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Need suggestions_-_ On low disk space..poping up??

by Vendetta Red / October 22, 2007 11:33 AM PDT

Hi! First my computer info...Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Verson 2002 Sevice Pack 2 (Dell Dimension DIM5100 Pentim(R)4 CPU 2:80GHz 279GHz 1.00 GB of Ram)

Well here the situation my computer has started..telling me that in my Local space (c:) was low i 've deleated what i haven't used in a year and still not enough...So what progarm can i use to clear more space or how should i go about it..? (BUT BE IN MIND)..i did buy a memory chip to install into my computer(WITH THE SO CALLED HELP OF DELL AND THERE NO SPEAKING ENGLISH PHONE ASSITANCE..pissaed as hell) worked well almost caught my computer on fire with burning smell and computer(could kill dell) after attempt of giving runaround...GOT MY MONEY BACK!(oh hell yea..) hoping to avoid buying another one with out attempting to kill my computer(rather not) but do anyone have any other ideas or programs i could use?^-^ comments and answers much appreciated-VEDETTA RED^-^

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Download and run 'Tree Size' it will tell you
by VAPCMD / October 22, 2007 12:10 PM PDT

exactly where all you disk space is being used. Also look thru the HELP or NEWBIES forum and you should find something about reducing your last 400 'Restore Points'. That can also take a lot of diskspace.

Exactly how large is the hard disk drive and how much free space do you have now ?


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TO VACPMC from Vend red
by Vendetta Red / October 23, 2007 8:58 AM PDT

total space 145GB 141 MB of free space... ok^-^ i'll try the tree size..and i been wondering about deleting my restore points could i do that with messing up something thanks^-^

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Low Disk Space
by billzhills / October 22, 2007 11:13 PM PDT

Un-installing applications, if I am reading your post correctly, will not free up
large amounts of hard drive space.

Better than even chance you have filled your drive with music, videos or pictures.

Burn these items to disk then delete these files off the hard drive.

Then run disk clean up.


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To bill from ven red^-^
by Vendetta Red / October 23, 2007 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Low Disk Space

So i should deleste all my music files to clear up space? thanks for the help^-^

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(NT) Why not put the music on CDs or DVDs ?
by VAPCMD / October 23, 2007 10:59 AM PDT
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(NT) Then Delete ........ :)
by billzhills / October 23, 2007 11:01 PM PDT
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OK^=^ i give it a try
by Vendetta Red / October 24, 2007 11:26 AM PDT

ok that what i try ..wish me luck and thanks again-VenRed^-^

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Didn't see
by PKsteven / October 24, 2007 2:22 PM PDT
In reply to: OK^=^ i give it a try

if you mentioned if you have more than one partition or if C: occupies full drive. Also, nothing wrong with getting another hard drive solely for backup purposes unless you have nowhere to hook it into of course, eg..IDE all taken.


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To: paul from Ven REd^-^
by Vendetta Red / October 25, 2007 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Didn't see

so your saying i can buy another hard drive and hook it up to the one i already have??

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I have
by PKsteven / October 25, 2007 9:51 AM PDT

3 hard drives 1 DVDburner. 1 for storage, 2 for OS's then a 200 gig on home network for backup and storage in my son's pc as well.

Of course it depends on your specs which I don't have, however, most likely you only have one IDE for your hard drive and rom drive.

If you have more than one, you can add a hard drive or if you have a couple sata drive connectors, you can add sata drives. So unless you are completely limited on the motherboard, you can.


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One other method
by PKsteven / October 25, 2007 9:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I have

Forgot to mention, an external drive would be an option as well.


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I second the motion ...excellent strategy.
by VAPCMD / October 25, 2007 11:03 AM PDT
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and wherever possible ... an INTERNAL HDD.


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I agree and just my method...
by PKsteven / October 25, 2007 12:07 PM PDT

The way I see it, the more backup\storage the better. I use my 3 drives, two are my son's with shares, DVD \ CD , and USB backup. Even a couple of ol' dusty floppies. I have every bit of info from almost 11 years ago until now and have lost nothing.

Every so often I get rid of anything completely obsolete and only keep what will be useful etc... but I have a good compacted 20 gigs on DVD which is about 5 DVDs and I update to CD when I get X amount of new info, plus keep current importants on USB for quick access. So really, 5 drives have same backup "but 3 with OSs" of the 20 gig info so if any one drive goes, I still have it accessible on another.

May sound extreme but as stated, I can go back 11 years and still have emails, etc...

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