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Old 4th March 2009, 14:27   #1621
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Please Google and download CCleaner. It is a freeware and also free of all those *wares. Install and run the cleaner. First fun the analyser to see how much space is being cleared. Use the default options.
Gosh, HappyWheels, you're suspecting THAT much of junk files?!

Well, it could transpire for a computer that has not seen a disc cleaner for a few years!
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Old 4th March 2009, 14:50   #1622
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Gosh, HappyWheels, you're suspecting THAT much of junk files?! ...
Not sure mate, but then even though my suggestion sound extreme, where are the free space?

Just trying to knock off one option from the list of probables here.
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Not sure mate, but then even though my suggestion sound extreme, where are the free space?
That kind of very large space usually occurs due to unallocated space on the HDD. The disc utility should give more info about this.
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Hi,

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Dell support is that in case of a problem an engineer will be present at your location within 24 hours of you lodging the complaint and will be carrying the needed parts (based on the tele-diagnosis). In my experience their support has been flawless.
24 hours! Very impressive!

I had two occasions to ask for help.

First time, the phone call was within 24 hours, the physical person came on the 6th day with parts.

Second time, the email came 48 hours later and no phone calls. The replacement battery came on the 10th day. I had to send back the old battery on my own.

Different service in different parts. The service centres for my area is situated 50 and 60 kms away.
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When I 'Explore' a Hard disk I cannot sort the folders based on theri size. Just the files. Right?

The Windows directory is about 15GB
The Program files is about 8GB
The Users directory is about 5GB
SW Tools is about 3GB
Program Data about 3GB
other misc stuff must add up to less than 2GB
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this still totals to 36GB out of 58GB used. Still looking for 20+GB. There cant be 20GB of hidden/system files and unformatted/unallocated disk space can there?

I never thought I'd learn so much about hardware on a car forum! Thanks guys!
If I were in your place, I would not bother and get a 256gb straight away. You are just confusing yourself.
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navin can you post the disk management image like happy wheels did.
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@Navin Ji- Like devarshi said why to bother so much about an extra 128gig. Just get the 256gb and stay happy
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Iv been looking at some options for a lappie for my brother.

Dont want consumer line but an entry level business machine as he will be graduating next year.

HP looks like VFM and their 3 year 'care'pack' sounds good.

What about presario? They were running a lot of freebie deals last month.
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Old 4th March 2009, 22:16   #1629
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There is an option ('Tools' > Folder Options' > 'View') whereby you can ask for hidden files to be 'shown' and another where you can ask for system files to be 'shown'.
These 'hyberfil.sys' and 'pagefile.sys' files, amongst many smaller ones, can be HUGE and are not shown by default. LOL!!
will try this tomorrow. first I'll try it on my machines. if you guys saw my setup you'd laugh at me. Bass & Trouble (from the ICE section) visited me once and had a smile on his face (that he did not say anything shows that his parents taught him to respect his elders however stupid their actions may seem). Tubes I can understand, Microsoft I cant.

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Please Google and download CCleaner. Navin: You can also use Xplorer to view the subfolder size. Use the free version. Might give you some more info.
A IBM engineer I met on the NYC subway once told me about this CC cleaner but I worry that free ware is usually buggy and will delete stuff I need.

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Well, it could transpire for a computer that has not seen a disc cleaner for a few years!
I regularly do a disk clean up and run diskeeper.

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If I were in your place, I would not bother and get a 256gb straight away. You are just confusing yourself.


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navin can you post the disk management image like happy wheels did.
how do you do this. something about making a screen shot (this part I dont know) and then uploading the pic to the forum (another part I have never done).

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Just get the 256gb and stay happy
I know. I just figured I'd use this excuse to learn a thing or to. Guess I was never cut out to be a software engineer.

Funny in my senior year (some eons ago) I actually designed a bit sliced microcomputer (4 slices of 4 bits each running at 10Mhz) using an AMD core (not the 2901) and ALU (not the 29xx series but I will try and find the papers if you guys are really interested) but these processors looked something like the ones shown here
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Old 4th March 2009, 23:04   #1630
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Here is what you do to take a screen shot. i will give you a simplest step. but there are software available for this, taking screen shot.

Just press print screen key and open paint, paste it and crop what you need and save it as jpg (not bmp) image.

^^^ Just curious! how come you are a moderator . its because of your high post count.??
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Just press print screen key and open paint, paste it and crop what you need and save it as jpg (not bmp) image.
ok thanks for that info about screen shots.

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^^^ Just curious! how come you are a moderator . its because of your high post count.??
I never gave that a thought but I am sure that was not the reason.

Must be because I look like George Clooney :-)
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ok thanks for that info about screen shots.



I never gave that a thought but I am sure that was not the reason.

Must be because I look like George Clooney :-)
HA HA. Am really amazed in all these posts you had never posted a single picture.
Seems all the posts have gone to music section
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Seems all the posts have gone to music section
yes the most frequest advice I give to tell people to use their ears!

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These 'hyberfil.sys' and 'pagefile.sys' files, amongst many smaller ones, can be HUGE and are not shown by default. LOL!!

Unallocated disc space, likewise, will get shown if you go into the disc-management utility.
I tried teh disk management utility and found no unallocated disk space but did find a pagefile.sys that was about 3GB! Still it does not account for 20GB. 20GB is a lot of space (for a guy who learnt to program on a PDP-8).
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Old 6th March 2009, 16:19   #1634
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you can do two things.tab

1. go to start>accessories>system tool > disk cleanup.

now run the clean on c drive. check all option. also do system systore cleanup. (on More )

also you can start clean manager by
Start > Run > type cleanmgr 'ENTER'

clean manager
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PS: system restore uses lot of disk space.
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I've heard that all the prices of all computers & it's components are increasing day-by-day due to rupee devaluation. Is that true ?
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