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Wat to do with my drive c......i already remove half of its space but my drive c is not freing up its space....& my system restor is off i cannot make it on........pls help

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Hi i think i've encountered the same issue that you have right now before... Whats happening is that you're infected by a virus or spyware. The best way to resolve it is to have you're laptop windows reinstalled or reformatted so that it will clean up the entire drive clean. Another proof on infection is that it doesn't allow you to do a system restor. Just make sure that once you have you're laptop reformatted and have yourself a new copy of windows you need to install the following

Antivirus: you can just download AVG, Kaspersky or Any other Antivirus software
sample link for antivirus AVG
http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition-2011/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=mncol;2


Anti Spyware: i recommend this one just click the link:
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Anti Malware:
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html


Once you installed all this three software 99% that you wont have this issue again
Note: try to update this software evryweek to make sure that it will protect youre computer from the latest threats

Recommendation:
Before you format or reinstall the windows version be sure to copy or have a back up of your important files. That means if you have an external drive or flash drive save it there. Dont copy it right away to your computer once your finished the windows installation. Make sure to scan the drive first where you have your important files save to avoid infecting your new windows or laptop.

Hope this help you a bit. Have a Great Day ^_^

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Your hard disk needs maintenance to recover disk space etc. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to fix your problem.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559146-hard_disk_maintenance

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First thing you need to do is run disk clean up. I dont' know what operating system you are using to give you exact instructions on how to find it. if you are using win xp, you go to start and then slide up to programs, go to accessories and find system tools then click on Disk clean up. When it opens, click the box next to all of the files to clean. use the up and down arrows to make sure you check them all and then click on the "ok' button to start the cleaning.

When its finished, you need to run disk defrag. You can find it in the same located as noted above for disk clean up. When you open it, choose your "C" drive and and then press "ok" to begin.

Disk clean up cleans and removes unnecessary files and defrag rearranges files to but all of your useable space forward in your hard drive to make your pc run better and faster.

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Cant do system restore


First,make sure that system restore service is already started. to check it,go to
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Second,make sure that system restore is enabled for the drives you want to restore
Right Click on My Computer and select Properties->go to the system restore tab

Third,make sure you have enough disk space for all drives you want to restore.spend at least 200 MB each drive

Fourth,try yo do system restore in safe mode. when your computer is still in POST,press F8 button and then select safe mode. i'm not sure if it's F8,each computer is different

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If your drive is nearly full and you can't work out where the space has gone, heres 2 things you can do about it.

1. Turn off System Restore

System Restore is a nice feature built into Windows that allows you to "go back in time" in case something bad happens. However, it takes up a LOT of disk space. You can turn it off (or at least turn down the space it takes up) by doing the following:

--On Windows XP--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
System Restore tab
Tick "Turn off System Restore" and press Apply to turn it off and reclaim your disk space
OR Drag the slider all the way to the left to REDUCE the amount of space it takes up (and the number of "restore points" it creates).

--On Windows Vista--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
on the left hand side click on "System Protection"
Wait for it to load, then uncheck all the drives you want to turn System Restore off on those drives.
Hit Apply or Ok.

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TreeSizeFree is a completely free software that lets you find out WHICH folders are taking up all the space on your hard drives. Its very simple to use and very small (theres even a portable version which requires no installation), just press Scan->Select the hard drives you want to check, wait a few minutes, and you'll know exactly how your hard drive space is distributed.

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Try a systems restore, this may not work due to the different drives.

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When i download yahoo it says no fre disk make 100 mb fre disk to download


Check what free space you have on your C: drive.
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I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. I recently tried to free up some space by uninstalling some programmes. I accidentally seem to have removed whatever connencts the computer to the dvd/cd drive & cannot...


Such errors may occur, if accedently you uninstalled the required drivers for the device.
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  2. Go to Programs
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  4. Then go to System Tools
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Start System Restore and find any previous date shown in BOLD. choose that date, and you'll get your system restored in the working condition as earlier.

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Can't system restore


Hello

Ok, if you get a message your computer cannot be restored to this
date, the restore foldr is damaged.

There is actually something you can try, but i would suggest that you backup all the files you want to keep and the drivers you need and format your computer.

Method 1: Make sure that the System Restore service is running loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • Look in Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type compmgmt.msc in the Open box, and then press Enter.
    2. Expand Services, and then click System Restore Services..

      If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, click Start on the toolbar to start it.
  • Open a Command Prompt window. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type CMD in the Open box, and then press Enter.
    2. Type Net Start at the command prompt to make sure that the System Restore Service is up and is running.

      If the System Restore Service is not listed, type net start "System Restore Service", and then press Enter.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2: Make sure that System Restore is enabled on the drives where you want System Restore enabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To do this follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the System Restore tab.
  3. If the System Restore is enabled, the Status column of a drive will show Monitoring.
    If not, you can clear to clear the Turn off System Restore on all drives, and then click OK to enable it.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 3: Make sure that you have sufficient disk space on all the drives where System Restore is enabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To do this, follow these steps:
  1. To check for free disk space, click Start, click Run, type diskmgmt.msc and then press Enter. Look at each drive System Restore is monitoring for free space.
  2. If the free space on any partition system restore is monitoring falls lower than 50 MB, System Restore will suspend and remove all restore points to free disk space. You should have already received a low free disk space message by now. System Restore will resume monitoring when free disk space reaches 200 MB.

    Note In most cases you do not have to have System Restore monitor Partitions/drives other than the one Windows is installed on. System Restore does not monitor data files.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 4: View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr.msc /s in the Open box, and then press Enter.
  2. Click the System category.
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uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 5: Boot in safe mode and run the System Restore tool loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To boot in safe mode follow these steps:
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  2. Select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. As files load they will scroll down the screen.

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  3. Log on to the Administrator account. If a password was never set, leave the password blank and press ENTER or click the green arrow.
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  6. Click Next to begin restoring the system to a previous state.
This comes from Microsoft's site under advanced system restore propperties, so if this does not work, then formatting the pc is the only sollution. Hope this can help you.

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Restore points


no as long as the harddrive space...




Just make buckups better than restore...


restore is not very safe place...

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Windows may have filled your H:Drive with System Restore Points.

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By Default, Windows will save your System Restore Files on both Partitions of your Hard Drive. Right Click on My Computer and click Properties. (Or go to Control Panel and double-click the System icon)

Click the System Restore Tab at the top of the Window that pops up. In that box in the middle should be a listing of the C: and H: Drive. Click the H: Drive to highlight it and Click the Settings button.

Screenshot: http://technophobik.co.uk/vxp_control_panel/s005_sys_prop_system_restore.asp

On the next Window click the box that says: Turn off System Restore for this Drive. This will stop putting System Restore points on the H:Drive and it will also remove the System Restore Points already saved to the H:Drive.

FOR VISTA:

Click Start and then right click Computer and click Properties. Or in the Start menu, click Control Panel, and on the left hand side click Classic View. Then double click the System icon and on the left hand side again, click Advance System Settings.

Click the System Protection tab at the top of the box. The uncheck the box beside the H:Drive in the box under Automatic Restore Points.


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The Recovery Files should be hidden on your recovery partition H:. At the top of the screen in the H:Drive click Tools > Folder Options

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You need to find out what is writing to D: and stop it and then remove the files it placed there.
Be very careful with D:, if you remove the wrong files you may not be able to reinstall windows if you have a serious problem unless you have created recovery CDs.

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