Computer help forum: Why is my D drive almost full??How do I empty it?

by: xspainx69 August 19, 2008 6:19 PM PDT

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Why is my D drive almost full??How do I empty it?

by xspainx69 - 8/19/08 6:19 PM

Hello everyone:

I am having a problem with my computer which is a POS.

Brief Specs:

Intel Celeron D
Win XP Home SP2
HP Pavilion 061
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HP_COMP
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
System Model ED822AA-ABA a1101n
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2933 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.08, 5/9/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"


Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 944.52 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.09 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 86.19 GB (92,541,169,664 bytes)
Free Space 66.89 GB (71,819,972,608 bytes)
Volume Name HP_PAVILION
Volume Serial Number 1CC60643

Drive D:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System FAT32
Size 6.96 GB (7,471,329,280 bytes)
Free Space 1.83 GB (1,960,820,736 bytes)
Volume Name HP_RECOVERY
Volume Serial Number 42AE5CCE


My problem is that my D drive as you can see doesnt have so much room left. When I start up my computer it takes a year and a month to load up all the start up icons on the bottom right by the clock. I deleted many programs and used "Defragment & Disk Clean up" it didnt do much in regards to giving me more speed.

Why is the D drive filling up? Is there a way in which I can make it stop filling itself up? Is there a way for me to delete the stuff in the D drive to free up more space?

Is there any solutions as opposed to "reformating".

I am not very computer savy so I really need step by step instructions to fix this problem.

I appreciate everyones help.


Thanks
Manny

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