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My pc has a disk space of 37.2gb. it says I am using 27.9gb. what is using so mu

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January 11, 2012 5:48:23 AM

my pc has a disk space of 37.2gb. it says I am using 27.9gb. what is using so much gb? I've tried everything to clean up unused stuff. I only have 5 gigs of music and no movies or videos. literally the only thing I ever save is music. Is there a way I can pull up a list of programs/files that are taking up all the space?

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January 11, 2012 6:32:39 AM

Start -> Control Panel -> "Programs and Features" (Win Vista / 7) or "Software" (WinXP). That will show everything you have installed.

However 28gb-5gb music = 23gb, which isn't much for an OS and a few programs imo...
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January 11, 2012 10:49:41 AM

reecespieces88 said:
my pc has a disk space of 37.2gb. it says I am using 27.9gb. what is using so much gb? I've tried everything to clean up unused stuff. I only have 5 gigs of music and no movies or videos. literally the only thing I ever save is music. Is there a way I can pull up a list of programs/files that are taking up all the space?

Do u have a page file? How much of the RAM do u have?

Did u use hibernation?

Do u use the system restore, is it ON?

How old is the windows installed?

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January 11, 2012 10:56:38 AM

reecespieces88 said:
my pc has a disk space of 37.2gb. it says I am using 27.9gb. what is using so much gb? I've tried everything to clean up unused stuff. I only have 5 gigs of music and no movies or videos. literally the only thing I ever save is music. Is there a way I can pull up a list of programs/files that are taking up all the space?

U can u run Belarc and it will give u all the info about your PC including the installed programs, those u can copy here and we can advice u what is safe to get rid of or get better alternative @ http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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January 11, 2012 12:58:44 PM

To see where disk storage is being used, regardless of whether it is data / OS / hidden fooey, WinDirStat is an excellent first tool to use. Be sure to turn on display of hidden files.

If you have already gotten into more gritty details, this may be useless. As I said, I think of it as the first tool to use.
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January 11, 2012 3:09:49 PM

Thanks for everyones help! Nikorr, I ran the Belarc and it opened up the page with my comps profile. Looks like a japanese phone book to me. Should I select all and post it here? or is there a way I can post a link?
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January 11, 2012 3:12:14 PM

reecespieces88 said:
Thanks for everyones help! Nikorr, I ran the Belarc and it opened up the page with my comps profile. Looks like a japanese phone book to me. Should I select all and post it here? or is there a way I can post a link?

Sure, post it here, but edit your private info, like IP or serial #'s ...

Post your hardware and the programs installed.

No need to post windows updates : )
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January 11, 2012 3:18:16 PM

If you can't tell already, I'm not very computer savy...

Operating System new – server roles System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 2/27/2011 5:49:39 PM Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 3000
System Service Tag: 8689461 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number:
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0N6381
Serial Number: ..
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A01 08/24/2004
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
Last Used
Apple iPod, s/n , rev 1.62 12/28/2011 5:23:21 PM*


* Possibly used again before the reboot following this time. None discovered
Drives new – drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
39.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
9.69 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

BENQ CDRW 5232X [Optical drive]
Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max [Optical drive]

ST340014A [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JXFACCQ, rev 8.16, SMART Status: Healthy 510 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 39.99 GB 9.69 GB free
Controllers Display
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
HP 2159 [Monitor] (21.7"vis, s/n CNT942Z0PT, October 2009)


i Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 10,0,22,87
i Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 11,1,102,55
ı i Analog Devices, Inc. - SMax4PNP Application Version 5, 2, 0, 5
ı i Apple Inc. - Bonjour Version 3,0,0,10
ı i Apple Inc. - iTunes Version 10.5.2.11
ı i Apple Inc. - MobileDeviceService Version 3.3.0.0
ı i Apple Inc. - MobileMe Version 1, 6, 7, 0
i Apple Inc. - QuickTime QuickTime 7.7.1 (1680.42)
ı i Apple Inc. - Safari Version 5.1.2 (7534.52.7)
ı i Apple Push
ı i Apple Software Update Version 2.1.3
ı i Avira Free Antivirus Version 12.1.0.18
ı i Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 8.2g
ı i BitTorrent, Inc. - µTorrent Version 2.2.1.24908
ı i BVRP Software TestLine Version 1, 0, 0, 1
i Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.5512
ı i Discordia Limited - jZip Version 1.3.0.105356
i FrostWire Version 4.12.0
i http://libusb-win32.sourceforge.net - LibUsb-Win32 - Test Program Version 0.1.12.1
ı i Intel(R) Common User Interface Version 7.0.0.4396 i Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7.0.18066
i Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Version 11.0.5721.5145
i Online Media Technologies LTD. - AVS Update Manager Version 1.0
i Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U13 Version 6.0.130.3
i WD Discovery Version 1, 5, 907, 4
i Wizards to adjust .NET Framework security, assign trust to assemblies, and fix broken .NET applications. Version 1.0.5000.0



Not sure if any of this is at all what I was supposed to do...
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January 11, 2012 3:22:34 PM

Best answer selected by reecespieces88.
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January 11, 2012 3:27:50 PM

Thanks a lot, buddy. So does everything, with the exception of LIBUSB, look pretty normal? Sorry if I'm bothering you
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January 11, 2012 3:57:27 PM

Hey, u don't bother me : )

Looks better than I thought : )

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Do u have a page file? How much of the RAM do u have?

Did u use hibernation?

Do u use the system restore, is it ON?

How old is the windows installed?


Can u go to your search and look for files, set it size 5MB and up.
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