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« on: November 09, 2004, 04:11:45 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows ME
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model: Sony Viao / Laptop
Error Messages: warning low disk space drive C



Keep getting warning of low disk space drive C / says to delete programs to free space / everytime I go in and remove a program ( I've tried removing Norton Security, Spybot and Adaware) I have less available space than when I started / Removing programs is only making worse / Any one know why this would happen? / Right now I have 4gigs w/ 3.79 used
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2004, 02:41:58 PM »

Double click My Computer>Right click your C:> click Properties> Under the General Tab click Disk Cleanup. Put a tick in the Files to delete:
Temporary Internet Files
Downloaded Programs
Recycle Bin
Temporary Files

This should clean out all unecessary files on your hard drive and quickly.
Lemme know

*I personally suggest not deleting Adaware or Spybot and I'd also keep your Norton Security, these programs are great in keeping your computer free of adware and spyware.*
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2004, 02:46:45 PM »

I've done all that, plus done a thorough scan disk and disk defrag - none of this helped - and if I remove a program it takes away space instead freeing space which makes no sense to me.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004, 02:58:52 PM »

Have you tried updating your virus definitions and running a scan? There might be a virus on there causing the problem.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004, 08:40:40 AM »

It's WinME's blasted System Restore files that are taking up quite a lot. Everytime you delete something, it'll be added to the system restore, in case you ever want it back. Norton had its own Restore files, which probably also still take up quite a lot of room.

Bar reformatting & reinstalling (which is still the best way to get rid of everything!), check here how to disable system restore for WinME. Hopefully when you uninstalled Norton you took out its restore on the drive as well.

In case you want to get rid of System Restore + PCHealth for ever, try http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#UPH
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2004, 01:14:57 PM »

OK - I'm going to try that link and see if I can disable system restore - I've tried everything else. Thanks - for the input - that makes more sense than anything else. I'll let you know if it helps.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2004, 01:36:45 PM »

You can also try the WinME stabilising tip. Mind, that will take out System Restore, PCHealth and the movie maker forever, until you reinstall Windows Millennium.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2004, 08:02:06 PM »

Thank YOU!!! Thank YOU !!! Thank YOU!!! Deleting the PC Health and System Restore freed up tons of space - In fact a full gig of hard drive space and everything seems to be working fine. GREAT ADVICE !!!
You were a life saver, considering my OLD desktop just crashed and I had to order a new one. I was not looking forward to spending more money on this laptop.
Thanks Again:)
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2004, 10:47:06 PM »

You're welcome. Smiley

It seems I didn't live with WinME for 1.5 years for nothing. Wink
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