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When you attempt to reclaim disk space that is used by temporary or unused files, you may be unable to free as much disk space as you expect.
Each time you start the computer, there may be less disk space available for use.
This behavior can occur when System Restore is turned on on your computer. System Restore uses a portion of the hard disk to store "restore points." These restore points are used by System Restore to return your computer to an earlier state.
System Restore creates a new restore point each time that you start the computer.
To resolve this issue, lower the System Restore file storage limit. For example, you can lower it to the minimum of 200 megabytes (MB). To do this, follow these steps:
To stop System Restore from using hard disk space, turn it off and remove all cached files. To do this, follow these steps:
WARNING: This will prevent you from restoring your computer to an earlier state.
For more information about System Restore, click Start, and then click Help. In the Search box, type System Restore, then click Go to view the information returned.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267951/EN-US/ )Description of the System Restore Utility in Windows Me
Article ID: 299266 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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