Low disc space after system restore

August 8, 2012 at 13:27:44
Specs: Windows XP
I recently had to do a full system restore. Since than it keeps telling me i have low disc space.I have nothing left that i can delete.Help!!

See More: Low disc space after system restore

Report •


#1
August 8, 2012 at 15:29:02
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...

Report •

#2
August 8, 2012 at 15:30:30
Next.

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.


Report •

#3
August 8, 2012 at 15:34:53
Next, check these.

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.

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


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 8, 2012 at 17:21:08
What is your HD capacity and how much free space do you have?
(right click drive letter and go to Properties).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#5
August 8, 2012 at 17:42:55
System Restore is a Windows function. My guess is the OP did a full blown System Recovery, in other words, reinstalled the OS.

Report •

#6
August 9, 2012 at 10:59:31
I agree with #5 above. There may be 2 instances of Windows now installed and using space on the partition.

Report •


Ask Question