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Computer Geniuses HELP!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by THROUGHITALLDUDE, Oct 31, 2010.

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What do you think it probably is?

Poll closed Nov 30, 2010.
  1. You probably have that virus

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  2. Your drive is just full get a second drive

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  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    So my Laptop (3 years old) memory says its pretty much completely full. I went through last week and deleted a ton of stuff and it free up a chunk of space well now its says its just about full again.SO a few questions do you think I have a virus that just multiplies and takes up space cause I read that those are out there. I think this because all I downloaded since that time was one album for a band so I dont see how that couldve filled it up again. Or do you think its just full. If everyone seems to think its full I am just gonna buy a external hard drive unless you guys know of something better.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    It's pretty easy to tell what it's full of. You have alot of music or photos or anything?? how big is the drive you are using now?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    You need to go to "My Computer" and right click on "C:" and click properties. It will show you a pie chart of how much room you have on your HARD DRIVE. This is what you can use to determine how much space you have vs how much you have used. You can also use the disk clean up to free up some more space. This is if you are actually talking about your hard drive as you seem to be. If you are actually talking about your system MEMORY aka RAM, then you do indeed have some sort of virus...
     
  4. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    you wasted your 666th post on this?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    well I have checked the Pie chart you are speaking of and it says the C drive is almost completely full. I have defragmented and Cleaned up with multiple programs and none of them help. So its a situation where its wierd that its happening I get a little pop up every 2 minutes saying your running on very low drive space
     
  6. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    get an external hard drive and move all your music and porn off the laptop.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    how did you know thats whats on there :spy:
     
  8. Oct 31, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    Well I guess Ill try that hopefully it works
     
  9. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    I do use torrents what do you mean by that I am actually going to get a external hard drive to transfer everything I want to keep on to it and put windows seven on my computer and than transfer only what i want back over......but I use torrents can you explain to me whats bad about it and what i can do to fix it
     
  10. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    as far as magically losing drive space, it is very hard to accurately calculate how much is full. when files are "deleted", they still remain on the drive, they are just marked as able to be written over. defragmenting a hard drive usually causes massive amounts of disk space to be taken up as files are copied to be moved. even after the defragment, some space will be temporarily "lost"

    but an external is your best option right now. or get a new computer. jesus 3 years old?! didn't know people still owned laptops that ran on kerosene and whale blubber. all the new ones run on this thing called "electricity' :D
     
  11. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    ass hahahaha lol :p
     
  12. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Sounds like you just need a bigger hard drive. I try to do a clean windows install on all my machines annually, just to clean out all the crap. Invest in an external HDD, or a bigger HDD for your lappy. Throw all the files you want to keep on the external, do a clean windows install on your lappy, and move the files back.

    If your looking for a new HDD, I get all my parts from either Microcenter (local), Newegg.com, or Amazon.com

    Microcenter has 1 terabyte desktop HDD's for about $60 right now.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    when installing windows 7 wont everything on there now be erased ? i was hoping to move everything i wanna keep on the drive nd than install 7 and hopefully it will delete everything
     
  14. Oct 31, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    get an external hard drive and back up all of your files before you do anything. but before you do install windows 7, make sure to run a virus sweep if you have not already.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    I would recommend the following strategy:
    A) Open My Computer > navigate to C: > right click windows > properties - this directory should be between 15-25GB Maximum. If it is excessively large, you likely have many memory dumps or other system error logs.
    B) Run "Crap Cleaner" (aka CCleaner); it should free up a few GBs if you haven't freed up that space already.
    C) Open My Computer > navigate to C: > open Users (if Vista/7) or Docs & Settings (if XP) > right click your user folder > it should be relative to how much data you think is stored there (such as if you know you have a hundred movies, expected ~70-100GB or so + a few GBs for other data). If it is substantially larger than anticipated, dig deeper to determine where the extra space is used. If you have a problem with duplicate files (saving them to multiple places or copying files), use a duplicate file finder.

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  16. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    I AM BACK!!!!!! well thank you all for your help I went and bought a external hard drive and windows 7......i pulled everything I wanted to keep onto the hard drive and than install windows 7.....windows 7 than took everything from my old OP and put into one file which I delete because it was full of 3 years worth of shit. Than brought all my documents and songs back over and now i have 75% of my hard drive free and I am running windows 7 which i have to say is way better than vista but once again thank for the advice
     
  17. Nov 1, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    windows 7 is mucho better than vista. how big a external did you get?
     
  18. Nov 1, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    uhhhh like 500 gb its huge
     
  19. Nov 2, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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