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Old 12-19-05, 09:22 PM
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help unable to clean space on my hard drive

hi, for the last few days everytime i go into the control panel and then performance and maintenance and then try to FREE UP SPACE ON HARD DISK, it will not let me, i tried restarting the computer,, shuting it down for a few hours but nothing works, on start up disk clean up comes up but when i click on it nothing happens, can anyone tell me what to do, i have a dell optiplex GX1, thanks.
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Old 12-20-05, 01:23 AM
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Maybe try booting into safe mode?

Doesn't doing that just delete the temp internet files and other things you can do on your own anyway?
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Old 12-20-05, 11:56 AM
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Here is a simple program that may help you see what is using space on your harddrive and free it up manually: http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
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Old 12-20-05, 12:33 PM
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get ccleaner from filehippo.com

Press ANALyze first. Let it do its thing. Can take long depending on how much crap is on the computer.

Then press 'Run Cleaner'.

This should clear out a lot of stuff (not the important stuff)

It'll also tell you how much space it recovered.
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Old 12-23-05, 05:31 AM
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thanks guys i'll try it.
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