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My hard disk c: drive 100%. free space is zero.i delete my tem file and others un necessary file.but free space show 678MB.why

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Depending on what you do with your computer, the temporary files may be large or small. you may need to remove some bigger files and applications or get a new Hard Disk (1TB is not too expensive these days). You can also run the Disk Cleaning Utility under Windows AND MAKE SURE YOUR RECYCLE BIN/TRASH IS EMPTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you manually deleted the Temp files, there are still many more which are hidden from your view. You can use system utilities like Ccleaner or TuneUp. (Click Here to Download Ccleaner), install it and run the "Run Cleaner", you'll see how much space is freed up from your computer, i.e from C: drive.

You also need to understand that all the files saved on the Desktop, My Documents, etc.. are saved on C: Drive, All Programs installed are also installed on the same drive if you didn't select the installation directory during the installation.

If possible, move files from My Documents, including My Pictures, My Music, My Videos etc.. to other Drive, i.e other partition.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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Could you please explain the problem in little more detail ?

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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
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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
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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 startall programsaccessoriessystem 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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How to perform a Disk Cleanup.


Disk cleanup
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up disk space by searching your disk for unwanted files and temporary files that you can safely delete without problems. It can remove all of the following:



Files in the Recycle Bin.
Temporary Internet files.
Temporary Windows files located in the Temporary files folder.
Optional Windows components that you are not using.
Installed programs that you no longer use or wish to use.


To launch the Disk Cleanup tool via Start menu go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

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A dialogue window should now appear enabling you to select the drive you want to clean up. Select the required drive and click OK.
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The specified drive will be examined and the amount of space you can potentially free up is calculated and displayed.
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The results, showing the amount of space that can be recovered by deleting files a secific type of file that is not needed is then displayed on the Disk Cleanup tab as shown below.
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Select the files and click Ok to remove these un-needed files.

Now that a Disk Cleanup has been performed your hard drive should perform slightly faster and have less clutter lying around.

I suggest you perform the disk cleanup tool every once in a while to ensure that your hard drive has a greater lifespan, never has any need to crash or come up with errors caused by unnecessary files, greater performance and increased productivity especially where it is needed most, in the workplace.

on Mar 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Maintain Your Hard Drive.


Your hard disk drive is one of the most important parts of your PC. It's where all your system files, applications and user data is kept. Most people understand the issue of security, the importance of making regular backups of your user data as an insurance policy against hard drive crashes. Few people realise and appreciate the importance of having regular hard disk maintenance which is designed to keep it in good working order.

The ultimate way to revitalise and cleanse your PC is to wipe the hard drive, start from scratch and then reinstall the operating system. However, there is much you can do to avoid such a situation arising, simply by using utilities provided within the bundle of your Windows operating system.

Disk cleanup
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space by searching your disk for unwanted files that you can safely delete. It can remove all of the following:

Temporary Internet files.
Files in the Recycle Bin.
Temporary Windows files located in the Temporary files folder.
Optional Windows components that you are not using.
Installed programs that you no longer use.

To launch Disk Cleanup via Start menu go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
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A dialogue window should now appear enabling you to select the drive you want to clean up. Select the required drive and click OK.
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The specified drive will be exampined and the amount of space you can potentially free up is calculated.
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The results, showing the amount of space that can be recovered by deleting files that are not needed are then displayed on the Disk Cleanup tab.
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Error Checking
Chkdsk.exe is a utility which verifies the logical integrity of a file system. In the event of the utility encountering logical inconsistencies in file system data, it will perform the necessary actions to repair the file system data. The same utility in earlier versions of Windows was called to as ScanDisk.

To Launch Chkdsk go to My Computer and right-click the hard disk you want to have checked. Then click Properties and select the Tools tab.
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Click on Check Now.

A dialogue box showing the Check disk options is displayed.
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Select the appropriate options and click Start.

You may get the following message.
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If so click Yes and your computer will reboot and then perform the scan.

Disk Defragmentation
Since files are constantly being written, deleted and over written to the hard drive, files are likely to become fragmented and scattered all over the drive. The disk defragment tool takes these files and puts them in order by eliminating spaces between files.

To start the disk defragment tool go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
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Then select the Tools tab and click Defragment Now.
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It should now display the hard drives showing total capacity as well as the free space of the drive(s).
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Now select the drive you want to defragment and click Analyse.
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The drive is scanned and a visual representation of how it is currently fragmented is displayed.

Depending on the the results of the analysis, you will be advised as to whether or not the volume should be defragmented.
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Even if it's not necessary, you can choose to Defragment anyway if you like.

The time it takes to defragment the hard drive is dependent on the size of the drive, how the fragmentation lies and how much free space it has.

As the drive defrags you can see how it is neatly repacking the files by looking at the bottem visual bar.
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Once it is complete you will get the following message
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You can choose to view the report which will show hard drive information such as free space, used space, cluster size and the free space as a percentage. Or you can just lick Close as the defragmentation is now complete.

Doing these checks frequently will prolong the lifespan of your hard drive and make sure it's running at maximum speed.

on Mar 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My disk space is low and has shut down some of my appl ications. i am running ubuntu 8.04 how can i free disk space?


Add another drive (simple inexpensive)
or
Delete un-necessary files
Delete temporary files.

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Why does my laptop show low disc space?


Hello

The low disc space message refers to the amount of free disc space on your c drive. The c drive is the drive on which your windows is installed, thus yu need to delete some games or not neccesary files to free up some space on your drive. Hope this can help you.

Kind regards
Andrea

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Deleting files does not free up disk space


Note that "deleted" items move from their location into the "Recycle Bin".

So, "empty" the Recycle Bin, in order to reclaim the space.

Or, when deleting:
1. click ONCE to select a file/folder to be deleted
2. hold the SHIFT key down
3. click the DELETE key
4. release the SHIFT key

This will "permanently" delete the file/folder, immediately freeing-up the disk-space.

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I have a compaq presario CQ60 and it keeps showing low disk space on presario _RP(D:). how do i clear this ?


empty the trash bin, delete un-necessary files you don't use. games you never play off. programs that take up space. back up the files you want on an external hard drive.

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I can't delete files from my Maxtor 3200 external hard drive


The other comments are not the easiest way to free up space on the drive. The reason you aren't seeing a change in free space is because of a drive error (probably unplugged without unmounting). So First open up disk utilities and fix the hard drive (should only take 1-2 min). After the drive is fixed select erase free space (zero out data is fine for now). This usually takes about 20 min for me with a 120 gig hard drive. This allows you to have the free space without having to move all of those files around (which for me would be a problem because I have 100 gigs used on my drive, which would take forever).

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MY C drive Booting drive is 30GB, in side c drive file properties is showing 20GB bt free space is showing 2GB


Its probably formatted not to use the entire space of the disk, is there another partition or "D" drive where your restore/backup stuff is? That could be take up the rest of the space. Hard disks are always described as being a certain size but can be formatted by windows tlo split up the drive into smaller chunks called partitions. Your C drive/partition might be way less then 30Gb therefore only showing up as 22Gb

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