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Single_Tasker

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Hi Folks,

My first post. Its a long one so I might answer in advance some questions you might ask me.

I have a Dell Dimension 2350.
Capacity: 27.9 GB
Space Used: 24.8 GB
Free Space: 3.06 GB

I use Internet Explorer.

For several weeks now, While online- it gets bogged down, freezes- usually unfreezes in 30 seconds but then continues to be bogged down... pages / links take forever to load.

Sometimes IE is working fine for hours online- then I'll listen to a few songs online and when done the above condition happens when I return to surfing.

If I run an offline program- such as a graphics editor, then decide to open IE to go online it takes 2 minutes to open and is then bogged down.

Under TOOLS I frequently delete the browser history, and Clear the files from Start / Properties / Clear. Sometimes this will speed things up but not always.

I have McAfee virus scan. Run it at night- close it in the morning. For the past 2 weeks it is still scanning in the morning... it has reached 3 or 400,000 files but it hasn't done a completed scan in 2 weeks.

I tried to do a Disc Clean Up but it bogs at 'Compress Files'- still running after 8 hours but still only like 17% complete.

The Disc Defrag told me I had only 5% space on my hard drive and needed 15% to work.

So I uninstalled a ton of programs- graphics programs, music programs- ran the defrag again and now it says I have 10% free space- still too little.

With that all said I have 2 questions:

1) Generally speaking what will help this problem?

2) I seem to have 3 user names for Windows:
All Users
Default User
Owner

I always log on as 'Owner'- its the only one offered at windows log on. All 3 seem to have tons of identical files, applications, etc. Can I just DELETE 'All Users' and 'Default User' to gain space on my hard drive?

Thanks for reading this far!

Bill
 

Single_Tasker

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Hi Folks,

Just trying to get some eyes on my post after a couple of days of no replies.

Thanks!
Bill
 

Single_Tasker

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OK. I deleted TONS of photos- jpegs. Many had very large file sizes... 700, 550, etc. But erasing these- emptying the recycle bin and a restart still shows the same space numbers on my C drive- the only drive I have.

I will run Hijack this and post the log in the other forum as you suggested.

Thanks,
Bill
 
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