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I can’t reset my computer completely

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  1. jadajaygm38

    jadajaygm38 Thread Starter

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    My computer has nothing at all on it, but it won’t reset. I want all data deleted completely like a brand new computer. So I deleted all that I could but it still says that I can’t reset because there is not enough space. I don’t know what to do about it if there is no space even though there is nothing on it. I have a flash drive with eight GB. I can’t move anything on to it because the flash drive is apparently not trusted enough (?). If you want pictures or a video to explain better, let me know and I’ll send if I can.
     
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    What make model computer
    What size hard drive
    What OS do u have
    More info is needed.....
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Go free up some space on the C drive. You can decrease the pagefile size, by going to This PC > Properties > Advanced system settings > Performance settings > Advanced tab > Virtual memory > Change button.


    Then you can eliminate the hiberfil.sys, the hibernation cache file, by right click on Command and typing in "powercfg /h off"
     
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    jadajaygm38 Thread Starter

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    The OS name is Microsoft Windows 10 Home. The max space I can have is 29.1 GB.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Do the 2 steps I outlined. The hiberfil.sys is 3 GB on my system and you can free up that.
     
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    Don’t worry about the windows 10 key
    It is on Microsoft’s servers
    So it will activate when u get online
     
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    If you simply deleted by right click etc
    then what you deleted is in he recycle bin and therefore is still on the computer -
    Before you proceed to the suggestion of a clean install
    empty the recycle bin
    Shut down the computer and reboot
    Now see what free space you have and again try the reset

    Also what you have not answered is
    replay said:
    What make model computer

    What size hard drive
    What OS do u have
    More info is needed.....

    So what is the make and full model of the computer
     
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