Overloaded hdd on compaq presario pc & acer laptop

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Hi Guys,
I'm obviously not a genius when comes to computers, as indicated by me ignoring computer prompts that may have prevented me overloading my computers HDD I.e. messages such as Less than 10% of memory remain or words to that effect on both computers. I did try removing all unwanted programs and files from the HP COMPAQ Safe Mode before it finally shut down and would not re-boot ever again, same goes for the ACER Laptop, the HP COMPAQ was about 10 yrs old and ACER Laptop about 6 yrs old.
My question is how can I retrieve my files and get them onto an external Harddrive if the HDD are still OK that is on both computers I'm assuming they are.
 

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Get hold of the Ultimate Boot CD or similar and boot from it.
Then use the disk clean up tools from there. They should find loads of temporary files and caches to clear. If they do you should be able to boot back into Windows, but in any case you can attach your external drive and reboot the CD which should find it and allow you to copy data.
 

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I'm obviously not a genius when comes to computers, as indicated by me ignoring computer prompts that may have prevented me overloading my computers HDD I.e. messages such as Less than 10% of memory remain or words to that effect on both computers.
That message is associated with the amount of RAM and not the amount of hard drive space.
If you had checked the hard drive's properties window, it would've shown you how much free space it has.

I did try removing all unwanted programs and files from the HP COMPAQ Safe Mode before it finally shut down and would not re-boot ever again, same goes for the ACER Laptop
You probably removed crucial files and programs that damaged the Windows operating system and prevented the computer from booting.

My question is how can I retrieve my files and get them onto an external Harddrive if the HDD are still OK
If you have files and other personal data that's important and irreplaceable to you, they should be backed up to reliable external media on a regular basis.
Waiting until there's a problem with the computer is a good way to lose them permanently.

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