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Hard drive almost full after Reinstallation of operation system

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MsSelena, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. MsSelena

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    I recently had my operating system reinstalled because of a missing dll file. Happened to notice that only twelve percent of my 160 gig hard drive is free. Before the reinstall I had about sixty percent free. I don't understand. I have only reinstalled office and couple other programs that were on there before.
     
  2. Bernardo

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    Sounds like you didn't start with a clean drive. You probably have two sets of the operating system installed.

    Go to start, computer, c: drive, look to see if you have a "windows.old" folder.
     
  3. MsSelena

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    Actually I had it done at micro center... Looked for that folder and its not there. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Bernardo

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    Have you asked them? Reinstalling an operating system due to one missing dll file is a tad bit of an overkill ;)
     
  5. MsSelena

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    No I haven't had the opportunity. I just noticed this issue... I took the computer in becuase it wouldn't boot. I couln't even get it to boot from the disk myself. The error I got was the hal.dll was missing or corrupt and I tried very hard to find to find a solution to my problem and fix myself as I had in the past with other issues and I only took it to micro center after exhausting myself trying to figure it out with no luck whatsoever. Now I can't figure out for the life of me what is taking up all my gigs. All I know is I have 19 free of 160 and I can't imagine why. There is not nearly as much on it as it was in the past.
     
  6. Bernardo

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    Look at the c: drive that I mentioned. Be sure that there isn't another partition, another letter there, perhaps D? Did they partition the drive? Look at the programs list. Barring that, I'd certainly give them a call and ask for an explanation ;) it's the easiest thing to do.
     
  7. MsSelena

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    I already have looked at all of that and cant seem to find the culprit... will call them tomorrow. Thanks
     
  8. Bernardo

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    Let us know their story :)
     
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