Having problems with your Compaq PC Laptops ?

Regarding hard drive space

\015 Out of 160 gb,20 gb is for recovery drive and witout installing any software or anything,approx 20gb space shows used.where it used.ho to recover it\015

Answers :

Go into you computer properties and change the amount of restore space. There is not reason for 20 gig of restore space. I actually turn restore off onall of my computers. Restore keeps viruses ans spyware in your computer. Even after you think that they are gone, the are still there if you restore the computer.
If you need more help finding the restore setting let me know. I will have to know what O.S. you are using. With that much Data on that system, you might want to back a lot of the important things on a DVD or an external drive. You can then have plenty of room to use.

Here is a good way to clean out a computer and get rid of spyware and viruses.

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\015\012Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope\015\012that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for\015\012spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a\015\012great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming\015\012and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not\015\012have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day\015\012and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many\015\012programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time\015\012though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any\015\012scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else. \015\012Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If\015\012nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it\015\012repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store\015\012bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes\015\012problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please\015\012rate this as a Fixya if it helps.
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