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    Default No disc space on 80 gig hd

    On the toshiba laptop A35 that my son is using, win xp, office 2000, it has 80 gig hd, but it keeps saying there is no disc space. We cleaned everything off we could but it is still saying there isn't enough disc space. Deleted all temp files, empty recycle bin, etc . I changed the go back setting, deleted all the photos, deleted every program that isn't used a lot, and still no disc space. How could it be used up!!!! 80 gigs!!!!
    I can't even find where it shows how much gigs I have and what is left.
    Thanks if you can help me.
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    Double click on My Computer - Right click on your 80gig drive probably called C: or D: drive. Click Properties. You should see a pie that will indicate how much space you have and how much was used.
    Do you have movies or a program that take many gig's of space on your computer? let us know with what you see in your properties.
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    You can also try running this program to help cleanup your computer.

    Download Cleanup! and install it.

    *NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups.

    Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu).
    Set the program up as follows:

    Click "Options..."
    Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
    Put a check next to the following (Make sure nothing else is checked!):
    • Empty Recycle Bins
    • Delete Cookies
    • Delete Prefetch files (if present)
    • Cleanup! All Users
    • Click on the Temporary Files tab and uncheck the box for Scan drives for files matching if it’s checked.
    Click OK
    Press the CleanUp! button to start the program and reboot when prompted.

    Let us know if this helps
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    When you delete something, you really don't get the space back until you empty the recycle bin. Ccleaner will empty it for you, but you can also empty it manually. Charlie

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    What is saying you have no disk space. Some non English applications get lost in translation and get memory mixed up with disk space.
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    Default Disc space

    He will be home tomorrow and I will check out the properties then. As far as I know no movies or big programs are on the computer except office suites and project. Thanks for the reminder on how to see the amount of hd space used and available. I did do a disc clean up and deleted everything not being used and checked for large programs in search, but couldn't find anything. I will get back with you tomorrow. Thanks!
    Dee
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    Default Lots of disc space now LOL

    Well, he brought back the computer and he had deleted a file that was imperitive to running windows, lucky for me I had a recovery disc. There's plenty of space now! Thanks for the help.
    Dee

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    If you ever have this problem again, try a free utility called TreeSize Free

    http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Sof..._space%3F.html
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    I downloaded it for future reference, thank you!
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