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#1 diego88


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Posted 12 October 2006 - 12:39 PM


Would my computer run slow if my D: drive was very full (almost full)? I am not home now but I do remember it being close to full. Can you (should you) delete stuff from this drive. I looked at what was in there but it looked like gibberish to me. Afraid to delete anything. Any ideas?


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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:41 PM

I don't know how you have partitioned the drives, nor what is on them, but lets do this another way, first a spring clean of the system(don't bother with the prefetch bit here) to gain some space, also, look to see what data could be stored elsewhere like on CD or extennal harddrives, a spring clean then:

spring clean the comp

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:32 PM

Where is your Windows XP installed?

Is it on the C: drive or is it on the D: drive?

Whatever drive it is on needs to have a minimum of 15% free space on it for Windows to function normally.

Double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop and then right click on the drive on which Windows XP is installed.
Choose "Properties"
Press the Disk Cleanup button.

Wait while it scans and populates the list.
The first place to start would be to allow it to delete temp files.
If that doesn't give you enough free space you may want to move data to another drive and uninstall programs you don't use (use add/remove programs in the control panel for that).

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:39 AM

If your drive is almost full, anything that's done on it will take longer. I've seen hard drives that were so full the user couldn't even delete stuff from it!

It's suggested that you maintain at least 15% free space on all of your drives in order to avoid these problems.

Don't forget to defrag the drive also - it will help the speed issues also.
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