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Iv got a 300gb usb hard drive i had backed up some files and then deleted every thing but in the properties it shows all in blue [hard drive ] were is thers nothing in it wen i plug in it comes up as a removeable device and it doesnt open becaus it says insert a disc

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Format the drive.

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I've dual booted win8 with linux, to remove i used "easyBCD" to restore MBR, and deleted the partition. the deleted partition was lost and my harddisk capacity (showing as online) reduced to 300gb fro

erase your drive and deallocate and repartiton your whole drive using fdisk(windows) or utility softwares like killdisk
also one thing is to be noted that Linux systems recognizes the windows fat32 and ntfs partitions but windows doesn't recognize file systems like ext4 or swap which are the prime type of file systems partitions used in Linux systems!

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How to remove unwanted files from your hard drive to increase computer speed and...

This instruction will help you remove unnecessary files from you hard drive. Generally these are temporary files that the computer generates whenever you perform a task on the computer. An example would be searching the internet and making a word document. Follow the instructions below on a regular basis to keep unwanted files from clogging up your hard drive.

Double Click on My Computer, you will open a window showing all your drives.
Right click the “C” Drive, you will get a menu
Click on Properties
Look for “Disk Cleanup”
The system will start searching for unneeded files
A window will come up showing a list of files that can be deleted
Delete Temporary Internet Files, Temporary Files, Cookies and a any other files you recognize as unnecessary.
Click OK and the files will be deleted.

Keeping your hard drive uncluttered as much as possible will help keep your PC functioning at peak capacity.

I hope that you have found this tip useful.

on Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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If the hard drive has filled up, but you didn't actually store any music or photos or video, then you probably have programs that have stored "temporary files" on your hard drive.

Go to the Windows Control Panel, and choose Internet Options. Click on Delete Files, and choose to delete the Cache, including any "offline" files.

If you use Firefox for a browser, click on Tools and then Clear Recent History. Clear only the Cache.

Jan 14, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My hard drive is full

Have you tried Cleaning out old files, Defragment your Hard Drive

got to:
RIGHT Click on your C:

Your C: Properties should show up.

Press the Disk Cleanup button.

This next screen will show up displaying the Cleanup progress.

After that is finished, you will get this screen showing files that can be deleted.

Check the boxes that you want to remove the files from and click OK.

Now that is one way to free up some space.

Now on to Defragging your Hard Drive.

go to:
RIGHT Click on your C:

Your C: Properties should show up.

Click the "Tools" tab and you will see this.

Click the "Defragment Now.." button, follow the instructions and let it run.

Depending on how bad your files are fragmented, it could take 10mins to a couple, maybe even several hours.

Hope this helps:) Don't forget to rate.

Dec 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Ok my issue is that I had a Dell Optiplex given to

Check your hard drive usage and capacity in the system properties before investing in a new hard drive -- sometimes malware can trick you into deleting programs and files. If you are running Windows XP or Vista, open the Start menu and click on My Computer (Computer, if you're running Vista). Right click on the C: drive and select Properties. It will show you how much space your hard drive has, and how much is being used.

If you really do have very little space, try to move large files like movies and music to external storage such as DVDs. You can also run the Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary files and empty caches.

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Computer goes to blue screen when turned on.

Windows need at least 50 to 60MB just to function this does not include windows swap file.
Windows will not go to D drive for this space.
You have two options. Buy a larger primary hard disk drive for windows and all your data.
Two, delete D drive partition. Personally I would buy a 250GB or 300GB drive and install windows fresh. Once windows is installed and updated I would jumper the old primary drive to function as a slave drive and connect it into the system. By doing this you will not loose any data from the old primary disk drive. You can copy most of you're data to the new drive but will still have to reinstall other programs.
Lastly you can reduce the D drive partition. To do this click start and type diskmgmt.msc into the run window. Delete the D drive. Windows will add the freed space to C drive after a reboot.

Good luck!

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Have an hp pavillion a6319fh boots to blue screen and curser

Could be alot of things, Scratched , even a small pinprick on the CD, or you have some bad ram, or your Hard drive is going. Thats the thing about troubleshooting a PC.

Sep 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Unrecognized partition

You need to unlocked that one
Use partion magic software to partition your drive.You can dowload it for free.

Apr 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Disk space

How big is your hard drive?
Download ccleaner from:

this will get rid of all your uneeded files.

go to start>my computer>

then right click on your c: drive and select properties.

this will tell you how much of your drive is used.
Defragging usually dosent pay any rewards when you take into account how long it takes compared to any benefits.

if space is that tight then i suggest buying an external usb hard drive. these are cheap and easy to install and you can copy all of your non system files over to it.

Apr 29, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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