I'm trying to help a friend on the phone. He has an 80GB hard drive Windows XP Home and he's just had the message that his C drive is full. He's found out the C drive is only 2Gb in size and the D drive has 70Gb available. What can he do please? Will it mean loss of files? Thanks in anticipation.
2GB is way too small a partition for XP. He can use third party partitioning software such as Partition Magic to resize C to make it larger. Or he can start from scratch, back up files he needs to keep on to CD, then boot from the XP CD, delete the existing partitions, re-create new partitions, and reinstall XP.
In the meantime, he might want to disable System Restore to free up disk space as an interim measure.