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I am down to 288MB on my C drive. I have no idea what is eating up all my memory there. Result: very slow computer and frequent black screens/freezes.

I have got rid of all unneccessary programs, cleared my desktop. It it is a virus, I cannot even install an antivirus program. I did, when I still had more memory, but that made the problem worse. When I uninstalled my anti-virus software, the memory still stayed low, when it should have been higher, back to where it was before the anti virus software was installed.

Please help.

PS: No, I do not want to spend any money on memory upgrades etc as my laptop was fine without it until this problem started. How can I free up memory on my C drive?

I have Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite (not sure how old as I bought it used) and use C cleaner regularly as well as PC Dpc Pro V5.
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How big is C drive to start with?
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How big is C drive to start with?



I do not know how big it was before, but I remember it being 4Gigs at least
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Open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties". It'll tell you.
If it's really 4GB drive, it's extremely small.
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You are confusing memory and hard drive size.
Also we need some computer info such as what type of computer, (HP, Dell, home built, etc)
How much memory?
What size hard drive.

Go to run and type in sysdm.cpl and click ok. The info is shown under computer.
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You are confusing memory and hard drive size.
Also we need some computer info such as what type of computer, (HP, Dell, home built, etc)
How much memory?
What size hard drive.

Go to run and type in sysdm.cpl and click ok. The info is shown under computer.


Local C disk has a total size of 18.6 GB with free space being 288MB.

Microsoft XP Version 2002
Intel® Pentium III
Mobile CPU 1000MHz
996MHZ 512MB of RAM


Please let me know if you need anything else.
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You are confusing memory and hard drive size.
Also we need some computer info such as what type of computer, (HP, Dell, home built, etc)
How much memory?
What size hard drive.

Go to run and type in sysdm.cpl and click ok. The info is shown under computer.


Local C disk has a total size of 18.6 GB with free space being 288MB.

Microsoft XP Version 2002
Intel® Pentium III
Mobile CPU 1000MHz
996MHZ 512MB of RAM


Please let me know if you need anything else.



It's a Toshiba Satellite by the way.
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Download, and install Disk Space Reporter: http://www.softpedia...-Reporter.shtml
In opening windows, select a drive to be scanned. Make sure, there is a checkmark in Store filenames in database.
Click Start button.

See, what's eating up hard drive space.
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Download, and install Disk Space Reporter: http://www.softpedia...-Reporter.shtml
In opening windows, select a drive to be scanned. Make sure, there is a checkmark in Store filenames in database.
Click Start button.

See, what's eating up hard drive space.


Thanks Broni, I have run the software and know what I need to delete to free up space.
Actually, I do not have all that much stuff on my laptop, but I think it never had a lot of RAM to start with. I see a lot of people that have 10 times more on their laptops than I do (like entire movies etc!!)If I tried to download a movie onto my laptop it would just die lol.
The laptop is quite old and hence never offered a lot of storage capacity.
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Don't mix up RAM (512MB of RAM), which is your computer memory with your hard drive size/space ("Local C disk has a total size of 18.6 GB with free space being 288MB.").

I have run the software and know what I need to delete to free up space

Go ahead and let us know, how you made out :)
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There is no need to quote the previous post. It just makes it more difficult to read.
Please let us know how you make out.
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Hi everyone, I have put some files onto a USB stick, which freed up sufficient memory, so all is good, thanks for all your help!!!!
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Thanks for the update.

You are still mixing up memory and hard drive space.

Memory is ram (yours is 512mb)
Disk space is hard drive space (yours is 18.6gb)

They are 2 completely different entities.
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