Windows 7 Low disk space issue

Hewlett-packard / Pavillion a1120a
June 1, 2010 at 20:40:44
Specs: Windows 7
I got a virus on my desktop and I was told to reinstall windows xp which I did and now I keep getting an error window telling me that the H:/ disk is low and I only have 9% of disk space left, yet I only have about 10 programs installed there cause I had to delete a lot to get up to that amount of disk space, so I can't install an antivirus or other things. Can anybody help please?

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#1
June 2, 2010 at 03:21:29
sounds like you have,
a, a windows.old file you can delete.
b, backups are been made to that drive.delete some of the backup files
c, you need to expand the drive, how big is your h;drive?
what is your drive structure like, c:/, d:/ e:/ f:/ g:/ h:/ what sizes and how many actual drives do you have?

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#2
June 2, 2010 at 06:21:03
Your specs say windows 7?
How did you go about re-installing XP?
Also H disc??? Why would you install it on there?

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#3
June 2, 2010 at 12:59:51
It is my desktop that ran on window xp so I was told to reinstall windows xp onto my computer so I did and I don't know how it got installed on the H:/ drive as you can tell I'm not computer literate.

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#4
June 2, 2010 at 13:30:47
I have a c: drive has 68.5 GB and 65.5 free space and a H: drive has 5.98 GB and 748MB free space so obviously the H: Drive has all the old files on it but I don't know how to delete them or even where to find them on the disk. . I thought I would try to restore it back to factory settings but the f11/ f10/f12 doesn't work. Any suggestions on how to delete the old files or any other idea's on how to get more space on the drive?

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#5
June 2, 2010 at 14:00:00
"I had to delete a lot to get up to that amount of disk space"
The "H" drive is not a drive but a partition which was used for holding your restore files that restore your pc to factory settings.
It should not be used for any other purpose, having deleted those files you can no longer do this without a set of recovery disks.
If you didn't make a set when you would have been promted to do when you first got it, you would now need to purchase a set from HP if you want to restore it as it was.
You need to start again and install on the C: partition, whether you choose XP or W7.
You may still have W7 on C but with a messed up bootloader, you can try booting with the W7 dvd and running the repair startup.
"so I can't install an antivirus or other things."
But before you start if XP is working uninstall programs to make room for an antivirus program, never mind other things and run it to check for viruses before attempting to recover W7.

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