At times your computer will get bogged down with downloaded files or filled up with photos and music. This will all happen on your system drive or the C: drive. This can really slow down the performance of your system and ruin your user experience. If it gets too full it can and will end up crashing on you.
(FYI this applies for Apple Macintosh computers as well)
You will want to free up some space on your hard drive at this point.
Here is what to watch for and what to do about it when it happens.
Look Out For 25% or Less Free Space
Computer repair gurus will tell you when they see this..
Go to START > COMPUTER > right click on your C: drive. Then you want to click on properties in the menu that pops up. You will likely see a colorful pie where it will tell you how much used space and how much free space you have left on the C: drive.
When you have 25% or less left of free space you need to really start thinking about either upgrading your hard drive, or removing some of the stuff you have stored on it.
Remove Temp Files
The first thing to do is remove all the temporary file like browser temp files and system log files. There are free programs you can use for this like CCleaner (be careful using this one).
After this you will want to transfer some of your data and take your older photos and move them to a cd, or external hard drive of some sort where you can keep them safe.
You will also want to move the music that you play less than others on to a similar media form for safe keeping.
Ask your local computer repair West Palm Beach tech to help you out with this.
Removing some of the software you do not use any more can help free up some space, however most programs do not take up a lot of space and this will only help out a little. In order to do this you will want to go to START > CONTROL PANEL > ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or PROGRAMS FEATURES depending on which version of Windows you are using.
Be careful here as well as once you remove a program it is gone forever.
Upgrade Your Hard Drive
If you do not want to do either of these then you will need to contact your local computer service company to upgrade your hard drive to a larger one, or perhaps if your computer has room for it add an additional hard drive.