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lossing memory

by esron / December 23, 2006 12:21 AM PST

my computer has a forty gigabyte hard drive and when I first got it the drive read 1bout 38 gigabytes since then ive had to reboot it from the disk a few times but it seems that when i do this I sart with less memory each time should this happen and what am i doing wrong?

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Quite proper. I bet you are running XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2006 12:48 AM PST
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XP saves a restore point daily. New to this Windows users will write a post like yours.

Those that disable System Restore later make posts pleading for ways to fix the machine.


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Also to note...
by Edward ODaniel / December 23, 2006 1:32 AM PST
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hard drive space is STORAGE, not memory and inaddition to the restore points being stored on the drive as Bob noted, you may have files in your TEMP directory as well as in your Temp Internet Files directories that are taking up storage.

What is in the TEMP directory can be deleted and you can set the browser to use a smaller and more efficient cache which puts less in the Temp Internet Files directories.

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sounds normal.
by Bob__B / December 23, 2006 5:46 AM PST
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I run an older/vintage machine.

Years ago when I first started useing it I watched my HD slowly being devoured....not because I was adding things it was just eating itself....or so it seemed.

My options were:
Format and reload every so often.
Buy a bigger HD when this one filled.
Learn how to clean/ride herd on Windows and my apps.

I went the clean/ride herd route.
It took me a few years of trial and error....many errors...but I'm at least fair at it now.

Not much slips in before I 'nail it'

The result...the HD stays small...Windows seems happy not having to plow through that extra stuff.

Do what my sister "the programmer" does....when the HD fills up buy a bigger one.....More Money Than Brains.

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