Full c:\ drive -- cannot unload

Systemax Syx venture vxp3d desktop pc
May 8, 2013 at 04:51:23
Specs: Windows 7 Professional
For the past month or so, my machine's HDD has been showing full, in spite of the fact that I have removed most of my data files that were taking up a lot of space (music files, etc.). I can't even restore my iPhone 5 from backup because my HDD is full. Does this mean that I have to re-install the OS as well as all the other apps?

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#1
May 8, 2013 at 06:39:14
You need to install a larger-capacity hard drive in place of the existing one. Then install Windows and your applications on to the new drive.

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#2
May 8, 2013 at 11:38:59
"Does this mean that I have to re-install the OS as well as all the other apps?"

No, it means you need to get the unnecessary crap off your HDD to free up some space. Start by running CCleaner-Slim & remove everything it finds. If you don't want to (or can't) install it, get the portable version & run it from a USB stick.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

After running the Cleaner, click Tools & uninstall any programs that you don't need or don't use anymore. BTW, I just googled your system. It appears you have a 500GB HDD. How it it partitioned?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


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#3
May 8, 2013 at 12:23:11
How large is the current hard drive you have? After using CClearner to remove the plethora of temporary files throughout your computer, don't forget to run a full system scan with Malwarebytes Free and/or SuperAntiSpyware Free.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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