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I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by A_D_A_M on 18th March 2010, 2:33 pm

OK, my computer has 93GB of storage, but I only have 7GB left! I just Re-Installed Vista TWICE,,,so it's on here 3 times; only need the last one. When re-installing Vista, it said that my previous files are in a Folder called "Windows.old," yet I CANNOT find this folder.

I want my C and E drives WIPED CLEAN,,,,,,how???

THANKS!

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Post by Dr Jay on 18th March 2010, 6:54 pm


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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by A_D_A_M on 19th March 2010, 2:09 pm

Thank You.

Yes, I know how to re-install Vista, however, what I need to do is free up all of this space. Is there a better, more efficient, permanent way to get rid of the old files other than just placing them in Recycle Bin?

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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by Dr Jay on 20th March 2010, 5:57 pm

Let's take a look at the C and E drives here:

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Please open Notepad and enter in the following:
@echo off
echo File enumeration > getwin.txt
echo ((( C drive ))) >> getwin.txt
echo Hidden - System >> getwin.txt
dir C:\/a:hrsa/q >> getwin.txt
echo Normal >> getwin.txt
dir C:\ >> getwin.txt
echo ((( E drive ))) >> getwin.txt
echo Hidden - System >> getwin.txt
dir E:\/a:hrsa/q >> getwin.txt
echo Normal >> getwin.txt
dir E:\ >> getwin.txt
start getwin.txt
exit
Then, click File > Save as...
Save as file.bat to your Desktop.
Choose Save as type... All Files.
Click Save.

Then, exit Notepad.

Double-click on file.bat, and it will finish quickly and launch a log.

Please post that in your next reply.

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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by A_D_A_M on 25th March 2010, 6:09 pm

THANK YOU! Here ya go:

File enumeration
((( C drive )))
Hidden - System
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 3E56-1D97

Directory of C:\

04/11/2009 01:36 AM 333,257 NT SERVICE\TrustedInstabootmgr
1 File(s) 333,257 bytes
0 Dir(s) 66,796,625,920 bytes free
Normal
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 3E56-1D97

Directory of C:\

09/18/2006 04:43 PM 24 autoexec.bat
03/18/2010 07:34 PM cabs
09/18/2006 04:43 PM 10 config.sys
02/08/2010 11:45 AM drivers
03/25/2010 11:19 AM Program Files
03/18/2010 06:46 AM Users
03/25/2010 12:27 PM Windows
2 File(s) 34 bytes
5 Dir(s) 66,796,621,824 bytes free
((( E drive )))
Hidden - System
Normal

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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by Dr Jay on 25th March 2010, 7:25 pm

Ok. Let's try this.

Click Start and search in the search box: Run

then you will see a result in the results pane, click on Run.

Copy and paste this in to the Run box and hit OK:

dir c:\/a:h > enum.txt && dir c:\ >> enum.txt && start enum.txt

It should launch a log. Post the contents of that in your next reply.

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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by A_D_A_M on 29th March 2010, 11:49 am

I received a red circle/white x box stating that Windows cannot find "dir,"and to please make sure I typed it correctly.

I simply copied and pasted EXACTLY what you typed in bold.

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Re: I want it ALL gone; Cleaning Hard Drive

Post by Dr Jay on 1st April 2010, 2:32 pm

Odd.

Please download the latest version of Kaspersky GetSystemInfo (GSI) from Kaspersky and save it to your Desktop.
Please close all other applications running on your system.

Please double click GetSystemInfo.exe to open it.

Click the Settings button.



Set it to Maximum



IMPORTANT! Then please click Customize - choose Driver / Ports tab and uncheck Scan Ports.


Click Create Report to run it.

It will create a zip folder called GetSystemInfo_XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.zip on your Desktop. Please upload the folder to Kaspersky GSI Parser and click the Submit button.

Please copy and paste the url of the GSI Parser report (not the log) in your next reply.

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