Deleted empty space, literally

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by QueenOfThePride, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. QueenOfThePride macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    What programs did you delete?

    Do you have the 10.4 DVD handy?
     
  3. QueenOfThePride thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't delete any programs.

    If the startup disk is anywhere in this office, it's not handy...
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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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.
     
  5. QueenOfThePride thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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