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Windows XP Pro problems after reinstall

By hop228 ·
Hi again, not my computer problem this time, its a friends friend (if you know what I mean)

Anyway, the problem is like this.

(1)Some period in time, the message kept on appearing saying its running out of disk space on drive c. No data are saved on this drive, so cannot understand why its displaying the message. It got to a point where he has only 40MB left, so he reinstalled XP Pro and increased the partition size.
(2)Since the reinstall, every time he closes an application, the screen turns black and switches off.
(3)Now recently,instead of switching off, it turns black, goes into the blue screen displaying: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

TIA

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by BeerMonster In reply to Windows XP Pro problems a ...

Hi,
The stop error is indicating this to be a driver error. Trawl thru device manager to identify the manufacturer of each component and then hit the web to download the latest xp compatible drivers for each. the first place I'd look is the video driver....

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Windows XP Pro problems a ...

Cant help with the current problem, the first answer is the way to go with that. But for future reference, the reason for the initial problem is that the default setting s for Windows is to have all the temp files stored in the C:\Windows\Temp folder, and they keep adding up unless you delete them. Ditto with the C:\Windows\Temp Internet Files.
Also WInXP has a Restore function that creates its own restore points on a regular basis and this also takes up space on each drive, including the C: drive. And finally the default location for the Pagesys file (Virtual memory storage) is on C: and the default Windows usage is to allow the O/S to change it as required.

All this means that you are always adding things to the C: drive. And that does not take into account the files loaded into C:\Windows or C:\Program Files when a new application is loaded.

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