My D Drive is almost full, there is only 221 mbs left of 3.4gbs space. I have no idea why this has happened, and want to get rid of any unnessecary files. The problem is that I have no idea what, if any files, can be safely deleted.
I've looked at 2 files in the Program Files called "Pixela (a Japanese image-mixing company)" and "Sophos (anti-spyware etc, but I now use Avast software, so do I need Sophos?)" which are about 100mbs each. Will deleting either of them bring an end to the life of this computer?
I've always thought that the D Drive contained the files necessary to run the computer, and as such, should be just left alone. But for some reason it has just filled up, after 4 years of working without a single problem.
Last edited by osarusan; 08/01/2009 at 4:55 PM.
Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup
My Computer - D Drive - Right click, scroll down to Properties - Disk Cleanup?
I've already done that a few times. I get rid of about 3/4 megs each time, just a drop in my ocean of used memory.
EDIT : Did that Dahamsta, but similar results to before, just very small gains.
Last edited by osarusan; 08/01/2009 at 8:29 PM.
How big is the drive?
3.68gb, of which 3.42 is used.
I shoudl perhaps add that about 2 years ago, the computer was split into 2 operating systems, an English one for me, and a Japanese one for the missus. The English one packed it in a few months ago, thanks to a wonky dll file, so we've been using the Japanese one since. But I dont think that should affect the memory, as I can still retrieve any stuff I had on the old English OS.
if the OS doesnt work why not just remove the OS?! OR reinstall over the OS on the d:?!
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I am assuming when you restart you previously had an option to choose English or Japanese OS? If the dead one is on D drive then you could just delete the Windows folder & keep the ones you have files on?
3.4GB is a tiny disk in this day and age, not really suitable for a modern OS. Time for an upgrade methinks!
Just in case I wasn't clear, by upgrade I mean the entire computer. If the computer came with a disk that small it'll be utterly underpowered for today's computing tasks; ye gods, it's underpowered for today's web! Hit the Dell website if you have one there and buy a low-spec Inspiron desktop. Upgrade the processor if you can afford it by one or two steps, but nothing else -- you can add more memory or disks later using cheaper non-Dell parts. It should be in the region of €300-500.
Last edited by dahamsta; 10/01/2009 at 5:04 PM.