Deleted empty space, literally

QueenOfThePride

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Oct 24, 2007
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Yes, I'm an idiot. In an attempt to clean house and make my computer run faster, I deleted a bunch of old files and ran the Delete Empty Space feature under Disk Utilities. Now I have zero free space and programs won't start, and something about startup not working. I have a G4 notebook with os x version 10.4.10

What did I do wrong, and what do I do now? :confused:
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Try using WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper, or Disk Inventory X to look for any large files if you can get your machine running. I'd be willing to bet it's either a runaway log file or a temp file of some sort.

But you may have to end up booting from a disc if you can find it.
 
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QueenOfThePride

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Oct 24, 2007
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Running the WhatSize program and deleting some more superfluous files seems to have worked it out. Thanks!
 
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