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

How do I free up disk space on my D: drive without harming my pc . I don't know what programs to delet or really anything about freeing up disk space. This all really started when I tried to creat mu first backup disk.

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    Ryan Sharich May 11, 2010

    There is a very good chance that the single hard drive is partitioned into two separate drives. The D:\ drive is where all the files for a system recovery are stored encase you ever need to reinstall Windows due to some unknown error in the future. It saves the company, in this case HP (Compaq is owned by them), the cost on printing, supplying and shipping recovery disc with the computer... saving them money since you may never need to use them.

    If you have stored personal files on that drive, I suggest moving them to the C:\ in you (My) Documents folder. If there are no personal files of yours on that drive, there is nothing you can do except leave it be...


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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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It's hard to explain,best to buy a larger harddrive and start again.Many freeware programs are available for everything and best found on a google search.Free antivirus is from Panda antivirus cloud 9 and zone alarm free firewall.Go to your manufacturers websitre and download the latest drivers and the rest can be found on driverguide.com for free.An alternative is to format your harddrive(backup everything onto dvd) using nero or go to NCH.au a australian company that gives you free fantastic dvd burning software.For easier understanding try googling help topics e.g. backing up my harddrive or harddrive full how to replace it.Windows can be reloaded if you have a origional disc and the origional code.Computing is easy dont give up,youll be amazed at the help on a google search for a more detailed explanation.

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If my solutions sounds great please email me for further assistance. diazphi@gmail.com. because it is really hard to demonstrate on this page because there is no features to attached pictures for visual instructions.

best regards,

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