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gateway xp laptop says C drive is full but it isn't?


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we have a 2005 gateway laptop running win xp. while ripping music from cd's to the computer, it said C drive was full. but we looked and we don't know how it is full, since all we have on there is some pics, maybe a few Gigs, if that, and some music....both pics and music folders dont come close to 80 GB. Now we can't load any software or rip anymore music to it. Now we can't even load the karaoke/DJ software on it we need to be able to DJ with this laptop. It has been acting funny, so I'm not sure what forum to even put this question in, please forgive me if I've chosen the wrong one. Any help is appreciated!

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So, how much of a free space is there?
(open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
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So, how much of a free space is there?
(open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")



only about 1 GB free
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Here you go.
Windows needs at least 15% of a free space to run properly. 12GB in your case.
You need to free some space.
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Here you go.
Windows needs at least 15% of a free space to run properly. 12GB in your case.
You need to free some space.



Right. The problem is that I have no idea what is taking up this space. I have pix/music that equal about 11 GB total. I had alot of space left a couple months ago, and now, for some unknown reason, I hardly have any space left. I keep getting an icon in my Right hand corner saying 'low disk space' but when I go to run the windows cleaner, it just freezes up. I ran the program CCleaner and it freed up a lil space, but nothing significant.
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Start with moving those 11GB somewhere else (DVDs, external hard drive..)
Get DriveSpacio: http://www.softpedia...iveSpacio.shtml
It'll show you what's taking space.
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