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Postby ctjonb » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:04 am

Hello all,
I keep getting a low disk space error ? I have deleted a ton of programs and this pop up keeps comming back from the bottom tool bar by my clock, am I missing something I ran malware, combofix, norton, spybot, my pc is clean I just don't understand why I keep getting this can someone please help me out
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Re: low disk space

Postby ctjonb » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:19 am

so I have deleted almost every program could this just be a virus ? Please does anyone have suggestions before I just format my HD
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Re: low disk space

Postby ctjonb » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:21 am

What can hogging up my memory ?
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Re: low disk space

Postby Gecko » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:52 am

ctjonb,

It could be your system restore size is set high.
Click Start > Run and type
sysdm.cpl and press enter
System restore tab, use the slider bar to adjust.

What size is the hard drive and how full is it?
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Re: low disk space

Postby ctjonb » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:18 pm

Thank You for the reply I appriciate it.
it was set to max, I decreased it to 4%. what is the proper setting for this feature
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Re: low disk space

Postby Gecko » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:35 pm

ctjonb,

There is no real "proper setting" for the size of your system restore.
I look at it as a proportional thing, if your HD is 80 gigs then 10% would be approximately 8 gigs.
If you HD is 500 gigs then 10% would be 50 gigs more than windows really needs for restoring.
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Re: low disk space

Postby ctjonb » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:59 pm

Great Thank You again
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Re: low disk space

Postby ctjonb » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:18 am

well I just decided to start fresh and partition and format, I just could not get the free disk space below 2 mgs free on the C drive ?
So I deleted everything, backing up important things prior, but all my music, pics, extra programs , I even went through all of c drive folders, still something was killing my memory ? it seems to be a good thing to formt and partition once a year at the least.
I am considering getting a 2nd hard drive so I can just swap when needed and have it ready to go. I just don't get what can hog you're pc to a slow that nothing can pick it up. But anyway Thanks for all of your help
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Re: low disk space

Postby edwardallene » Fri May 11, 2012 4:04 am

Defragment your hard drive. Defragmenting frees up hard drive disk space by bringing all of your data together in one place on the hard drive. Empty your Recycle Bin this will remove programs and delete files that you no longer use, including temporary files and Internet cookies. Remove programs in the "Add/Remove Programs" list.


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