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What's taking up all my space?


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wenpeek

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How can I tell what's taking up so much space on my harddrive? I've deleted all the programs I don't use and I've copied all my files onto cd's and deleted those but yet my c: drive still shows full and I can't even run a defrag. It just happened all of a sudden and I can't understand why after all the deleting I've done it still shows full when it wasn't full before I started deleting. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Wendy M. Peek ~ Dallas, Texas

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Go to your temporary folder and delete all those files

Try

C:\Windows\Temp

I've not used Windows 2000 in ages, but I think the temp folder is the same as XP
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I empty my temp folders at least once a day.
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Well, maybe there is nothing taking up in space, but some error on the disk is causing it to be read as if there really is space being taken up.
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Ok.....so now what? What should I do from here?
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Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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