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Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

Francine Sterud
Occasional Visitor

Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

My computer locks up all the time on me. I think I need to free up more space,
however, being a new user, I don't know how. It is very slow to get to the next
screen. Can you guide me through?

Thanks,
Francine Sterud
5 REPLIES
Melvyn Burnard_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

You have not specified which Computer, which Operating System or any details in
your query. Without further information, it will be difficult to help with htis
query,.
Willaim Hart
Advisor

Re: Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

francine,

is there a system administrator for your computer?
being a new user it is advised you contact the the appropiate administrator.

if one is not available, do you know what files should be removed?

assuming your system is unix based, it is recommended you back up any target
files before you remove them.

one thing you can do is check file system size to see if this really is the
reason for your problem.

try the df command or bdf command (check the man pages for further info). if
any file systems are in the 90% range then removing files would be a
possiblity.

to remove files you can use the rm command with the -i option, BE VERY CAREFUL
with this command, it can be dangerous if not sure what you are doing!!!
again read the man pages to learn more.

regards,

bill
James Passaniti
Occasional Contributor

Re: Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

The best thing I found is; get a hold of "WinDelete Deluxe" From IMSI.
I found it to be great for getting rid of un-wanted files, duplicate files,
dead or unused files, and a lot more.
You can also go to the following(which helps some);
start,prorgrams,windows exploror,/ scroll down to "windows" , click in windows,
and scroll down to
temp files.and also temporary internet files.
Do the following;
In temp files, you can delete anything that has ( TEMP) next to it.That goes to
recycle, then delete it from there.
Next / go to the temporary internet files, and delete all of it. Just
highlight the first one and hold the shift key down. it will highlight all, and
then click on delete button. If you have a lot of files in this, do a small
amount at a time.

This will help get rid of a lot of dead space ,and do some free - up.
Good luck .
James Passaniti
Dave Wherry_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

If a 3000 or 9000 server (the forum you are in) locks
up all the time, you've got bigger problems than
freeing up space. If this is a PC you will get better
answers in the PC forums.
Helen Goodell
Occasional Visitor

Re: Freeing up more space so computer won't lock and will go to the next screen faster

When I am on line and going from page to page my screen go's black and the
mouse is frozen in the middle of it. I have to shut down hard Quite a lot.

My computer is new my files are clear I do not need to free up more space I
have plenty. My computer is a HP 6535 model and was perchased in Dec. If you
can help me I would be very greatful!!

P.S. My computer also freezes when there is music on the site I am on, it
freezes when the music is downloading I hate these sites.