OK, so this is me BEGGING for computer help - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!!!! x x

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Found 29th Mar 2009
I am really desperate!
My Hard Drive C thingy is FULL. I mean completely FULL!! I have deleted things I have on there, Pics, downloads, documents ect.. but still ful. Where can all this crap be hiding?? I don't know where to go to find it so I can delete it. Pleeeeeeeaase help me, I will love u forever, oh and give u some rep , lol x x x x
P.S. I seriously am rubbish at compters, so please be gentle x x

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How much of your space is free?

go to control panel then add/remove and see if there is anything in there that you get rid off, like games etc

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Met-Cast;4771773

How much of your space is free?



NONE!

First go to start/programes/accessories/system tools/disk clean up and try that

good question!
I have got a partition on mine that I want to get rid of, how do I do it for free also?
ta

Banned

Go "My Computer" Right click on C drive, select properties, then "disc cleanup"

Also Control Panel and select add or remove programs. Remove stuff your not using.

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wickedteen;4771779

go to control panel then add/remove and see if there is anything in there … go to control panel then add/remove and see if there is anything in there that you get rid off, like games etc



I have tried that, but the thing is, I don't know wot things are important and I use and wot aren't:oops: I've got rid of all the things that I think are rubbish

Empty system restore!!!!!!!!!!! should free heeps!

ADZ1478;4771787

good question!I have got a partition on mine that I want to get rid of, … good question!I have got a partition on mine that I want to get rid of, how do I do it for free also?ta



# Open Command Prompt.
# Type:
diskpart
# At the DISKPART prompt, type:
list disk
Make note of the disk number of the disk from which you want to delete the partition.
# At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select diskn
Select the disk n from which you want to delete the partition.
# At the DISKPART prompt, type:
list partition
Make note of the number of the partition that you want to delete.
# At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select partitionn
Select the partition n that you want to delete.
# At the DISKPART prompt, type:
delete partition

Your so funny hannah

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Did the disc clean and defrague thingy last night but didn't hardly do anything!! I do it fairly regularly though

Is your AV up to date. Could be a virus causing this. Or you would have realised sooner that your hard disc was filling up.

Lol, so you've deleted some stuff and it's managed to free no space at all?

Banned

OK, last suggestion. Delete all the porn pictures. That should give you 75% of your drive back. :thumbsup::w00t:

buy a new hard drive and connect it as a slave, then you will have your very owm slave, lol.

hannah19790;4771821

Did the disc clean and defrague thingy last night but didn't hardly do … Did the disc clean and defrague thingy last night but didn't hardly do anything!! I do it fairly regularly though



That removes a lot of temp internet files etc. often and can sometimes provide a few gb. You need to now remove things you don't need, ensure you have no viruses etc. now to make sure that no adware (etc.) is taking up your capacity. Otherwise, as above, go to control panel/add remove programs and delete programs you are sure you don't use such as old games. If you are not sure whether something is important, ask here.

you could also do a search for a program called ccleaner. Its free and will clean the temporary files and folders.

This can add up to a fair size of parts. Of course, you will need to install it! (its tiny).

Windows has an equivalent - go to start - My computer - right click mouse over C: disk and select 'Properties' from the pull down menu. Click on the 'Disk Cleanup'. Its nowhere near as good.

While there I would also consider a quick 'Disk Check' - click on the Tools tab (this requires a system reboot). This will check for errors which may be causing a false space reading or any other problems.

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drewbhoy;4771800

Empty system restore!!!!!!!!!!! should free heeps!


Wot's that? how? won'tget rid of stuff on my computer though will it?? Coz I'm not sure how to put some stuff back on :roll: lol

DAMNOME;4771817

Your so funny hannah



:oops: Thanks:-D

Gordon Bell;4771850

you could also do a search for a program called ccleaner. Its free and … you could also do a search for a program called ccleaner. Its free and will clean the temporary files and folders.This can add up to a fair size of parts. Of course, you will need to install it! (its tiny).Windows has an equivalent - go to start - My computer - right click mouse over C: disk and select 'Properties' from the pull down menu. Click on the 'Disk Cleanup'. Its nowhere near as good.While there I would also consider a quick 'Disk Check' - click on the Tools tab (this requires a system reboot). This will check for errors which may be causing a false space reading or any other problems.



DO THIS!!!

This Might Sound Daft But Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin

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raptorcigs;4771866

This Might Sound Daft But Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin



OMG!!!! top post! :thumbsup:

would kill it if OP hadn't! :lol:

raptorcigs;4771866

This Might Sound Daft But Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin



Exactly what i was going to say!!

raptorcigs;4771866

This Might Sound Daft But Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin



LOL, that's like me going mental over my sound, downloading loads of drivers, restarting like 10 times then realising someone had put the speaker jack in the wrong port :oops:.

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sancho1983;4771898

Exactly what i was going to say!!



this would be an EPIC thread if it was the "problem"!

can anyone say Friday bumps?

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WoolyM;4771826

Is your AV up to date. Could be a virus causing this. Or you would have … Is your AV up to date. Could be a virus causing this. Or you would have realised sooner that your hard disc was filling up.


I have known for a while it was filling up which is y I have been doing the disk clean quite a bit and deleting most o my stuff. I have windows livecare installed:thumbsup:

Met-Cast;4771833

Lol, so you've deleted some stuff and it's managed to free no space at … Lol, so you've deleted some stuff and it's managed to free no space at all?



Pretty much yh:w00t::roll:

guv;4771835

OK, last suggestion. Delete all the porn pictures. That should give you … OK, last suggestion. Delete all the porn pictures. That should give you 75% of your drive back. :thumbsup:



Do u think that might help??

wickedteen;4771844

buy a new hard drive and connect it as a slave, then you will have your … buy a new hard drive and connect it as a slave, then you will have your very owm slave, lol.



See, I'm soo rubbish, I don't know if u joking or if that is something I can seriously do:w00t:

Empting system restore will only delete memory of restore points which take up a lot of space.Will not delete any programmes.Only do this if your computer is stable/ie switches on and restarts ok:thumbsup:

Anything you've downloaded?
Sounds quite like a virus.

hannah19790;4771926

I have known for a while it was filling up which is y I have been doing … I have known for a while it was filling up which is y I have been doing the disk clean quite a bit and deleting most o my stuff. I have windows livecare installed:thumbsup:Pretty much yh:w00t::roll:Do u think that might help??See, I'm soo rubbish, I don't know if u joking or if that is something I can seriously do:w00t:



yes you can buy a new hardrive and connect it as a slave, they are very cheap. its the easiest option

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raptorcigs;4771866

This Might Sound Daft But [COLOR="Red"]Have You Emptied Your Recycle … This Might Sound Daft But [COLOR="Red"]Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin[/COLOR]



[SIZE="7"]HANNAH LOOK ^^^[/SIZE]

Credit to John for finding this, but there's a super-useful app called Spacemonger which you can download from sixty-five.cc/sm/ which gives you a visual representation of your harddisk and the files on it, so you can see exactly what folders and files are taking up all your space. It's well worth a shot, along with CCleaner and the disk checking tips already mentioned here.

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pghstochaj;4771846

That removes a lot of temp internet files etc. often and can sometimes … That removes a lot of temp internet files etc. often and can sometimes provide a few gb. You need to now remove things you don't need, ensure you have no viruses etc. now to make sure that no adware (etc.) is taking up your capacity. Otherwise, as above, go to control panel/add remove programs and delete programs you are sure you don't use such as old games. If you are not sure whether something is important, ask here.


Oooh ok will go have a look:thumbsup:

Gordon Bell;4771850

you could also do a search for a program called ccleaner. Its free and … you could also do a search for a program called ccleaner. Its free and will clean the temporary files and folders.This can add up to a fair size of parts. Of course, you will need to install it! (its tiny).Windows has an equivalent - go to start - My computer - right click mouse over C: disk and select 'Properties' from the pull down menu. Click on the 'Disk Cleanup'. Its nowhere near as good.While there I would also consider a quick 'Disk Check' - click on the Tools tab (this requires a system reboot). This will check for errors which may be causing a false space reading or any other problems.

I have done this disk cleanup (I'm assuming it's the same one:? r there 2??)

raptorcigs;4771866

This Might Sound Daft But Have You Emptied Your Recycle Bin


:shock: I'm offended u could even suggest such a thing!! lol, Yes I did:-D

imranmaz;4771892

OMG!!!! top post! would kill it if OP hadn't!



sancho1983;4771898

Exactly what i was going to say!!



Met-Cast;4771906

LOL, that's like me going mental over my sound, downloading loads of … LOL, that's like me going mental over my sound, downloading loads of drivers, restarting like 10 times then realising someone had put the speaker jack in the wrong port .



imranmaz;4771912

this would be an EPIC thread if it was the "problem"!can anyone say … this would be an EPIC thread if it was the "problem"!can anyone say Friday bumps?



U guys are mean:roll:

download ccleaner, from here:
filehippo.com/dow…er/

it'll take 2 minutes to give you a good couple of gigs back

Try disk fragmentation and check for errors.

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drewbhoy;4771927

Empting system restore will only delete memory of restore points which … Empting system restore will only delete memory of restore points which take up a lot of space.Will not delete any programmes.Only do this if your computer is stable/ie switches on and restarts ok:thumbsup:


So where do I go to do this please? x

Met-Cast;4771945

Anything you've downloaded?Sounds quite like a virus.


I do do a few 'backup' DVD's and DS games:whistling: but it has been filling up for a while now

imranmaz;4771958

[SIZE="7"]HANNAH LOOK ^^^[/SIZE]


lol, I'm not a natural blonde

dxx;4771976

Credit to John for finding this, but there's a super-useful app called … Credit to John for finding this, but there's a super-useful app called Spacemonger which you can download from http://www.sixty-five.cc/sm/ which gives you a visual representation of your harddisk and the files on it, so you can see exactly what folders and files are taking up all your space. It's well worth a shot, along with CCleaner and the disk checking tips already mentioned here.


That sounds interesting...will take a look hun x

wickedteen;4771978

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/IDE/500Gb+Hitachi+IDE+Hard+Drive+8MB+?productId=35021


Tha't not a bad price, did I mention it's a laptop?? Does that make a difference?:?

the dandy p;4772003

download ccleaner, from here:http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ … download ccleaner, from here:http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ it'll take 2 minutes to give you a good couple of gigs back


Thanks hun, doing it right now:thumbsup:

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Met-Cast;4772023

Try disk fragmentation and check for errors.



yh, Did the fragment....thingy last night too - sorry, wot do u mean check for errors??

hannah19790;4772071

So where do I go to do this please? xI do do a few 'backup' DVD's and DS … So where do I go to do this please? xI do do a few 'backup' DVD's and DS games:whistling: but it has been filling up for a while nowlol, I'm not a natural blonde :pThat sounds interesting...will take a look hun xTha't not a bad price, did I mention it's a laptop?? Does that make a difference?:?Thanks hun, doing it right now:thumbsup:



DS Games aren't that much not that I know :whistling:, and dvds how many? First of all how big is your drive?

hannah19790;4772098

yh, Did the fragment....thingy last night too - sorry, wot do u mean … yh, Did the fragment....thingy last night too - sorry, wot do u mean check for errors??



Disk Fragmentation should show any errors.

i have the same problem, dont loads of clean ups etc, still tells me regulary i have no space, yet i have no movies/games etc lol

Met-Cast;4772113

Disk Fragmentation should show any errors.



Try that loupomm.
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