windows xp clogging drive

November 3, 2011 at 14:31:12
Specs: Windows XP
75 gig harddrive showing 19gigs of windows

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November 3, 2011 at 14:39:21
Here are a few things to check for starters, there are more, see how you go after these.

Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
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

Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
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.

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November 3, 2011 at 14:51:44
If your computer is NOT a laptop/notebook then you can stop Hibernate.
Hibernation, reserves disk space equal to your RAM.

Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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November 3, 2011 at 16:07:00
have you done something really really simple like run disk cleanup off the accessories/system tools menu???

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November 3, 2011 at 20:20:37
"windows xp clogging drive"

"75 gig harddrive showing 19gigs of windows"

That's as clear as mud.

Do you mean your \Windows folder is 19 gb , or what ?

What is the size of the hard drive partition Windows is on, which is usually C ?

How much free space is left on that partition ?

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