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i bought my computer with 180GB of hard drive but now i have only 1.79GB . i have erased most of the documents and pictures but only get a small amount of memory . i have done the disc clean thing and not much memory comes back on . please help :)
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Have you tried to reformat the hdd?
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Hi geedee! Welcome to Geeks to Go!

Have you tried running any temporary file cleaners? Try downloading ATF cleaner.

Also you are talking about 180GB of Hard Drive Space, but then you are mentioning Memory. This is confusing, could you perhaps clarify a little? If you could give us information on where you are looking, it would help :)
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sorry for confusing you , im talking about the hard drive space :)
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Have you used ATF cleaner yet? How much free space did it clear?

Where are you finding the information? Are you using a program to look at it or from in the My Computer section of Windows?
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yes i downloaded ATF cleaner and used it . it cleared 300mb i think. i goto my computer and hover the arrow over the C drive and says 3.98GB free space and 179GB total size
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Lets take a look at what is installed on your computer. Please download HiJackThis, install it, and double-click on the HiJackThis.exe icon. On the first screen click on Open the Misc Tools Section...On the next screen, click on the Open Uninstall Manager button under system tools. Click Save List and post a copy of the log here. Please do not post as an attachment as it can be very hard to read. Copy and paste the list on to a post. Do not post an actual HJT log in the Hardware Forums.
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Geedee got confused when I told him not to post a HJT log in these forums. Here is his uninstall list:

Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update
Adobe Bridge 1.0
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Reader 6.0.1
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
AVG 7.5
AVS DVDMenu Editor 1.2.1.19
AVS Video Tools 5.6
Belkin Bluetooth Software
ConvertXtoDVD 2.2.3.258
DVD Shrink 3.2
Easy Internet Sign-up
EPSON PhotoQuicker3.5
EPSON Print CD
EPSON PRINT Image Framer Tool2.1
EPSON Printer Software
ESPR200 Reference Guide
ESPR200 Software Guide
Google Toolbar for Firefox
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Help and Support Additions
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB835221
Hijackthis 1.99.1
HijackThis 1.99.1
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB915865)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB926239)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB935448)
HP Deskjet Preloaded Printer Drivers
HP Image Zone 4.5.3
HP Image Zone Plus 4.5.3
HP Photosmart Cameras 4.0
HP PSC & OfficeJet 4.0
HP Software Update
HPIZplus450
InterVideo Home Theater
InterVideo WinDVD Creator
InterVideo WinDVD Player
iTunes
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03
Java™ 6 Update 2
KBD
LimeWire 4.14.10
Map Button (Windows Live Toolbar)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft LifeCam
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Works
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB925672)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
OneCare Advisor (Windows Live Toolbar)
PC-Doctor for Windows
Photosmart 320,370,7400,8100,8400 Series
PIF DESIGNER2.1
Popup Blocker (Windows Live Toolbar)
PPMate Network TV 2.3.1.62
PS2
Python 2.2 pywin32 extensions (build 203)
Python 2.2.3
QuickTime
RealPlayer
ScanToWeb
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB929969)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB933566)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB937143)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB939653)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB917734)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB893756)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896358)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901190)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917953)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB918439)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB919007)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920213)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920685)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922819)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923191)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923414)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923689)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923980)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924191)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924270)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB925902)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB926436)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB929123)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB930178)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931261)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB931784)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB932168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935840)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941202)
Shareaza version 2.2.5.0
Skype™ 3.5
Smart Menus (Windows Live Toolbar)
Sonic Express Labeler
Sonic RecordNow!
SopCast 1.1.2
TVAnts 1.0
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB900485)
Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Update for Windows XP (KB911280)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Update for Windows XP (KB920872)
Update for Windows XP (KB922582)
Update for Windows XP (KB927891)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB931836)
Update for Windows XP (KB933360)
Update for Windows XP (KB936357)
Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
WinAVIVideoConverter
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Live Favorites for Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Outlook Toolbar (Windows Live Toolbar)
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Toolbar Extension (Windows Live Toolbar)
Windows Live Toolbar Feed Detector (Windows Live Toolbar)
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB883667
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Yahoo! Install Manager
Yahoo! Toolbar
ZoneAlarm


My hunch was some kind of recovery software. That doesn't appear to be the case though.

Edited by Titan8990, 24 October 2007 - 05:54 AM.

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Don't forget to update your java. Do you have any weird folders taking up space?
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i updated java , but i dont know what is weird files and what is not
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I had a similar problem once, I found this weird folder under My Computer > C: > 1 (The folder was just called 1). I had a thread about it, you can read it here.

Does that help any?
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