Solved I can't open files after deleting some stuff.

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv6-6000 dv6...
May 6, 2012 at 08:35:28
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.93 GB ram
I got a message saying I needed to free up some space, so I deleted some things. Now I'm unable to open files. I system restored already 1x. HELP!

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May 6, 2012 at 13:58:37
" Tags:Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv6-6000 "

If that's the computer this topic is about, there are MANY specific models in the DV6-6000 notebook series.

Go here:
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

You DO NOT delete anything that can be un-installed. Doing that's likely to cause you problems.

What did you delete ?

"Now I'm unable to open files."

Which files are you unable to open ?

"I system restored already 1x."

The older a restore point is, the less likely that it will load successfully.
You should try to load a restore point with a date and time just BEFORE you had your present problem.

If that's what you did, try a slightly newer or older restore point.

If that doesn't work for whatever restore point you try....

Window's System Restore does NOT back up everything. Loading a previous restore point may NOT solve your problem depending on what you deleted.


"I got a message saying I needed to free up some space"

You only get that message from Windows when one of the hard drive partitions on the hard drive(s) has very little free space left on it. I'm not sure what the percentage of the total size of the partition is that triggers that message, but I do know it's a lot less than 10 % free space.

If you're getting that message for the partition Windows itself is installed on, which is usually but not always C for Windows 2000 and XP, the less free space you have on that partition below about 10%, the slower Windows will run.

If you have had this computer since it was new

- did it come with an HP labeled CD "XP Home (or Pro) SPx Re-installation CD" or similar ?

- or - did you or someone else make a Recovery disk set for your specific model when Windows was still working properly by using a program HP supplied in the original software installation to do that ?
If yes, if the disks were labeled as instructed, is the first one labeled "XP Home (or Pro) SPx Re-installation CD" or similar ?

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May 7, 2012 at 15:27:51
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I think I fixed it by putting a copy of XP pro in & having it re-install some things. The files were "Word pad". And my calculator was gone, but now all seems fine.

Thank you.

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