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Losing disc space

by pguy11 / August 22, 2009 4:47 PM PDT

I HAVE WINDOWS XP AND ITS IN A 8 Y.O COMPAQ COMPUTER. RECENTLY i NOTICED LOW DISC SPACE ERRORS SHOWING UPI THOUGHT IT WAS BECASUE I HAVE A LOT OF PICTURES IN MY PICTURES SO I GOT A FLASH DRIVE AND REMOVED ALL BUT ONE OF THE FOLDERS OF PICTURES AND A LOT OF DOCUMENTS FROM MY DOCUMENTS THAT BROUGHT MY SPACE BACK UP TO OVER 1.49 GB. THAT WAS ABOUT 3 WKS AGO I HAVE NOT LOADED ANY NEW FILES OR PICS AND NOW MY FREE SPACE IS LESS THAN 350 MB!! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG????? HELP PLEASE......

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System Restore
by nino8888 / August 22, 2009 6:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Losing disc space

It could be the system restore taking too much space. It basically save your computer setting periodically and it does take quite some space overtime.

Try clean up your junks (temporary files) using ccleaner. If your computer is running fine, turn off the system restore off and turn it back on. It will erase the old settings.

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3 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 9:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Losing disc space

1. Turn off System Restore and turn it back on.

2. Google CCLEANER. Use that.

3. Learn to not post in all capital letters. It can derail discussions.
Bob

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turn off system restore?
by pguy11 / August 22, 2009 9:29 PM PDT
In reply to: 3 ideas.

When I turn off system restore and back on will I have to back anything up first or just go to programs and accessories and check turn off box?

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Your choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 9:58 PM PDT

While it is not supposed to lose our files are you ready if it did?

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