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Old 09-24-2006, 03:06 PM   #11
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Anyone know of a way I could delete everything on my computer except the operating system?
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:27 PM   #12
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you coudl reinstall windows and then when reinstalling it, delete the partition,l and then create a new partion over where the old one was and instal x on that. but i would recomend buying a new hard driev anwyays. 4gb is just too small.
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:33 PM   #13
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I can't go through the drama of installing Windows 2000 on this thing again. You have no idea. It's awful.

Isn't there a way to wipe everything but leave the OS in tact so all I have to do is download everything again?
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:42 PM   #14
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your better off just un-installing all the programs in the control panel you see in there, and re-installing the ones you want..
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:40 PM   #15
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Just did, I can't get it passed about 400MB. My computer right now has an Antivirus, a Firewall, a sypware blocker, Internet Explorer, and AIM on it. That's it. There's nothing left to delete.

Just 3 days ago it had a bunch of stuff on it, 1GB left, and no problems. I've deleted almost everything and can't get it past 400MB. There's nothing left to delete. I can't buy a new harddrive right now, what happened to cause it to be working fine for about 2 months and now it's shrinking for no reason?
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you could just use that hard drive for windows and then buy another one to store files on if you really dont want to reinstall windows.
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #17
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Could anyone link me to an FAQ on how to install an external hard drive or something?
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external hard drives just plgu in through usb or firewire, similar to the way you use a flash drive.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:57 PM   #19
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If you're going to be that stubborn about keeping the os on a drive that small, then run these every day.

Crap Cleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Find Junk files
http://majorgeeks.com/Find_Junk_Files_d1953.html

Reg cleaner
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:33 PM   #20
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Thanks lots for those love. Hugs and such.

So, about external hard drives: is it just for storing like pics, videos, etc or can you actually have internet, virus stuff, media players, etc on it and them running fine on your computer?
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