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Old 04-05-2005, 01:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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hey hey hey i think its not about unalocated space i just think its XP going for too much restore pointes
deleting deleted files DO NOT increase free space it just increase privacy and security
right click your hard and then clean then advanced then delete all but the last restore point
(I hope it work because it already worked for me)

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Old 04-05-2005, 03:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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psman is on the right track. Windows will allocate space for whatever it thinks it needs for system restore, recycle bin and for temp files for Internet Explorer. This space is not seen under your C drive thus giving the appearance of "lost" disc space.

1) Right click your recycle bin >> properties >> lower your allocated space for your recycle bin down to 1-3%.

2) In Internet Explorer >> tools >> internet options >> temporary internet files >> files >> reduce your temp file allocation down to around 200 megs or so, smaller if your on broadband. >> hit OK >> hit OK again.

3) Right click "My Computer" >> system restore >> highlight your C drive >> settings >> reduce it to 800 megs or so. >> hit OK >> hit OK again.

Once your done all that, run disk cleanup and then defrag your C drive. Reboot for good measure.

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks guys for everything but two things:
1. When I rebooted my computer, it said it couldn't find the ntdr file or soemthing, and wouldn't boot. Made me reinstall Win Xp Pro., so, I said screw it, and reformatted to an NFTS Drive instead of FAT32 and reinstalled Windows.
2. Now that I did that, like I said before, (I don't know what the heack its doing) but when I tell you that when System Mechanic 5 Pro and the System Shield programs are used, I let it run for about 3 hours to finish, and voila! I have gained 5-6gb meraculously! Now you tell me that its magic so you don't seem to believe me! lol!

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