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Rubinho

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Dear members,

since a few weeks my windows partition (C:\) has been bleeding free space. It used to be 1.3 GB, not it's only 250 mB. In these last weeks, I haven't installed anything on it.
It seems to have coincided with my installation of Civilization III, three weeks ago. But this was on another partition.
I have a quite up-to-date version of XP SP2, and I can't find any virus or spyware infections.
I have changed some settings in the control panel, to make Windows place it's virtual memory on another partition, but this didn't help.
Does this problem sound familiar to anyone?

Greetings and happy new year.
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Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options, click clean up restore points, click OK
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Thanks for the tip. I'm now back on 870 mB. Still not optimal, but a lot better. Any more tips, anyone?
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On a web page, click tools, internet options, delete cookies, delete files and tick to include offline content, click to clear history, click settings and set the amount of drive for temp files to 30MB, click apply whenever asked

Click advanced, look for do not save encrypted pages to disc and tick this, click apply, then further down, tick empty the temporary internet files folder when the browser is closed, close the browser

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm, reboot, check the PC is running OK, empty the recycle bin
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