Windows 10: Help With Deleting Hard Drive

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  1. Posts : 5,385
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Dec 2017 #11

    cmmpro1 said: View Post
    I have tried to do a reset but it will not let me do it. What else can I do?
    How did you try and what error did it report?
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  2.    29 Dec 2017 #12

    cmmpro1 said: View Post
    ...What I want to do is clean everything off of the C Drive except the operating system....
    Just to make sure - is it simply a matter of running out of space on C: drive? Have you tried a thorough Disk Cleanup?
    See here: (system compression doesn't likely apply here, not yet at least) Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 See in particular step 5 and include that.
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  3.    29 Dec 2017 #13

    Word Man said: View Post
    Just to make sure - is it simply a matter of running out of space on C: drive?
    I agree with that thought.

    Your Disk Management screenshot shows only 15% free on drive C
    --- That’s the range to conduct a defrag and you may as well include CHKDSK or the error checking procedure as it’s called in the hard drives properties page.
    --- If that helps, please let us know.
    Also according to Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials Windows 10 system requirements for free hard disk space is 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit.
    --- You might want to consider a higher hard drive, preferably an SSD.
    With that information though I suspect your Lenovo is an older unit with Windows 10 32-bit and I’d consider replacing it.
    --- I know some of those comments are my opinions, but in today’s world, Windows 10 OS’s are all designed to operate as 64-bit as far as I know.
    Last but not least, please save your data.
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  4.    29 Dec 2017 #14

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    I agree with that thought.

    Your Disk Management screenshot shows only 15% free on drive C
    --- That’s the range to conduct a defrag and you may as well include CHKDSK or the error checking procedure as it’s called in the hard drives properties page.
    --- If that helps, please let us know.
    Also according to Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials Windows 10 system requirements for free hard disk space is 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit.
    --- You might want to consider a higher hard drive, preferably an SSD.
    With that information though I suspect your Lenovo is an older unit with Windows 10 32-bit and I’d consider replacing it.
    --- I know some of those comments are my opinions, but in today’s world, Windows 10 OS’s are all designed to operate as 64-bit as far as I know.
    Last but not least, please save your data.
    The Lenovo is actually 64 bit. I've tried everything. Its actually frustrating me. It wont even allow me to do a factory reset. I can seem to delete anything. What else can I do to this box?
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  5.    29 Dec 2017 #15

    cmmpro1 said: View Post
    .... I've tried everything. ... What else can I do to this box?
    Can you answer whether you've tried specifically: Disk Cleanup? I guess if you've tried everything but ask what else you can do, it calls into question what everything consists of.
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  6. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       29 Dec 2017 #16

    You're drive is just too small. Get a larger drive and you're problems will go away. You can clone the small, 30GB drive to your new drive when you get it so no install should be needed. A 128GB or 250GB SSD would be ideal and give you a big performance boost.

    Trying to fit 10lbs of stuff in a 5lb sack is frustrating at best and useless all the time.
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  7.    29 Dec 2017 #17

    Let's review some of the information & recommendations so far.

    In post #5, it shows 1.24GB free of 27.8GB on drive C: that equals 4.5%.
    In post #7 it shows 4.26GB free of 27.77GB free on drive C: that equals 15.3%.
    I'm not a hardware person so I'm not familiar as to why there is such a difference but either way drive C doesn't have any wiggle room. I agree with "your drive is just too small" in post #16.

    I know you have tried everything but we don't know what that means and we might be repeating what you have tried. However please do the recommended items so we can know the results of the situation on the spot: disk cleanup, defrag & the error checking procedure.

    It has been requested "How did you try and what error did it report?" in post #11.
    --- That would be more than interesting to know.

    Thank you for letting us know the Lenovo is a 64-bit system.
    --- How much RAM do you have? I know the recommended minimum is 2GB for a 64-bit system but to me that amounts to minimum performance: I recommend at least 4GB on a 64-bit system.

    EDIT: I did a search for your Lenovo Probook 6470b but I'm getting HP Probook 6470b for results.
    --- Can someone tell me why I'm finding HP instead of Lenovo?
    Anyway is this computer similar to the one you have?
    https://www.amazon.com/HP-ProBook-64.../dp/B009PHUF9K
    Is it possible the 30GB HDD you have isn't the original HDD that came with the computer?
    Last edited by MeAndMyComputer; 29 Dec 2017 at 20:54.
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  8.    29 Dec 2017 #18

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    Thank you for letting us know the Lenovo is a 64-bit system.EDIT: I did a search for your Lenovo Probook 6470b but I'm getting HP Probook 6470b for results.--- Can someone tell me why I'm finding HP instead of Lenovo?Anyway is this computer similar to the one you have?https://www.amazon.com/HP-ProBook-64.../dp/B009PHUF9KIs it possible the 30GB HDD you have isn't the original HDD that came with the computer?
    Lenovo is "Possibly" a 100 Series. Idea Pad - Windows 7 Help Forums .OP also has two Pro Books running Win 7 Windows 7 Help Forums Need Complete Model Number and Specs for anyone to give help
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