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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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My laptop is Dell inspiron, It gives me warning of low disk spsce . At c there is operating system , in other place I remove unnecessary documents , still no solution


Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently. This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access.
Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.
Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment.
When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.
Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

May 12, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 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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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 Free up low disc space on asus 901?


  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

  2. In the Drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

  3. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then clickOK.

  4. In the message that appears, click Delete files.

Nov 25, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 901 XP Notebook

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My computer is getting really slow now. what can i do?


Actually sir there are a lot of reason why a computer becomes slow..First because of viruses, secondly your computer is very populated with files and applications and your hardware devices cannot accommodate it. But since you're connecting to the internet i know you have a good antivirus..perhaps i recommend you to try this 1. examine your files and application and choose the files you frequently used and not frequently used. 2. delete unwanted files and applications that you already didn't use so that it will free hard disk space and virtual memory of your computer. 3 go to recycle bin and empty it. freeing hard disk space and virtual memory can help your computer perform much faster...Reply to this post if your problem are not solved..Tnx for using fixya..

Jul 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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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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My acer aspire 5100 says its very low on disc space in C drive and now my email wont function. When I go to control panel programs and features it says that there are 1.77GB of programs installed but the C...


The simplest solution is to run Disk Cleanup as follows....
1. click start then hi-light All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click on Disk Cleanup
2. wait while Disk Cleanup calculates how much space you will be able to free on ACER (C:)
3. in the Disk Cleanup for ACER (C:) under Files to delete:
4. click to set the check-boxes of the groups of files you wish to delete
5. at bottom of the list is the Total amount of disk space you gain
6. click OK button and on Disk Cleanup for ACER (C:) pop-up, click the Yes button
7. redo the preceding, clicking on the More Options tab to free more disk space from other areas.

Apr 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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I do have the latest windows 7 on my laptop but when I try to open a document sent 2 me in my emails it says there is not enough space?


You could try running Disk Cleanup.
Click the Windows button and type Disk Cleanup in the search box. Select the disk you want space on. For more details see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup

Feb 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire 6920 Notebook PC

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Running out of disc space


In control panel run disk cleanup also you can delete all but the last system restore point to free up space.

May 11, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Pc problem


Try freeing some space using Disk Cleanup. You can also try deleting files stored in the history through internet options.

May 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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