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Hard drive is full

I tried to get space on my hardrive by using disk cleanup but it still full
tried to remove some files from the control panel but

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Aquire disk imaging program such as norton ghost. Install 2nd, larger HDD into existing computer. Boot computer using ghost boot disk. "Image" existing HDD to newer, larger HDD.

Remove existing HDD. Set 'new' HDD to proper position (Master, etc).

Boot computer.

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Slow microsoft


your laptop may be slow due to following reason
- Too many programs running at startup or in the background
- Data Corruption, hard disk fragmentation
- Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers
- Not enough hard drive space, too many unused programs
- Left over programs, old cached and temporary files
So Follow these steps to fix computer problem::
- Delete all the temp files
- Remove unused programs
- install latest drivers from the manufacturer site
- Install and run antispyware software
- Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
- Defragment your hard disk drive
If you are unable to perform above tasks then use a single utility tool like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of system slow

Sep 16, 2013 | Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 Laptop Computer

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Windows XP: How to run Disk Cleanup


Disk Cleanup is a file deletion utility that comes pre-installed in most Windows operating systems. It is a good, simple tool to use to free up disk space and to get rid of files that you don't need. Here are the steps to run Disk Cleanup in Windows XP:

A. Click on the Start button.

B. Click on My Computer. (If there is no My Computer icon on your Start menu, you can typically find it on the desktop.)

C. Right click on your hard drive (usually, this will be the C: drive) and select Properties.

D. Under the General tab, click the button labeled Disk Cleanup.

E. The program will take a little while to load while it figures out file sizes and locations. Once it finishes, the Disk Cleanup window will appear. The files you can delete to reclaim hard drive space are grouped by type (Temporary Internet Files, Office Setup Files, etc.) Next to each file type will be the amount of disk space you'll gain by deleting those files, and underneath the file types you can see a description of the currently-selected file type. Decide which files you can delete, and put a check mark next to those types. (If you're not sure which files are included in a certain group, you can click the View Files button below the description to see the exact files in question.)

F. Once you've selected all of the file types you want, click OK.

G. A confirmation box will appear; choose Yes to remove the files. Depending on how many files you chose to delete, the removal may go quickly or it might take a minute or two. Once it finishes, the Disk Cleanup window will close.

on Sep 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My computer is slow


your System may be slow due to following reason
- Too many programs running at startup or in the background
- Data Corruption, hard disk fragmentation
- Missing Windows updates or outdated drivers
- Not enough hard drive space, too many unused programs
- Left over programs, old cached and temporary files
So Follow these steps to fix computer problem::
- Delete all the temp files
- Remove unused programs
- install latest drivers from the manufacturer site
- Install and run antispyware software
- Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool
- Defragment your hard disk drive
If you are unable to perform above tasks then use a single utility tool like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of system slow

Sep 04, 2013 | Operating Systems

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My computor is slow and unresponsive Why?


Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start. scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program and some unnecessary programs you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/ then defragment your hard drive adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules
you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer. This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Watch the demo (1:00) this should speed up your computer

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Slower function of laptop


Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.


scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit


http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7



if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program


and some unnecessary programs


you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections



click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now



click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer



also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/



then defragment your hard drive



adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules


you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible


you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.



Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.



It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.





Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation.


Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup.


It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Watch the demo (1:00)




this should speed up your computer


hope this helps

Nov 05, 2012 | Operating Systems

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I T PLAYER SCREEN FREEZES BUT HAVE SOUND


Perform these tasks:: >> Remove unused programs >> Install and run antispyware software >>Free up wasted space with Disk Cleanup tool >>Defragment your hard disk drive >>Fix Registry errors & junk files by using Reginout >> Update drivers that control your PC >>

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My computer is getting really slow now. what can i do?


Actually sir there are a lot of reason why a computer becomes slow..First because of viruses, secondly your computer is very populated with files and applications and your hardware devices cannot accommodate it. But since you're connecting to the internet i know you have a good antivirus..perhaps i recommend you to try this 1. examine your files and application and choose the files you frequently used and not frequently used. 2. delete unwanted files and applications that you already didn't use so that it will free hard disk space and virtual memory of your computer. 3 go to recycle bin and empty it. freeing hard disk space and virtual memory can help your computer perform much faster...Reply to this post if your problem are not solved..Tnx for using fixya..

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How can i speed up my aircel internet on pc


5 ways to speed up your PCBy following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.
1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.
3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    checkdisk.jpgExample of Check Disk Local Disk dialog box

  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.
4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare. This scan is a free service and will help check for and remove viruses.
5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.

Jun 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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My OS drive is always running short of space. i've dedicated a 12 gb partition for my os drive. this problem prevents me from using my com properly.i cannot download an install even small programmes, not...


Assuming you're running Windows, a 12G partition is not really large enough as you already found out. It may be large enough for the operating system itself but not much else. Most likely, your temporary internet files, recycle bin and other "stuff" are also on that drive. One thing you can try is the Disk Cleanup tool. On XP go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Cleanup. The default options are usually good but check them carefully. Also, don't compress old files. That can make your system run slower. You should be able to free up enough space to download your antivirus updates. Consider this a first step - you should investigate a larger partition for your OS. Make sure temorary files, program installs, etc. are going to a different drive and you should be cleaning up OS updates and removing programs that you are not using.

Sep 11, 2009 | Operating Systems

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To slow


Computer slowdowns have several factors.

How much memory do you have?

If its 256 or below, try adding or upgrading it to 512 mb or more. Having insufficient memory causes your computer to take some space of your hard disk as a substitute, which is a lot slower than the memory ram.

Also check how much space is available on your hard disk. About 15% of the hard disk space must be freed to prevent slowdown.

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to clean some unneeded files. Go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to clean up, then click Properties, and click Disk Cleanup.

Try also to defrag your files to lessen the time for the access arm of your hard disk to search/read a file. To defrag your hard disk (or other storage device), go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to defrag, click on Properties, then tools, and click Deframent now. Analyze first so you will know if you should defrag the volume, then defrag if necessary. Do this every month to prevent too much fragmentation of files.

Scan for virus and spyware, becuase most of them take hard disk space, memory and have high CPU usage, thus making your system slow even there is no program running. For free anti virus, try AVG. For anti-spyware, try SpyBot S&D.

Also make sure that your computer is properly ventilated. Heat could also limit the performance of your computer.

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