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Windows 7: "Startup repair" failing - hard disk space issue?

05 Apr 2015   #31
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Now type in
Code:
dir /p
look for the user folder type in
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cd User
make sure you type it in the exact way it said when you did the dir /p now do another
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dir/p
and cd into the user name of your uncle
Okay, so it seems the user name is unknown the name I log in with (administrator), my uncles first and last name, isn't working no matter what I do.

I'm at command line, "C:\Users>"

Is there any way I can just go straight into Program Files to delete something to free up a little space so windows can run?


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05 Apr 2015   #32
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
HI : Have you checked in the bios to make sure your windows drive is set to BOOT first ? I had a windows update some months ago that on re-boot , no boot ... The boot changed in the bios to a old drive ..
I haven't checked the BIOS. Is it easy to get to through the command screen?
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05 Apr 2015   #33
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
oops you have to
Quote:
cd Users
Just for info cd means change directory
Finally! I got it to work. My command prompt is now

"C:\Users\Tim Brown>"

What do I do now? I have no specific file names.
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05 Apr 2015   #34
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Okay, I'm using "dir" and "cd ______" to look at the Desktop, Photo folder, game folder, everything. How can I delete files via command? Is it possible?
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05 Apr 2015   #35
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Don't worry I doubt your boot order changed, do another
Code:
dir /p
and look for whatever name your uncle uses and then
Code:
cd whatever his name is
Then do
Code:
cd Videos
then another
Code:
dir /p
and look for some files to delete, your looking for movies that he downloaded for example
Code:
del some movie.mkv
or look for a movie folder and delete that eg
Code:
del folder name
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05 Apr 2015   #36
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Don't worry I doubt your boot order changed, do another
Code:
dir /p
and look for whatever name your uncle uses and then
Code:
cd whatever his name is
Then do
Code:
cd Videos
then another
Code:
dir /p
and look for some files to delete, your looking for movies that he downloaded for example
Code:
del some movie.mkv
or look for a movie folder and delete that eg
Code:
del folder name
Great. Thank you! I'll update when I do this, as soon as I can
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05 Apr 2015   #37
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

If you want to take another photo of the screen post that. the command to delete files is
Code:
del name.mkv
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05 Apr 2015   #38
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaNYC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
HI : Have you checked in the bios to make sure your windows drive is set to BOOT first ? I had a windows update some months ago that on re-boot , no boot ... The boot changed in the bios to a old drive ..
I haven't checked the BIOS. Is it easy to get to through the command screen?

When you first try to start the computer , keep pressing delete , repeatedly (you might need to press some other button , depends on the computer brand ). then you should be able to enter the bios screen ..
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05 Apr 2015   #39
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaNYC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Total View Post
HI : Have you checked in the bios to make sure your windows drive is set to BOOT first ? I had a windows update some months ago that on re-boot , no boot ... The boot changed in the bios to a old drive ..
I haven't checked the BIOS. Is it easy to get to through the command screen?

When you first try to start the computer , keep pressing delete , repeatedly (you might need to press some other button , depends on the computer brand ). then you should be able to enter the bios screen ..
Im pretty sure the only reason that his computer said it was x: is because he was running the command prompt in ramdisk
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05 Apr 2015   #40
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi Anna,


If your uncle is willing to let you delete the movies he downloaded.
You can do a Clean reinstall if you like: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Just make sure you he still have the product key of his Windows.
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