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I cannot free up disk space on my Presario C disk. I have tried everything that I have been instructed to do. I cannot get rid of "compress old files" Help!

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Try the disk cleanup utility if you haven't already.

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perform a disk clean up by right clicking on c disk and then properties and then disk clean.if it still doesnot give u much space type %temp% in run and delete whatever file which is present in it.if u want more space then u can delete ur system restore point by opening my com then clicking view ,my system properties and then system restore tab and then check the box sayinig turn of system restore of all drive and then apply by doing this u can get at leastr 1.5 gb to 2gb of space bu remember by doing this u cannot restore ur com to previous stage through system restore do it if ur pc is problem free.if u want even more space then open my computer and then c drive then document and setting then click the foder by the name of the pc owner and then my recent document and delete all file from there to get this foder first open my com then too and folder option and view and untiock the option by view hdeen file and folder

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SOURCE: My D: drive is 99% full how do I free up disk space ?

Music, video and pictures use the most hard drive space. Store them on a disc or on line storage site. After the delete or removing as advised, defrag you hard drive. This should free up space. Get rid of any programs you don't use. As long as you don't delete hidden files you should be fine. Hope this helps. If you are using windows XP go to start, control panel add and remove programs and delete only the programs that you installed and remove only them.

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Your D drive is usually for system restore. Insteed of system restore disk the manufacturer will partition a drive and place the installation data in the D drive. You should have a C drive and this is where you want to focus on. Delete unwanted pictures , music, and other unwanted files. Movies will really use a lot of drive space.

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You can compress the disk and gain a little room which might meet your needs, otherwise you can buy a new disk and install it. I have cloned many laptop disk drives onto new ones. It does take some special cables and and a desktop computer to do however.

Before I do either, I'd try a disk clean up. Turn system restore off then back on to delete all the SR files. Down load CCleaner and run it against the disk and run the registry cleaner.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Disable Hibernation and delete Hiberfil.sys, if the space problem is critical on your System Drive. Its a hidden file on the root directory of your system drive. Open Control Panel. Type Hibernate in the search bar. Select turn Hibernate On / Off.

If you want to try the compress, double click My Computer, right click on the C:\drive, PROPERTIES, check Compress this drive.. This will take awhile so don't turn off the computer or let it shut down. Some say you should not compress the windows folder but I've never had a problem and they slow down is almost not noticable.

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My compaq says the E disc space is full, I've tryed to empty some. I can't. Is there a way to put it on disc C? Also, My windows security seems to have tripled. Can I remove some of those? Thanks


Have you tried to compress old files?

Go to my computer - right click the E: Drive and choose properties.

Hit the Disk Cleanup button - when it appears tick the compress old files option. This can free up a lot of space by compressing files you have not accessed in a long time.

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My D: drive is 99% full how do I free up disk space ?


Music, video and pictures use the most hard drive space. Store them on a disc or on line storage site. After the delete or removing as advised, defrag you hard drive. This should free up space. Get rid of any programs you don't use. As long as you don't delete hidden files you should be fine. Hope this helps. If you are using windows XP go to start, control panel add and remove programs and delete only the programs that you installed and remove only them.

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Boot up the laptop then click on My Computer then right click on the C Drive then click on Disk Cleanup. This will get rid of
unnecessary files, deleted files in the Recycle bin etc and free up diskspace. (tick all the boxes to remove the old files).
This process will take a long time (don't stop it) especially if you have not done this before.

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My machine is running slow and


Did you really purge everything? Temporary files, log files, etc?
If not, the first thing to do is a disk cleanup. Get rid of everything (though compressing old files might take a very long time - sometimes it is not worth the trouble). Any temporary file will make windows explorer and internet explorer slower. Clean these regularly. Also, set your pagefile to at least 1,5 times the size of your RAM. And defrag your disk every once in a while.
Also, try to get "Free Registry Defrag" from the web and run it. It helps.
Oh, and a dusty machine is a slow machine. Vacuum its bowels.

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It doesn't actually delete anything when you select Compress Old Files. It actually searches your hard drive and anything that hasn't been used for so many days (forgot how many). This is ok if you need more hard drive space but if you have enough space, you should not use this tool. It will severly slow down your computer while accessing those files. For information on how to disable this, go :

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310312

If your laptop is slow it probably needs some maintenance like:

Removing Cookies.Temp files. TIF's with CCleaner
Installing ScrubXp to automatically remove such files.
Running Defragmenter in Safe Mode

Also, download and install WinPatrol,Ad-ware 2008 and SpyBlaster.
AVG Anti-virus is great protection against viruses and Trojans
Programs mentioned are free. Defragmenter is part of OS.
MyComputer,C:drive,Tools. defragmenter.
Please remember to rate all users who assist you for free :)

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