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I can't get my norton to install. my computer doesn't have enough space, and I don't know what to delete. I have already clean my c drive and it want let me defrag. Also my computer keeps cutting off.

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Install norton to another drive ,
or incease u drive size by partition magic,
remove windows componenents frm add/remove programs.
delete temp ffiles,prefetch files,recent files.
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commands for delete above files
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Computer wont connect to the internet


You will need a USB flash drive with enough space on it to contain the drivers. With another computer, download the drivers by going to

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=403747&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=403745&taskId=135

Select your operating system and scroll down to the networking section. Download the drivers and drag them to your USB drive.

Plug drive into the DC5000 and run the installation program or use Windows to find the drivers on the drive by manually pointing to them in the Windows hardware wizard.

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Programs will run and them freeze up(not responding)


This could be such a wide range of issue, multiple solutions are possible.

1. Run a full computer scan with virus protection software...NOT NORTONS! Just trust me on that...
2. Perhaps you are running too many programs at once, or very large programs simultaneously and your computer RAM or CPU cannot keep up.
3. Perhaps your HDD needs defragmenting
4. Could be good to run a Check Disk
5. Run the Cleanup wizard to delete any unnecessary files ie temp internet files, temporary install files etc.

Unfortunately, the list goes on. There really isn't enough information here to give an accurate diagnoses

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C drive is too small and it is full. a norton tech said i need a least 2gb ram if my computer has the capacity.


Dear Dtrmn2wn,
I am not quite sure about the concern here .. To start with harddisk and RAM are two separate entities .. when you say C drive.. its your harddisk and when you say 2GB RAM.. its the actual RAM or Memory on your computer.
Now to make space on C drive all you need to do is un-install all the unnecessary softwares that might be occupying the space on harddrive .. delete the files that you no more require .. If you have movies or songs sitting on the C drive then move them to external storage or burn them to CD/DVDs .. Delete temporary internet files, cookies. Check "My Documents" and see what stuff you can delete and what can be moved to external media.
That should free up some space on C drive

Now if you want extra RAM then you will have to buy additional RAM cards and will have to insert them in the RAM slots .. Just check with the PC manufacturer on what kind of RAM is compatible and how much can your computer hold.

Hope that helps .. In case you still have additional queries then please feel free to write back and I would be glad to answer you :)

Regards,
Srinivas

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Computer slowed down considerabily.


Check whether this is not a viral slow down. If not i suggest this

1. Give enough space to the hard drive.
2. Uninstall unused application for a long time and not needed anymore.
3. Install Ccleaner, this can clean your registry, cookies, and other junk files.
4. Defragment your drive. If you have enough space already.


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Norton is unable to back up as there is not enough storage space. I would like norton to back up onto my c drive not on the internet is that possible? Is norton now acting as a virus as everything...


maybe you are running out of disk space that's one reason why your pc is running slow try to clean up your system from unwanted files which are just taking up space. download and run this utility >>> http://www.ccleaner.com/

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Cant access the internet on a packard bell computer. have been advised to get a norton removal tool but can't download one because we cant get on the internet




First try this: (Save your Norton KEY#) From your friends computer download the Norton removal tool and save it onto a disc. (Have a disc in the drive> save it there-it will be an exe file) Then put the disc in your drive. Locate your drive with the disc under my computer. Click on it and then click on the exe file. It should start to run immediately. After you have done this do a search under search /C/files and folders and search for "Norton" it should bring up all the leftover files and folders from old installations. you can delete those as well. You should also run a registry cleanup if you have a program for resgistry cleaning. Restart your computer and see if you can get on the internet now. If you can , go to www.comodo.com and download their free virus control firewall and install it (make sure you do a clean install-turn off any other running proggys.) Anyway, first let's see if you can get on the internet. Good Luck and if this does not work- don;t give up, we will try something else.

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