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C Drive headaches
« on: September 21, 2010, 12:32:08 PM »
My freaking C drive is driving me crazy because it appears to be full, ergo not allowing me to download anything.


The vexing part is that when I check each folder in it individually and add up the space it is taking, the total is about half of the supposed overall capacity for the drive.


Could there be some hidden files taking up lots of space? Should I delete some big files from the other drives to make more room on the C drive?


Any tips are appreciated.

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 01:19:18 PM »
All I can think of is hidden files... or some weird malware/virus.

Also -- are you talking about partitioned drives? Do people still do that?

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 09:17:31 AM »
Since the XP program on the computer is in a language I cannot read worth a lick, I'm more clueless than ever.


The partition thing is a possibility, but I click on another drive to take my downloads, yet for some reason it still fills up the storage space on C drive (at least temporarily).

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 09:22:37 PM »
Back up all your shit on an external drive.

Format C:
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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 11:42:08 PM »
Can I do that to C without having to reinstall XP afterwards?


Now my system also suddenly shuts down on a frequent basis and give a message about disabling BIOS memory.

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 10:12:01 AM »
Is it asking you to disable the BIOS?  That error is a driver/software conflict, normally.  At least, it was in my old, old computer 8 years ago when I fucked around with pirated windows and a stolen external DVD writer.

Could also be a memory problem.

How old's your computer?

As to  reinstalling XP -- I'm sure there are backup programs that can dump everything on an external harddrive and then put it back onto the main computer again.  Don't know anything about that, but I'd be shocked if such an option didn't exist.

Though I'd explore the software/driver/memory issue first.


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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2010, 01:23:18 PM »
Well, thankfully it is not really my computer; and my guesstimate puts it birth at somewhere around the turn of the last century.

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 01:25:10 PM »
If it's not your computer, then throw it out the window and get a new one!

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Re: C Drive headaches
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 09:26:07 PM »
Unless you're completely broke, a new computer can be had for cheap.