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I am showing I have no more disk space and I cannot defregmentate. I show only 2% free space. Also I disk cleanup and it didn't do much. How do I find where the problem lies.

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The simpliest answer would be to de-install games, media, and audio files. Even as far back as Win95 and even Dos it was nearly impossible to put that much programming onto a hard drive unless a bunch of junk files were added i.e. the games, movies, and songs. Now a smart man would try to write any or all of his more important media files to a CD/DVD writer assuming he has one before deleting from his hard drive. His games would probably have to be re-installed later if he considers the health of his hard drive to be of supreme importance. There are defragmentation programs that will run at 2%, but the runtime on such program on what is probably a highly fragmented drive would be atrocious and the user would most likely stop the defrag before being completed. Plus these programs are not free. Fragmented drives with so little free space would and do cause major headaches when writing information to DVD/CD, i.e. any copied information to DVD/CD would have to verified against original information on hard drive before they could be trusted. Imgburn 2.4.2.0 is one such DVD/CD wrtiing program that is not only small but also free and is considered to be one of the best small programs on the market for such endeavors
But the best answer of all is simply not let your hard drive ever get into this predicament. But now that the situation has occured you might want to try DU from Microsoft SysInternals located here . It will provide a graphical view of which folders are occupying the most space on your hard drive. Be aware, don't remove the Windows and Program Files folders, in fact until you learn how to look at this program and Windows Explorer, don't remove any folders. Just remove video, music, and games files, else you might end up with a computer that won't boot up...

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How To Clean Up Your Computer


Everything in life needs maintenance, and your computer is no different. Everything you do and see on your computer takes up space. Over time, heavy use can start to weigh it down and make your pc run slow. What can you do when your computer becomes cluttered and slow? That's easy! You can clean it up and reorganize the stored files for optimal performance.<br /> <br /> The first thing to do to clean up your pc is to run "disk cleanup". Disk cleanup is a program that deletes clutter and creates more useable memory. If you are using Windows Xp, you can find disk clean up by clicking on "start", then "programs" and "accessories". Then slide over to "system tools" and click on "disk cleanup".<br /> <br /> After clicking on disk cleanup, your computer will display a message that says it is calculating how much space can be recovered on your "C" drive. When it is finished, you will see a screen that shows choices of files in which to purge on the left and the "ok" button on the bottom. Click on every box that is available and choose ok to begin cleaning your disk.<br /> <br /> This process can take a while, depending on how long it has been since the last time you cleaned your computer. When its finished, the program will have removed all unnecessary files to free more memory space. But we are not done yet! There is still one more program to run the complete the process and leave your computer running at its best. That program is called "disk defragmentor" and its found in the same place as disk cleanup.<br /> <br /> To run disk defragmentor, click on "start", "programs" find "accessories" and then choose "system tools". Click on disk defragmentor and a window will open asking which drive you wish to defragmentate. Choose your "C" drive and then click "ok" or "defrag" at the bottom.<br /> <br /> Disk defragmentor reorganizes files to bring all of your free space to the front of the drive where it is needed most. <br /> <br /> Running both of these programs once every couple of weeks will keep your computer at its best.

on Mar 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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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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

Mar 12, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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My hard drive is full


Have you tried Cleaning out old files, Defragment your Hard Drive

got to:
Start>Computer
RIGHT Click on your C:

Your C: Properties should show up.

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Press the Disk Cleanup button.

This next screen will show up displaying the Cleanup progress.


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After that is finished, you will get this screen showing files that can be deleted.


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Check the boxes that you want to remove the files from and click OK.

Now that is one way to free up some space.

Now on to Defragging your Hard Drive.

go to:
Start>Computer
RIGHT Click on your C:

Your C: Properties should show up.

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Click the "Tools" tab and you will see this.



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Click the "Defragment Now.." button, follow the instructions and let it run.

Depending on how bad your files are fragmented, it could take 10mins to a couple, maybe even several hours.

Hope this helps:) Don't forget to rate.

Dec 23, 2010 | 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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How to speed up your computer's performance?


Information: There are some few guidelines that you can follow to maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly.

Free Up Disk Space
By freeing disk space, you can improve the performance of your computer. The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk. The utility 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.
• Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
• Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.
To use Disk Cleanup

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.
Disk Cleanup calculates the amount of space you will be able to free.
2. In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, scroll through the content of the Files to delete list.
Choose the files that you want to delete.
3. Clear the check boxes for files that you don't want to delete, and then click OK.
4. When prompted to confirm that you want to delete the specified files, click Yes.
After a few minutes, the process completes and the Disk Cleanup dialog box closes, leaving your computer cleaner and performing better.
Speed Up Access to Data
Disk 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.
Run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals, optimally monthly, certain events warrant running the utility outside of the monthly rule of thumb.
You should run Disk Defragmenter under the following circumstances:
• You add a large number of files.
• Your free disk space nears 15 percent.
• You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

To use Disk Defragmenter:
1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
Click Analyze to start the Disk Defragmenter.
2. In the Disk Defragmenter dialog box, click the drives that you want to defragment, and then click the Analyze button.
After the disk is analyzed, a dialog box appears, letting you know whether you should defragment the analyzed drives.
Tip: You should analyze a volume before defragmenting it to get an estimate of how long the defragmentation process will take.
3. To defragment the selected drive or drives, click the Defragment button.
After the defragmentation is complete, Disk Defragmenter displays the results.
4. To display detailed information about the defragmented disk or partition, click View Report.
5. To close the View Report dialog box, click Close.
6. To close the Disk Defragmenter utility, click the Close button on the title bar of the window.
Detect and Repair Disk Errors
In 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 try to run this utility weekly to help prevent data loss.
To run the Error Checking utility:
Important: Be sure to close all files before running the Error-Checking utility.
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
4. Click the Check Now button.
5. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
In most circumstances, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
6. 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.

on Jul 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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More space required on C drive.


Hi,

You can recover your c drive space by using the disk cleanup utility .
Just click on :-
Start>accessories> system tools> Disk Cleanup

A new window popup here you select c drive fro cleanup.

It will calculate now the space thatcan be free.
select all the files that can be deleted and click ok.

It will give you space occupied by unnecessary file that was using using your harddisk space.

Sep 18, 2009 | Evesham Computers & Internet

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Using aol computer check up .. i get reply that hard disk is almost full.. one click fix provided does not resolve problem .. what alternatives are available ? thank you hkensky@aol.com


From my-computer right click on on hard-disk / properties this will show you how much free space available. Windows has system tools to check your hard disk for problems, like scan disk, disk cleanup, and disk defragmenter. Click start/hellp and support for more info. If you don;t find what you need let me know. Larry

Mar 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Freeing up extra hard drive space


Are you out of hard drive space but can't find anything you'd like to remove from your computer?

Maybe you should try doing a Disk Cleanup.
Disk Cleanup will remove unnecessary files from your hard drive and if it hasn't been done on your system previously, free up a lot of space in the process.

To do a Disk Cleanup:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Disk Cleanup" button next to the visual representation of your hard drive space.
Disk Cleanup will calculate how much space you can free up and
what should be removed.
5) Under "Files to delete" select any files you don't want or need.
Generally all of the tabs can be selected and none of the files are
needed by your system. Below on "Description" you can view what
the files listed under each tab are for.
6) Once you have selected all of the files you want to remove click OK.
7) Disk Cleanup will remove the files from your system.
Disk Cleanup is complete.

on Dec 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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