Deleting things can usually be done in Safe Mode, or even easier, from a command prompt...
Remember though...You don't want to "Delete" programs, you want to UNINSTALL them.. That's an entirely different thing. Please make sure you're referring to "uninstall" programs, not delete.
You haven't mentioned whether you simply ran the "Disk Cleanup" option to cleanup system restore. From there you should be able to let the computer remove all System Restore points except the most recent.. Performing this step should eliminate enough space for you to work with.. (Click on Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup.. Once that loads, click on the 'More Options" tab, then select the "Cleanup" button in the System Restore section.)
Hope this helps.
I'm trying to help a friend with a Dell laptop. It's a Latitude D610, XP Professional. It says the Local Disk (C:) has 0 space so it won't let me delete programs to make more space. The two big ones on there are Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 service pack 2 - one is 301 MB and the other is 208 MB. The other things on it are small, but it won't let me delete anything because there's apparently no room to work.
The only other thing I've tried to do is delete as much of her e-mail as it will let me and empty all the trash cans. The mail program (Outlook Express) freezes up and won't let me open anything.
Does it have to be trashed or can anyone help me?