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Am I losing diskspace too quickly?

by becca73 / July 7, 2004 11:55 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with XP
and I usually keep about 85%--90% free
diskspace. I realize that everyday usage
and the addition of new programs cuts down on
diskspace; and I regularly clear unnecessary files
(temp., cookies, recycle bin, etc.); BUT, the other
day, I installed a windows xp update, had some
major problems with it and removed it, using the
Add/Remove Programs feature. Here's the problem:
I went from 85% free space on drive C, to 79%...
So, I restored to a few days earlier. It took about
30 minutes to restore; whereas, it usually takes about
3 to 5 minutes, AND, I was down to 75% free space!
Is that normal? I defragmented, and ran the disk cleanup. Is there something I'm doing wrong, or is this normal? Thanks for any help:-)

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(NT) (NT) ''Factoring'' doesn't compute w/o HD size.
by Cursorcowboy / July 7, 2004 9:09 PM PDT
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Re: (NT) Hard drive and RAM
by becca73 / July 8, 2004 1:45 AM PDT

I may have answered my own question, because
I removed all past restore points except the
most recent, now I'm back up to 88% free space.
My computer has 32.86 GB of free space now.
(Capacity is 37.26 GB) I have 512 MB of RAM.
I din't want to lose the restore points, but...oh well.

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