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Lose Disk Space When I Do a System Restore


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I just don't understand - I had to do a system restore ('course I forgot for what reason) but when I booted up again I had lost a fair amount of disk space. Then XP kept hounding me to DL SP2, although when I did a "search" SP2 entries were all over the place. How can I get back my disk space? I only have a 40G Hard Drive and it truly was holding it's own at about 87%, now I'm down to 80% and still have to install Roxio again. I also used up a lot of space with the HP Photosmart software files. That's another forum! I also installed the SP2 again. I found a lot of folders and with the names of programs that I had. I don't know what to do at this point. I just got this computer and so far it hasn't given me any trouble except being a hog with the free space. Seems like I must have a lot of garbage files.

What to do?

I have a Gateway E3460 (think that's the model) with a 40G HD, Pentium 2Ghz processor, 512 RAM and Nividia Video.

Thanks so much for your help.

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Is that a system restore to a previous date or is it some other restore. There is quite a confusion concerning this point. Whatever the restore was it seems that it brought back stuff that you removed from your computer betweem the time that the restore point was made to the present time. Uninstall everything that you don't need and dfrag the disk. Please note that with a disk loaded to more then 85% you will not be able to perform defrag and you have a good chance of ending up with a slow and unstable system.
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Thanks so much for your reply. Problem solved.

Edited by 747btrfly, 25 April 2007 - 09:49 AM.

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Thanks for letting us know.
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