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Old 04-23-2006, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need help in "recovering" memory after UNinstallation of software (game)

First time posting, so bear with me. Hopefully I didn't post in the wrong section.

I need help with uninstallation of a specific game (F.E.A.R.) and recovering used memory.

I'm actually a newbie to the gaming world. Recently dropped by Target and noticed "F.E.A.R." Graphically tremendous. I come home and do some internet searching for a demo of F.E.A.R., found it, downloaded, installed...but couldn't get it to work. I guess my system can't support the game. So then I decide to uninstall the game...

I have "uninstalled" the demo version (i.e. add/remove program) BUT I'm still short approximately 1 GB of FREE harddrive space. How do I recover this memory? I have restarted my computer but I'm still short 1 GB of memory. Where exactly is it? Hidden somewhere?

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Old 04-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried to defrag your drive and see if that helps?


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Old 04-23-2006, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Defragmentation complete, but still no success.

I was actually browsing the internet and an individual (link below) suggested that I conduct a "system restore"...well that didn't help either. Actually loss another gb that way. And so I un-did the restore, and again loss another gb. Is that suppose to happen?


By the way, here's the game (demo: F.E.A.R.)

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I have written some software that will allow you to see all the sizes of your directories right in windows. This should allow you to narrow down what folders are taking up too much space. Check it out at http://www.test1software.com
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