harddrive full after cleanup/factory reset

June 23, 2011 at 09:56:14
Specs: Windows xp, 488
my C drive is only 15% available after i did a defrag, registry defrag, disk clean up, removed junk files, system restore clean up, and manually deleted all my user files and downloads. somehow, there is still over 60gbs being used. if there is no way to delete all this stuff how do i restore my computer to factory settings?

i have a windows 7 disk that i plan on installing after i free up all this space and upgrade my RAM. should i just try to reset everything to factory and save myself time?


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#1
June 23, 2011 at 10:34:36
Yes, as you can only go from XP to Win7 with a clean install. Make sure you run the Win7 upgrade advisor beforehand to make sure all your hardware has appropriate drivers available.

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#2
June 23, 2011 at 11:21:55
why is my hard drive still so full after i deleted everything

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#3
June 23, 2011 at 11:35:27
I would suggest you do a chkdsk and post the results for review

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#4
June 23, 2011 at 11:36:29
i just did the recovery and after all that, it reloaded everything to factory setting and reset everything, but didnt touch the C drive, and its still full.

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#5
June 23, 2011 at 11:52:44
when i do the chkdsk the black box pops up, it does the scan and goes away. how do i get the results to post them?

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#6
June 23, 2011 at 11:56:17
You're not going to be able to run Win7 on a system with just 488MB RAM.

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#7
June 23, 2011 at 16:25:54
Try chkdsk /f instead. The HD will then be checked and fixed when you next reboot (you hit Y then Enter key when you get the black box.

You'll still have to be fast to read the final results at the end of the test - look for bad blocks (in the middle of the final screen). To get the log, see this post:
http://forum.soft32.com/windows/chk...

Please do not post then vanish - let us know the outcome


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#8
June 24, 2011 at 09:48:53
I wanted to update my graphics card as well so i can upgrade to windows 7. i have a Emachines t5254 that has vista and a better graphic card. the computer shuts off during startup so its broken and i want to take the graphics card but i think its built in to the motherboard so i cant. can anyone give me so info?

I got my recovery cd to work and did the full destructive recovery, updated drivers, installed avg virus protection, avg tune up 2011 (both registered)


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