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A friend gave me an older computer /w Windows 2000 Professional

I had a hard time defragmenting it. Finally I have hardly any red (fragmented) files but a lot of blue (contiguous). I only have %16 free space. I have deleted almost all program files, documents, etc. I have also used programs to delete all unnecessary and old files. %16 seems a very low amount of free space to have. Can I delete these blue files or will my computer cease to run if I do. Any suggestions?

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  • christian Abong May 11, 2010

    what is the specs of your computer?

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    How big is the hard drive?



    Double click My Computer, then right click on the C: drive and select Properties. What is the (1) Capacity (2) Used Space (3) Free Space?



    You can also run the Disk Cleanup option from there. You can delete your Recycle Bin files, Temp files, Temporary Internet Files, and some others.

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Sir,
Better to format the drive and reinstall the OS(Operating System)

Thanks Good Luck
Appreciate to rate as "Fixya"

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