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insufficient disk space for disk optimization

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  1. dingle1001

    dingle1001 Thread Starter

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    I am using Windows XP Home Edition.

    When i try using Norton360 to carry out disk optimization, i get the error message
    "Drive C: Insufficient Free Disk Space, Need 15% free"

    I can't believe that i have used or am using 85%.

    All advice appreciated
     
  2. jbm1991

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    go to my computer and beside the HDD C: (or whatever letter your hard drive uses) there will be information saying what the capacity is in gigabytes, and and how much memory is being used, also in gigabytes. if this information is not there, rich click on the HDD icon anc click properties, under the "general" tab you will be confronted by a pie-chart with how much it can hold, and how much you are using. report back on the amounts :)
     
  3. dingle1001

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    Thanks jbm1991 for the advice...I have found this info:-

    Used Space 12.9 GB
    Free Space 1.04 GB

    The "Compress drive to save disk space" is not checked.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Try deleting old Temp Files, Internet Cache, old Windows updates, System Restore (if you don't need it right now). But these are just stop-gap measures. The real problem is you have XP installed on only a 14 gig drive or partition.

    Might consider changing that.
     
  5. dingle1001

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    Thanks Bob. Is it best if i just go into a computer shop and ask them to upgrade my laptop to a 40 gig? 80 gig? how many gigs can i get?;)
     
  6. jbm1991

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    yeah, i agree with bob there. you could do with a bigger hard drive. what you could do, is ask the computer shop to transfer all the files from that hard drive onto your new hard drive so you wouldnt even loose any data :)
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    Have them check what size your computer can handle. Then also look at how much you need and how much they cost.
     
  8. dingle1001

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    My thanks to you both for your very useful advice. I shall be popping to the shop this weekend.

    Ps. I have recently installed Virtual Earth - could it be this application that is using most of my memory and hence slowing my pc down?
     
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