How to stop running programs?

Question

can not compress drive c , tells me i still have programs running, how do I shut off the running programs. I don't know I have extra programs running. / slow running programs and the internet./ will disconnect when using yahoo.com or my connect connetion to the net. The C drive is full. If I delete out some programs will that be running other progams that I need? The computer i have was not new. I'm just learning how to run it. Setting internet options.

Answer

This question was answered on March 25, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ctri-Alt-Delete and click on end task The current running programs will be listed in the task manager Select each task if more than one and click end.

Also

Compressing Hard drive for space is always the best alternative Before you decide to compress your Hard drive try this other options:

As the programs that software vendors release continue to become larger in size and graphics and content become richer and more abundant, the demand for more storage space will continue to be a constant worry for some users If you find your hard drive is pushing its space limits, there are essentially three broad options available to you:

•You can get rid of existing files and programs to free up some space To get a quick, visual representation of how your hard drive space is currently being used, a product such as diskSpace Explorer http://www.east-tec.com; free 30-day trial, $19.95 to register) can help You might be shocked to see how much space you can create by deleting files that you haven’t used in months or even years Another tool to get rid of clutter is Windows’ Disk Cleanup utility To access it, click Start, point to Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Cleanup The utility will locate files on your system that you may be able to delete

•You can consider upgrading to a larger drive or adding another drive to your system With prices for a new hard drive currently being at about a penny per megabyte, you can add gigabytes of new space fairly inexpensively

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 25, 2003