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« on: March 12, 2003, 12:10:02 AM »

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I am very new to computers and dont really understand how they work but my current problem is every time the computer starts I get a hard disk full warning.About 60 mb of space has gone in a month.I delete everything thats extra to what I started with and I do disk clean up and everything to do with internet files and defragment but nothing helps.I have a very old pc with only 1GB of space and so I need my space.Is this normal or is there something i am missing?
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2003, 02:24:11 AM »

Hi,

If you have many big applications (like Office Suites...) or games installed, it could very well use up a 1GB drive very quickly.

Many games have a very large install base and could easily use up 200-300mb per game!

Check "c:\windows\temp" to see how much space your temp files are using.

1. Start > Programs > Windows Explorer
2. Go to "c:\windows" in the left pane (side) and right click on the "Temp" folder on the right pane and select "Properties"
3. The Properties window will display the total amount of space used in the row that starts with "Size:"
4. Delete the files and folder under "c:\windows\temp" but do not delete the "Temp" folder itself.

Check "c:\Program Files" folder to see its size by verifying its properties like you did for the "Temp" folder above. If "Program Files" is very big, consider un-installing apps through the Control Panel's "Add/Remove Programs". Do not start deleting file and/or folder under "c:\Program Files" because Windows will not like it! Always use the un-install from "Add/Remove Program".

Other places to check, like you mentioned, is your browser cache files, if using more that one browser, remove these cached file from both (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape...) usually done through the browser Options or Preference menu.

If the system is not properly shutdown and scandisk run at startup and "fixes" lost file fragments, you could also have wasted space used up by these useless file in the root of c:\
They would be named "File0000.chk, File0001.chk,...", you can safely delete those as well. Let me know if you have folders named "c:\Dir0000"

Let me know what you find and we can go from there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2003, 06:28:34 PM »

Hi,

Any luck?
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