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chuckes

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I keep getting low disk space on c: drive mesage. I have pretty well removed all rarely used software, transfered programs to other drives, eliminated all email messages and media files to only get a minimal amount of disk space back temporarily. within a few boot ups, all gained space is gone and am running on 40 or less mb. have done virus sweeps and malware sweeps to no avail. any thoughts. extremely frustrated. :) :) :) :) :)
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Download ATF Cleaner.
http://www.atribune....c...5&Itemid=25
Run it, and follow the instructions on the site from which you can download it from.
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Lets take a look at the hard drive and see what you have.

Go to
1: Start
2: My Computer
3: Right Click on "C" drive
4: Click on Properties
5: In this field it will tell you total drive space and also free space


Please include results in your next reply
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fat 32
used space 7.62 gb
free space 174 mb
capacity 7079 gb
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UH oh that is a real problem there. Not enough room for the swap file or the page file to run.
I would suggest getting rid of some un-needed programs if all possible

What I would suggest is uninstalling all programs you don't need or don't want anymore through Add/Remove Programs

Do this by going to
Start and then to Control Panel
Click Add/Remove Programs
Carefully choose the program(s) you don't need
Click on each Program then click Change/Remove and Follow the Uninstall Instructions

You may be prompted to restart your computer, if you have the option, restart later if you have more programs to uninstall.
Restart once you have all the programs you don't need uninstalled.
Be careful not to remove anything needed by your computer, some of which you may be unfamiliar with the name,
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have already done that, downloaded atf cleaner and got me up to 214 mb space
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- Move any data: music, pictures, movies, etc. somewhere else
- Get bigger hard drive

I saw cases, when the hard drive space got really low, the computer became un-bootable.
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Get bigger hard drive


This is what I would recommend to you. You need at least 120GB in order to run Windows efficiently, and to have enough space for your data.
Go to Start -> Run -> cleanmgr
Select the drive you want to clean, and let the process complete.
Then click on the "More Options" tab.
For "System Restore" click on "Clean Up"
Also for "Windows Components" click on "Clean Up" and remove the Windows components you never use.
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