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XP System Repair issue (resolved)

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'system restore is suspended becuase there is not enough disk space available. To restart System Restore, click Disk Cleanup and ensure at least 200 MB of hard disk space is available'

I have 4 out of 9.96 GIGS free

any ideas?

Edited by PARIAH, 21 March 2008 - 11:36 AM.

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do all of this first...
go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...

then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...
it will clean out about 500 MB of crud


Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"


next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
If you have freed at least 200 MB of disk space, the status of System Restore may be displayed as "Suspended" on the System Restore user interface. This behavior is by design as System Restore, by default, waits for 15 minutes after you have freed the disk space before System Restore restarts. After you have freed up the disk space, you can start System Restore to immediately restore its monitoring function on your computer if you click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Restore

you do not have to defrag in safe mode with diskeeper lite and its 10 times as fast than the defragger that comes with windows

Edited by happyrck, 20 March 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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When I open CCleaner it only shows 32.something because I ran it this morning before the machine went on strike >.>

I always keep indexing off and ran ccleaner and defrag earlier before posting this lol

What advantages are there to diskeeper?

I'm susposed to be defragging in safe mode?... I never knew that...

so... it still says it. I disabled it last night to run another bit of software to check for a virus that I thought might explain my Windows Update issues, and I'd really like to turn it back on- I tend to experiemnt with stuff >.>
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How much space are you allocating for System Restore?

Click on Start, Run, Accessories, System Tools then System Restore.
Click on System Restore Settings on the left.
Click on the Settings button.

What is the slider set to? The default is 12% which I find way to high. I usually lower it so there is about 500MB reserved for System Restore.

Have you tried deleting all existing restore points by checking the Turn off system restore on all drives box then clicking Apply? Once that completes, uncheck the box and click Apply again. A new restore point should be created.
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I ended up re-indexing, and it realized it was wrong. then I turned it back off

this computer's on crack lol

thbaks for the tips, all
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