Solved Deleted obsolete programmes but less disc space?

May 29, 2012 at 03:31:02
Specs: Windows XP
Hi everyone,
I have recently deleted various old unused programmes from my computer to make more space but after I did this it said I had no free space at all and will now not let me system restore either. I have made some space by compressing the whole of C:/ but have no idea why erasing programmes would leve me less space?

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✔ Best Answer
May 31, 2012 at 05:18:27
Run TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista/Windows 7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Reduce your Java Cache
http://www.steveshank.com/Newslette...
Dumping Java cache improves browser performance
http://windowssecrets.com/2009/11/1...

I set all my browsers to 50mb cache.
Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Amount of Disk Space to Use.
This shows the amount of disk space that will be allocated for your Temporary Internet Files. By default Windows uses 10 percent of your Windows system partition. This amount can be significant if you use the 10 percent model. It is advised that you change this setting to a lower number such as 50 MB.

Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
http://www.windowsreference.com/win...
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...
Start > My Computer > right click & select Properties.
Select System Restore & untick > Turn off System Restore on all drives.
Select the drive with the operating system on, click Settings & set it on Min or slightly higher.
Any other drive or partition, click Settings & tick > Turn off System Restore on this drive.
http://img858.imageshack.us/g/syste...

If your computer is NOT a laptop/notebook then you can stop Hibernate.
Hibernation, reserves disk space equal to your RAM.
http://www.opentutorial.com/Disable...



#1
May 29, 2012 at 05:24:31
Did you empty the recycle bin?

I suggest you download and run the cleaner module of Ccleaner Slim. Get it from the link below.

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


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#2
May 29, 2012 at 05:34:32
Yes I've emptied everything, I've even compressed the C drive and reduced the restore mb level, defraged and run a registery cleaner. This has actually created me 35gb of space (due to compressing) but it seems to me that somehow everything I've ever done on the computer must have released and be duplicating somewhere and I still cannot get a restore point past today. Aaaaargh!!!

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#3
May 29, 2012 at 05:44:17
Windows explorer should show you everything that is currently on the hard drive. You MAY need to globally change the properties of the files.

System restore can use lots of space. You can delete all previous restore points, which will free up space.

I would still run Ccleaner Slim. It removes more items than just files in the recycle bin.


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#4
May 29, 2012 at 14:35:12
What is the total size of the partition Windows itself was installed on ?

Windows does NOT generate a message about not enough free space unless you have a LOT less than 10% free space (of the space the partition Windows itself was installed on) left on that partition.


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#5
May 31, 2012 at 03:49:57
I have run CC cleaner which gave me a little more space but it was compressing hard drive that gave me most.... The computer only has one partition which is 142GB.... Recover still will not give me any restore points and defrag shows most files as Red and will not defrag properly as it looks like the space is still full. Confused??

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#6
May 31, 2012 at 05:18:27
✔ Best Answer
Run TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista/Windows 7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Reduce your Java Cache
http://www.steveshank.com/Newslette...
Dumping Java cache improves browser performance
http://windowssecrets.com/2009/11/1...

I set all my browsers to 50mb cache.
Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Amount of Disk Space to Use.
This shows the amount of disk space that will be allocated for your Temporary Internet Files. By default Windows uses 10 percent of your Windows system partition. This amount can be significant if you use the 10 percent model. It is advised that you change this setting to a lower number such as 50 MB.

Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
http://www.windowsreference.com/win...
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...
Start > My Computer > right click & select Properties.
Select System Restore & untick > Turn off System Restore on all drives.
Select the drive with the operating system on, click Settings & set it on Min or slightly higher.
Any other drive or partition, click Settings & tick > Turn off System Restore on this drive.
http://img858.imageshack.us/g/syste...

If your computer is NOT a laptop/notebook then you can stop Hibernate.
Hibernation, reserves disk space equal to your RAM.
http://www.opentutorial.com/Disable...


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#7
May 31, 2012 at 11:26:11
Johnw...
I have just ran the TFC.exe cache cleaner and it has taken the 35gb up to 112GB with 30GB used, therefore apparently doing the job nicely. Thank you so much for your help with this problem. I'll let you know if it gors wrong again.
I owe you a pint.
Regards
Dave

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#8
May 31, 2012 at 15:05:03
"I'll let you know if it gors wrong again"
If you do the rest of the fixes I listed, you will be right, Dave.

Thank you so much for your help with this problem.
YW.


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