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Hi!
I have an old dell desktop, (6 yrs) with xp. I have my e-mail, (outlook express), set to preview. I received an e-mail with large picture files. I have a feeling it has clogged up the old machine. I restarted it and it gets to my start page. I don't touch anything, and it looks good to go - then freezes. I want to get into the e-mail to delete it, but cannot.
The hard drive is very full and I think this set it over the edge.
Any advice on how to get things going?
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How big is the hard drive, how much of a free space?
Windows needs at least 15-20% of a free space to run fine.
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Hi, How about trying to start it in safe mode. Hold down the f8 key while booting up to get to a menu that gives the options for booting up. Good Luck!!
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hi.
I don't know too much about computers!
I am embarrassed to say I don't know how much hard drive I have - I know it was pretty full.
If I start in safe mode, what do I do after holding down the f8 key?
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I am embarrassed to say I don't know how much hard drive I have

No reason to be embarrassed, you came to computer help forum, remember?
Open My Computer, right click on C drive, click Properties, and it'll tell you.
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