Recurring Disk Space Problem

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    WhoMe

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    Hey Experts,

    I've got an HP Mini 110 running XP Home. I use it to read email, do some wordprocessing and watch movies at hulu and amazon. My browsing history gets cleared fairly regularly. Every couple of months or so, I do a defrag and run the utility that cleans up the hard drive. Microsoft essentials says that I have no viruses.

    And yet, the mini is running slow and when I went to defrag today, I got a message that I don't have enough free disk space to run the utility. This seems to happen to me on all of my laptops. I am obsessive about removing programs I don't use, don't store music or photos on the mini. What am I overlooking?

    Thanks!
     
    WhoMe, Aug 18, 2012
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    Please help with this. I'm not an expert by any means, just someone who doesn't want to lose this computer.
     
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    15% of your drive needs to be free in order to defrag
    rest your mouse over the drive you want to defrag to see how much is free space
     
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    Thanks for your reply. My question is, why do I always end up with this problem of not enough disk space when I don't store anything locally? I understand that I need 15% free disk space, but there is nothing to remove that I know of.
     
    WhoMe, Aug 19, 2012
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    Try CCleaner to remove excess junk from your computer, things like Temp files etc and see if that works
     
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