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Can the effects of checking the "compress drive to save disk space" box in the disk properties be reversed? I don't want to test it out if they can't be.

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Hi wioneo,

 

I don't think I would suggest you do that as it will slow up your computer. Every time you want to open something or run a program, the files need to be uncompressed to be able to run.

 

I would suggest that you run a Pit test & post a TechExpress link to your results.

 

The first two links down this page will show you how.

 

Regards,

 

Hawk :beer:

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Try running a few drive cleanup utilies. Such as CCleaner and/or CleanUp.

 

You may also want to begin uninstalling stuff that you do not use.

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That's the one. :)

 

You only have 18% free space on C Drive which is not enought. You can either delete items you no longer need or use (NOT Security Updates) or burn to CDs anything you want to keep or get a USB external drive & transfer to it & then delete. The following is installed on your computer:

 

Name Publisher Date Installed

Sid Meier's Civilization 4 - Warlords Firaxis Games Sep 10, 2006

Cheetah CD Burner Sep 09, 2006

InterVideo WinDVD Player InterVideo Inc. Sep 09, 2006

PrintMaster Broderbund LLC Sep 09, 2006

DivX Converter DivX, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

DivX Web Player DivX,Inc. Sep 09, 2006

MyDsc2 Sep 09, 2006

Intel® Extreme Graphics Driver Sep 09, 2006

DivX Player DivXNetworks, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Compaq Organize Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft IntelliPoint 5.5 Microsoft Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.5 Microsoft Sep 09, 2006

HP PSC & OfficeJet 3.0 HP Sep 09, 2006

OmniPass Sep 09, 2006

Windows Media Encoder 9 Series Sep 09, 2006

Windows Media Format Runtime Sep 09, 2006

Windows Media Player 10 Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

WinRAR archiver Sep 09, 2006

Xfire (remove only) Sep 09, 2006

Yahoo! Messenger Sep 09, 2006

QuickBooks Premier Edition 2005 Sep 09, 2006

IntelliMover Data Transfer Demo Sep 09, 2006

AutoUpdate Sep 09, 2006

PC-Doctor for Windows Sep 09, 2006

Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition Adobe Systems, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Weblink Sep 09, 2006

DivX DivX, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

QuickBooks Pro 2002 Sep 09, 2006

Macromedia Flash Player 8 Macromedia Sep 09, 2006

SimCity 3000 Sep 09, 2006

Skype 2.5 Skype Technologies S.A. Sep 09, 2006

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 Safer Networking Limited Sep 09, 2006

project dogwaffle Sep 09, 2006

Learn2 Player (Uninstall Only) Sep 09, 2006

Windows Media Player 9 Series TweakMP PowerToy Sep 09, 2006

VideoReDo/Plus Version 2-2-1-445 DRD Systems, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Viewpoint Media Player Sep 09, 2006

VirtuaGirl 2 Totem Entertainment Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard 1.52 Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB917344) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB917422) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB917953) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB918439) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB918899) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB920214) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB921398) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB922616) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

KBD Sep 09, 2006

K-Lite Codec Pack 2.54 Full Sep 09, 2006

LimeWire 4.12.6 Lime Wire, LLC Sep 09, 2006

LiveReg (Symantec Corporation) Symantec Corporation Sep 09, 2006

LiveUpdate 1.80 (Symantec Corporation) Symantec Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB886903) Sep 09, 2006

Macromedia Shockwave Player Macromedia, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Sep 09, 2006

Mozilla Firefox (1.5) Mozilla Sep 09, 2006

NVIDIA Drivers Sep 09, 2006

NVIDIA Ethernet Driver Sep 09, 2006

PhoTags Express PhoTags Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Pure Networks Port Magic Pure Networks Sep 09, 2006

PortTrigger 1.0.57 Portforward.com Sep 09, 2006

PowerISO Sep 09, 2006

PS2 Sep 09, 2006

Public Messenger ver 2.03 Sep 09, 2006

Python 2.2 combined Win32 extensions Sep 09, 2006

RealPlayer Sep 09, 2006

Rhinoceros 3.0 Robert McNeel & Associates, 3670 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 U Sep 09, 2006

Rhinoceros 3.0 SR3c Robert McNeel & Associates, 3670 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 U Sep 09, 2006

Rhinoceros, North American Edition Sep 09, 2006

Router Screenshot Grabber 1.0.67 Portforward.com Sep 09, 2006

S3Display Sep 09, 2006

S3Gamma2 Sep 09, 2006

S3Info2 Sep 09, 2006

S3Overlay Sep 09, 2006

Screen Recorder Gold V2.1 Sep 09, 2006

Security Task Manager 1.6f Neuber GbR Sep 09, 2006

Shockwave Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB905915) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Update for Windows XP (KB910437) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB911280) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB911565) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB911927) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB913446) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB916281) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

NVIDIA GART Driver Sep 09, 2006

Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803) Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Ad-Aware SE Personal Lavasoft Sep 09, 2006

Adobe Download Manager 2.0 (Remove Only) Sep 09, 2006

AOL Connectivity Services Sep 09, 2006

AOL Instant Messenger Sep 09, 2006

AOL Uninstaller Sep 09, 2006

AOL You've Got Pictures Screensaver Sep 09, 2006

AOL Coach Version 1.0(Build:20040229.1 en) Sep 09, 2006

AOL Coach Version 2.0(Build:20041026.5 en) Sep 09, 2006

Audacity 1.2.4 Sep 09, 2006

Avery® Wizard 2.1 for Microsoft® Office Word 2003 Sep 09, 2006

AWicons Pro by Lokas Software Sep 09, 2006

Azureus Sep 09, 2006

Compaq Connections Sep 09, 2006

BellSouth FastAccess DSL Help Center Sep 09, 2006

Westell Firmware Upgrade BellSouth Sep 09, 2006

Bink and Smacker Sep 09, 2006

Blaze Media Pro Mystik Media Sep 09, 2006

BroadJump Client Foundation Sep 09, 2006

Brochure Magic Sep 09, 2006

Cablenut 4.08 Sep 09, 2006

CCleaner (remove only) Sep 09, 2006

Digital Camera 640X480 Driver Sep 09, 2006

ExtractNow Nathan Moinvaziri Sep 09, 2006

File Renamer - Basic Sherrod Computers Sep 09, 2006

Flash Movie Player 1.4 Eolsoft Sep 09, 2006

Flow Chart Maker Sep 09, 2006

FLV Player 1.3.3 Sep 09, 2006

Forms Maker & Filler Sep 09, 2006

FTP Navigator Sep 09, 2006

Triscape FxFoto Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 5.3 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 5.3A Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6 Resource Pack 1 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6 Resource Pack 2 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6 Resource Pack 3 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6 Resource Pack 4 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6.0 Sep 09, 2006

Game Maker 6.1 Sep 09, 2006

Google Video Player Sep 09, 2006

HijackThis 1.99.1 Soeperman Enterprises Ltd. Sep 09, 2006

HP Photo & Imaging 3.1 HP Sep 09, 2006

Ignite Sep 09, 2006

iPod for Windows 2006-01-10 Apple Computer, Inc. Sep 09, 2006

Instant Support Sep 09, 2006

Internet Security Add-On Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB834707 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB867282 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Microsoft Data Access Components KB870669 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB888240 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB890047 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB890923 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086 Microsoft Corporation Sep 09, 2006

SexyBeach2 Dreams Sep 08, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883) Microsoft Corporation Aug 08, 2006

escv ESCV Aug 08, 2006

Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Firaxis Games Aug 08, 2006

Adobe Reader for Palm OS, 3.05 Aug 04, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB914388) Microsoft Corporation Jul 13, 2006

Update for Windows XP (KB916595) Microsoft Corporation Jul 13, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB917159) Microsoft Corporation Jul 13, 2006

QuickTime Apple Computer, Inc. Jul 12, 2006

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB905474) Microsoft Corporation Jul 09, 2006

J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Jul 02, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580) Microsoft Corporation May 12, 2006

Windows Defender Microsoft Corporation May 07, 2006

Update for Windows XP (KB900485) Microsoft Corporation Apr 28, 2006

Adobe Reader 7.0.7 Adobe Systems Incorporated Apr 21, 2006

Simpli-File Find, Replace and Insert Batch Technologies Apr 14, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB912812) Microsoft Corporation Apr 13, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB911567) Microsoft Corporation Apr 13, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562) Microsoft Corporation Apr 13, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) Microsoft Corporation Apr 13, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519) Microsoft Corporation Jan 11, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919) Microsoft Corporation Jan 05, 2006

Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition 3.0 Adobe Systems, Inc. Dec 04, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB896424) Microsoft Corporation Nov 09, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB896688) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB904706) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB905414) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB900725) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB901017) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB902400) Microsoft Corporation Oct 25, 2005

Ufasoft SocksChain 3.11.148 Oct 16, 2005

Update for Windows XP (KB894391) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB896423) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

Update for Windows XP (KB896727) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB899587) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB899588) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

Security Update for Windows XP (KB899591) Microsoft Corporation Aug 09, 2005

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Security Update for Windows XP (KB901214) Microsoft Corporation Jul 14, 2005

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Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428) Microsoft Corporation Jun 19, 2005

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Pivot Stickfigure Animator Peter Bone Apr 29, 2005

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hp deskjet 3500 Hewlett-Packard Aug 08, 2004

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Memories Disc Creator 2.0 Memories Disc Creator 2.0 Jul 13, 2004

Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003 Microsoft Corporation Apr 22, 2004

Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 Microsoft Corporation Jan 01, 2004

Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.0 Microsoft Jan 01, 2004

Microsoft IntelliPoint 5.0 Microsoft Jan 01, 2004

Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 1.1 Microsoft Jul 23, 2003

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Also, run your disk cleaner & defrag.

 

Regards,

 

Hawk :beer:

Edited by Hawk

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Disk defrag requires at least 25% HDD space

 

Actually, I beleive that it requires 15%.

I really don't want to start deleting stuff. This isn't just my computer, and I don't want to make anyone mad... I run CCleaner evey few days, and I'll need to buy a new CD burner. I think my cousin broke the internal one, because now all of my CD's get ejected with an error afer they're about half done...

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I wouldn't use compression on my computer let alone someone else's. That's not the answer anyway. Whoever this computer belongs to needs to decide what he/she absolutely needs to keep on that computer and uninstall and/or burn the rest to CDs. If the CD drive doesn't work you can move media content to a flash drive, but the person who owns that computer is in for a world of hurt if they don't clear up some disk space. If it were me I'd format that hard drive (wipe everything), reinstall the OS, and start over.

 

Could be the CD drive burning process doesn't have enough disk space to do what it needs to do, or there could be errors that are preventing it from running correctly. Scandisk/Checkdisk, System File Checker (Start, Run, sfc /scannow (make sure the XP CD is in the drive).

 

One thing to remember: Just because he/she has an 80gb hard drive doesn't mean he/she can put 80gb of stuff on it. Windows needs room to move around. That computer needs cleaned up. Bad. -kd5-

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If you don't want to delete stuff. I guess you could install a second hard drive and move a lot to it and open up more room on the original drive..

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I was planning on moving a lot of stuff to a cd, but for some reason, my disks keep dying! I don't think that mom will buy me any more. I'll have to get an external drive... The weird thing is that the first CD burned without any problems...

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