and go from there.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:42 PM

Once you've cleaned up a bit, so that you can safely operate Windows, you might want to try a program like Spacemonger to see what's using all the space. It's free.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:55 AM

From what you wrote, I am not clear whether you are asking about how to reduce the stuff on your hard drive or whether the usage report is in error.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 12:50 PM

One other thing that may take lots of disk space is System Restore.

If you are certain beyond a doubt that your system is functioning properly you can delete all restore points and create a new one.
You can also reduce the space made available to System Restore by default, but I really do not recommend doing that as System Restore is a safety shield which can save you from having to reinstall Windows in some cases.

Edited by Enthusiast, 07 September 2006 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:56 PM

Zemoman...I did not have enough space to run defrage.
Enthusiast...Taking the trash out did not give space to run defrage.
Igweed...I'm sorry I was not clear.
Herk...The Spacemonger worked wonders. My "C" drive was duplicated
six times...Now if I can find out how that happened!

Thank you all for your input!!!




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