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cleaning up harddrive

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rstanley, Dec 20, 2001.

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  1. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    What is the best way to go about cleaning up my harddrive?
     
  2. deanas

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    You need to use a defragging program.
    If you don't have a utility program with
    this windows has its own and while its
    slow it gets the job done. You will find
    it in:
    start/programs/accessories/system tools/disk de-
    fragmenter
    I personally like to use the program ERASER
    which is a free program used to overwrite the
    free space on the harddisk after defragging.
     
  3. rstanley

    rstanley Thread Starter

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    By the way, is it possible to delete files at start up or by ending task on certain programs. The reason I ask is my brother once ended task on explorer, and we had to restore it in DOS.
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just EndTasking programs such as Explorer dosen't delete them. All it would have done, as you did this on Explorer, is shut Windows down. You can just restart your PC again.

    However, for cleaning your PC, have a read of this:

    http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

    Regards

    eddie
     
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