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  • Started 1 year ago by stonecold2129
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stonecold2129
Posts: 59

I have an Acer Aspire computer running Windows Vista with a 32 bit operating system. My RAM says 4.00GB. When I click on computer it says Acer C: 5.02 GB free of 69.7 GB and the memory line is red. What do I do? I cant afford to take it to the shop or to buy more memory.

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warlock
warlock
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....replies=17 Looks like the same problem you had 1 year ago. What was the out come of that?

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stonecold2129
Posts: 59

I dont remember. Thats why I reposted.

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warlock
warlock
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Thought that may be the case. That's why I posted the memory jogger link above.

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Superevil
Superevil
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You won't be able to put more memory in the computer anyway because it can't handle more than 4gb. Click Start and type Disk Cleanup in the search box. Run Disk Cleanup and see how much free spoace it will regain.

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stonecold2129
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Thanks warlock

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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stonecold2129, I think RAM size is irrelevant since your issue is with memory available in c: drive.

Right click on any folder and click on 'properties' to see which on is the one taking up most of your c: drive's capacity

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Might be an idea to run,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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whs
whs
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We are not talking about 'memory' - we are talking about Disk Space. One problem could be that you have a lot of restore points in the shadowstorage. Run this command and check how much shadowstorage is 'Allocated':

vssadmin list shadowstorage

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tech27
tech27
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Yeah certainly Lighthouse suggested is a great idea to run CCleaner. I've been an avid user of CCleaner because I can sometimes clean more than 4GB of temp files on my system!

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vistamike
vistamike
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To reiterate the above, memory is RAM, you have 4gb, so you will see around 3 to 3.5 active. That is the constraint in 32 bit.
Space, the final fontier.
This is the physical 'space' left on your hard drive after the OS, then programs, THEN data.
You have, what appears to be 70gbs on your C drive/partition?
Do you have a D (data) partition?
Where are you storing your data? If on C specifically, then it will fill pretty quick.

You need to look at the size of your data storage ( music, pics etc ), get them off to another drive as backup.

Look at unneeded / unwanted programs, the ones you don't need, uninstall them. Get rid of things like iTunes etc.

As above, run Ccleaner after the event, reboot.

You should post an image of your 'computer' to see if you have another partition. (data)

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ispalten
ispalten
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A screenshot of what SPACESNIFFER shows would be a GREAT help here as well.

Irv S.

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stonecold2129
Posts: 59

Ok so now my memory is under control. It says 22.2GB free of 69.7GB, but my music and any type of website that has music or anything sounds like its stuttering. Do I need to close this thread and start a new one?

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ispalten
ispalten
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Start a new one please.

Memory to most people is *RAM*, the physical h/w installed in the computer. Usually in GB's in most new computers, less in older ones.

Disk Space is composed of used, reserved, and free space, also in GB's, but NOT the same as memory.

Don't use the terms interchangeably and call both memory, it will confuse people.

Post h/w spec's with your problem description please.

Irv S.

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