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Drive space problems

My smaller drive the F drive where the main sytem compenets are stored keeps filling up slowing my computer down i wanna wipe it clean and start or just restore to factory settings

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    side i have same problem

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If I am not mistaken the OS should be on Drive "C". Do you have two HDD or more than one partition on drive "C". Drive "F" would be further down the list. Anyway I would just add a larger HDD for storage because you you will probably need it sooner or later. Or maybe add an external HDD. Un-install any programs you you are not using. Clean out "C" of cookies and all that other stuff that accumulates. Then DE-FRAGMENT the drive. That should speed things up. If the unit works OK I would avoid a re-install because as you can see in these troubleshooting pages, re-installing can be a can of worms in itself.

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Go for it. Get your OS CD, reformat that sucka.

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Fragmentation of your hard disk will limit the amount of room reported on your HDD so a simple defrag could help. If you wish to free up disk space after doing a defrag and it still reports the same amount of room on your HDD you can use your add/remove and uninstalling any programs, games etc that are not used or used very little. If you are becoming limited on space due to windows updates etc then it maybe time to get a larger HDD and transfer all files and settings using transfer wizard to the new drive and then keep the old drive as a slave for extra storage. If you have done this and you still are very limited in HDD room then adding more space with another drive will increase it further but remember anything that has to do with windows or main programs such as office etc will all be stored to your main drive. I hope this helps.

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2. Uninstall unused application for a long time and not needed anymore.
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4. Defragment your drive. If you have enough space already.


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"low disk space on Presario_RD (D)"
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