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Old 22 June 2009, 18:13   #11
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Is your OP (vista) on C drive or D?
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Is your OP (vista) on C drive or D?
Good question, how do I find out?
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I think it will be named local drive.
Go to START>COMPUTER and when the window comes up see what C and D drives are called. I think drives that use the letter D are normaly for recovery files? If it is just leave it alone as your computer will mainly use the C drive anyway.
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Where are you based Ian? I'm happy to take a peek at your lap top.

What I would suggest is buying something like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freecom-500G...5768156&sr=8-1

I use many of these in the recording studio and for the remote storage of any data that I don't want to lose. Very cheap and hugely reliable.

What you probably need to do is have a go through your system with someone who knows what they're doing to give it a tidy up - removing programs you don't use (control panel, add/delete programs) and perhaps downloading cc cleaner to tidy the registry.

Cookies are tiny - but it could be your cache needs emptying, this is the place where every web page you've looked at is stored... it can be quite memory intensive.

If you get stuck, PM me and I'm happy to help....
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I run an ACER - and the 'C' has the OS on it - with D being tagged as 'DATA' - so the BIG stuff like hi res pics & so on . Each is I think on mine 40 GB , but clearly could be be differant.

I run Vista on it - and its err crap, but have several thousand PICS on it ( D) & no music etc so only use around 8-10GB on the D drive.
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I run an ACER - and the 'C' has the OS on it - with D being tagged as 'DATA' - so the BIG stuff like hi res pics & so on . Each is I think on mine 40 GB , but clearly could be be differant.

I run Vista on it - and its err crap, but have several thousand PICS on it ( D) & no music etc so only use around 8-10GB on the D drive.
Think I must have a problem then as I hardly use the unit for anything but internet searches and e mails and store little as far as I know, back up is done regularly so does this dump in D drive but if so why cant I clear it? yet D drive is full and I cant find a way to clear it
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Think I must have a problem then as I hardly use the unit for anything but internet searches and e mails and store little as far as I know, back up is done regularly so does this dump in D drive but if so why cant I clear it? yet D drive is full and I cant find a way to clear it
You have to do it manually - did you look at the folders as I suggested earlier to see what is taking up so much space?
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Try this:

1. Right-click the icon of "Internet Explorer" on the desktop and select
"Properties"
2. Click the "Settings" button under the area of "Browsing history"
3. You can view the "Current location" on the pop-up dialog box ,and click
the "View files" to open the folder with windows explorer.
4. You can delete the Cookies and the Temp Internet Files manually, or you
may click "Delete" button under the area of "Browsing history".

Vista also has something called the 'Clean Manager'.

Press the 'Windows' key + R to bring up the run box.

Type in 'cleanmgr.exe' and press OK

This will tell you just how much space is being used by stuff you can clean out. Don't delete everything (as I don't know quite what's in there on your computer) but certainly thumbnails and recycle bin.

Hope this helps!

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I thought he had already done that............
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I thought he had already done that............
done most things, working back to check before i ask a shop!
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