Uninstalled some items but hardrive is still full

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by _DM_, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok this is weird why do i get my harddrive like the same, when i deleted some of the big files? how do i get rid of this. cause i did a system restore today and ya... and i have less hardrive space now. why is this?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Empty the recycle bin? :confused:
     
  3. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    ya i do. but for some reason the hardrive sometimes increases when i try booting up my comp. for example its like 7.20 gb and when i turn my comp back up again i get like 7.15. does this happen to anybody?
     
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Are you saying that your hard drive filled back up after doing a system restore? If so, it's possible that some temp files or something else was put back and that's what filled up the space. Have you run a disk cleanup on that hard drive? Just being on the internet for a while will use some of your disk space if you don't get rid of the temporary internet files. Run the cleanup if you haven't and get rid of those all temp files... I've seen over 100MB being used by unneccesary files.
     
  5. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    "the hardrive sometimes increases when i try booting up my comp"
    Do you have two OSes or are ya using a DOS boot disk or something?

    It's possible that the extra space could be the pagefile, although I'm not sure if that disappears when XP shuts down.



    You may want to try out this program called "DiskPie":
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,12804,00.asp
    It's pretty useful for figuring out what files and programs are using up your hard drive space.
     
  6. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    What about "emptying" alll the restore points except the most current one? Just click the Disk Cleanup button, then click the "More Options" tab. Then select the "Clean Up..." option under the "System Restore" area. This will delete all restore points except the most current one. I've recoved over a GB of room before doing this.
     
  7. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Are you using any Norton Utils ? cause I noticed that the protected files part (under recycle bin options) hold back loads of space and we was finding that even after deleting files your disk would still be full (you also get this program on the norton antivirus pros). If this is the case either disable the function and purge the files or set the slider to a much lower disk usage.
     
  8. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    a friendly visit by chkdsk /f will do wonders:blink:
     
  9. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    o ok
     
  10. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    O.k:
    • System Restore just over writes things, some of the things that were on there before will stay .
    • If you do a system restore do a "system Recover" - otherwards, delete the partition, recreat the partition, reinstall the os
    more than like what happen is that the restore didn't get rid of things ... A system recover should ;)
     
  11. _DM_

    _DM_ OSNN Senior Addict

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    i'm not talkin about system restore.
    anyway it took half of my hard drive empty. it was like 7.20 gigs right now its like 9.30 gigs. so tahts good sh*t, cause i deleted all the system restore points
     
  12. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Ahh .. the system restore points - I don't use those ,,,