I don't use Opera so I can only guess at this part...
Does Opera use a download folder that it may be saving a copy of your downloads to?
Making system images (ISO) is the way to go...particularly is you are running low on drive space. There are applications available like Nero
and Acronis True Image
that do this very nicely.
You should set a system restore point now...if you haven't already.
Does the machine seem to be running good? Booting right to Windows as it should? All applications open and work as advertised?
This should clean things up and get the machine running even better.
Download, install, and run Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run "Tune Up Disk Clean-up"
Run "Tune Up Registry Clean-up"
Click "Optimize and Improve" to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then reboot.
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors.
The following are suggestions for making the most of the free trial.
After the reboot, click "Optimize", then "System Optimizer" to optimize the computer, select "Computer with an Internet Connection" from the drop down menu...this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click "Optimize", then "System Optimizer to Accelerate Downloads" and select the speed just above your actual connection speed...this also requires a reboot.
After the reboot, click Optimize", then "System Optimizer" to run "System Advisor".
Edited by wannabe1, 15 September 2006 - 08:59 PM.