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running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Q: running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

Preferred Solution: running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

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Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-


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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.

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I am trying to use "DriveImageXML" that I found on DriveImage XML Backup Software - Data Recovery Product, to make an image so I can copy to my 64 gig usb stick, but it told me that I didn't have enough space. I am a little confused, because I used "spacesniffer" and it said that I have used 26.7 gigs (I did a fresh install a week ago) so I am confused why "DriveImageXML" says I don't have enough space. I did right click on my main hard drive in My Computer and clicked "properties" and it says I have used 68.6 gigs of space? This would obviously mean that DriveImageXml would be correct.
I used to use Norton Ghost when I was with my other company but I don't have rights to it anymore because I was let go, but when I used it I don't remember that I had any problems with this amount of space that is not really called for on my hard drive.
What is this unknown space?
Also does anyone know where I can purchase Norton Ghost? I keep googling it and it just brings me to their Antivirus Software and Internet

I don't understand please help thanks

A:Unknown space on hard drive?

HHere are the snapshots of my screen of the SpaceSniffer and the Hard Drive properties in explorer

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Hello. I am new to this board but have had computers since the first personal computer came out (a little flat keyboard, black- utilizing BASIC). Anyway, I have a one yr old Lenovo N500, Win Vista 32 Home, 3G RAM, 147G of C drive space, with Malwarebyte antimalware, Threatfire, Microsoft Security Essentials, windows Firewall as security.
Within the last 2-3 days, I started to notice that my hard drive space was almost gone, from 147 to 145 and would vary day to day, after turning the computer off and on. I ran SpaceSniffer to find out where the G was going (after deleting programs and documents and noticing that it wasnt making a dent in it, as well as running disc fragmenter and cleanup). I had 15G inWindows, 3G each in documents and pictures and 3G in program files and the rest was in UNKNOWN SPACE. I ran idisk.exe as well and it stated that that same area was not accessible. I have already back upped my important items and prepared to do a factory restore if that will take care of it. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Unknown Space on Hard Drive

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I have a 100 gb hard drive and 40 gb is being used up mysteriously and I cannot clean it or remove it to have full access to my hard drive... I tried to recover it and the 40 gb was still being used up as if their is some type of secret partition help...I will by your bestus friend...lovemonkey

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Administrator at 22:50:38.39 on Wed 05/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2238.1428 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security 2006 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: Norton Internet Security 2006 *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:unknown space taken up on hard drive cannot clean or remove it

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log as it has been a while since you posted, and we'll take it from there.

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One of the chief complains about Windows 7 was how much space an installation required. Microsoft notes that a 32-bit installation needs at least 16GB of storage while the 64-bit variant commands 20GB. While not a massive amount of space...

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A:Windows 10 reclaims wasted disk space through system file compression, elimination of recovery image

I like it! It's astounding how quickly storage space goes by when using an SSD. I upgraded to 120GB after red-lining my old 60GB SSD, and am upgrading to a 240GB SSD since I red-lined my current drive. Every little bit counts.

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My space on my hard drive keeps dwindling down to zero without me even doing anything. I've deleted some programs and created space only for it to be lost mysteriously. And FAST.

My mouse pointer has the little hourglass next to it CONSTANTLY...I'm assuming that has something to do with it...but the hourglass won't go away even as I surf the internet and whatnot.

I ran this AVG antivirus program and it found nothing. I would download some other antivirus program but obviously that's a tad difficult considering I have 0KB of space available. So please offer me some suggestions...it would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if maybe I can contact Sony for some help or not? Not really too sure.

A:My hard drive space keeps dwindling down for some unknown reason...assistance please?

Sounds like you've got a worm in there eating up your drive space (constantly creating and duplicating files). Have you tried a full format and reinstall? I know it sounds a bit drastic but may be necessary if you can't use av program on there. Possibly a stand-alone like McAfee's Stinger from HERE would help.

On a side note, I believe I've read something on this site about some drive corruption that would do the same thing but it's been awhile and I don't recall what it was. Possibly somebody else in here has some insight.

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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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I keep getting the message "Low disc Space" You are running out of disc space on local disc C. I have checked my "Add/remove, but do not want to remove any of the programs. My computer is running very slow. I don't really have a lot of programs installed and can't figure out why I am getting this message. I was running a ghost program and am wondering if this could be a problem. I also find that when I run my Norton anti-virus, I seem to have many more files than expected. Is their any way that I can resolve this problem or find out what is typing up a lot of space without looking at the add/remove programs. I am almost intermediate, but am a bit of a dumbhead when it comes to this, so please be gentle. thanks for your help. Running windows XP

A:Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

A:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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Hi, my drive is divided in two -- C and D drives. The C drive is where the computer's basic systems run; the D drive is just for files and for non-essential programs I've installed. The problem is that the C drive is running out of memory: about 170 MB right now. It used to be about 3 GBs. I don't know what's been filling it up, but I assume it is because of updates to windows and also to Firefox (which is installed on the C drive). I've removed as many programs as I can from it but the memory keeps dropping.

I was hoping that I could get some advice about how to resolve this problem. I can imagine two solutions: (a) remove the wall between the C and D drives or (b) learn what has filled up the C drive and how to remove/resolve. I don't know how to do either.

About my computer:
Dell Latitude D505
Win XP
Service Packs: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 AND Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (also Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SPI)
Thank you very much.

A:bifurcated hard drive -- space running out

memory = RAM
space = hard drive capacity

Have you run Disk Cleanup? Checked everything and run it? Start there
Disk Cleanup is off the accessories menu/system tools

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I need help. I have a SSD as my boot drive, but it is suddenly running out of space. I tried cleaning, disk defragment, disk cleanup, and check my computer for viruses and malware, but there were none. I turned on the feature of seeing every fine on the computer, and when i go into the C: drive and add up how much files i have, the total i get is 42 gig out of 51 gigs. But when i open "my computer", it says i only have 2 gigs of empty space out of 51 gigs. Why does this happen? Is there a way to fix it/

A:Hard drive running out of space when it isnt?

Use an app such as treesize (http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/) to see where the space is being used and we can go from there.

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I have a Maxtor One Touch external hard drive. It is supposed to have 200 GB. I have used 88 GB. When I click on properties it tells me that I have used 143 GB and only have 46 GB free. What happened to about 65 GB???? It also says total size is 189 GB.

Nothing matches!!! Any idea of what has gone wrong?



A:Hard Drive Prematurely running out of space

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What is the best way to get more space on my C drive?

Merge C & D drives to optomize space? and how can that be done?

The best and easiest way to do this.

A:Have 2 hard drives C & D/ Win XP - running out of space in Drive C

I'd recommend CCleaner, it's safe and will often clear out a LOT of crap from your computer.


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Hi All - Basically my problem is - I have installed a 2nd (larger) Hard drive on my computer (IQON running Vista Home Premium/32 bit).

I want to transfer everything from the original HD
(HDT 722525DLA 380 ATA)
to the new one
(SAMSUNG HD 204UI ATA ((F4EG Spinpoint)) ).

I am trying to do this with DriveImage XML. This free program asks me to give sizes of partitions for the new HD before it can continue. I don't know what sizes to key in.

The original HD's capacity seems to be: Partition C - 206 GB/Recovery 26.8 GB (although I think I noticed that 500 GB was printed on the HD's top cover).

The new HD has a capacity of 2 TB.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I am no spring chicken & have only been using this technology since August. Many thanks.

A:Transferring data to new hard drive - running out of space!

I haven't used this program but I can recommend another easy to use program, I have used this and found very comfortable with it, give it a try:
Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition - CNET Download.com

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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I was searching for a folder to get rid of an annoying problem regarding my Roxio program ( something not compatible with Vista) and found a folder I am not sure about.

Windows file winsxs. It has 9007 folders, 34,446 files, at takes up 7.76 gig of space.

Is it OK to delete this folder? I have no idea what it is for.

A:Wasted space?

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drice space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, run some commands to copy files. I have already completed the copy component of the batch file, but need some help with the hard drive checking. Anyone have any suggestions/willing to help?

Here's what I'm looking for in 'english'.

If the amount of hard drive space on C is greater than 15 GB, then run this command


Else - end batch file

A:Batch File to Check Hard Drive Space

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I have 3 gigs of space being used up in my windows temp folder. is it something I need or can I delete it? What will happen if I do delete that? thanks.

A:Wasted space or neccesity?

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Here are my HijackThis results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:19 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Running slowly; scanner consistently finding cookies; losing space on hard drive


(Bumping is allowed, isn't it?)

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I have a T60 laptop with a 55 Gig hard drive and only 350Mb of free space. I ran WinDirStat and it shows an "unknown" file taking up 30 Gig of space. I am not sure what it is or what to do about it.

I cannot find it (the "unknown") in Windows Explorer (I "un-hid" the hidden folders, etc.).

Has anyone run into a situation like this before?

Any advice?


A:"unknown" taking up space on hard drive

Did you personally setup this machine. i.e install Windows etc? 30 gigs sounds like an Operating system i.e linux. Windows cannot see a Linux/Bsd/Beos etc partition.
If you get hold of a Linux Live Cd it usually has Gpart(Like Partition Magic) on it . Gpart will tell you what is there. It can also reformat it to any type of media you want.

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according to WinDirStat there is an unknown file using 21% of my "C" drive. how can i find out what it is, so that i might be able to clean it up?

A:unknown file using a lot of space

It may be temp folder . Press Win +R simultaneously to open the run box , and type %temp% in it and hit enter ... you would be able to see the temp folder .

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Help pease,
My computer keeps saying i'm running out of space. I have deleted everything i can think of. I got rid of movies/videos, all downloads, and all music. Still it says i don't have enough space. In fact the red line keeps going up & down. one minute i have 1.98 gb free then all of a sudden i look again and now i only have 1.18 gb freee, and i haven't changed anything. I have followed all your steps; i downloaded the malware & antivirus. the antivirus says there's no infected files, the malware just had registry files infected.....below is the log report after the malware scan...................

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.22
Database version: 972
Windows 6.0.6000

12:16:33 AM 7/21/2008
mbam-log-7-21-2008 (00-16-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 35103
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.amo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.ohb.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.momo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\UpMedia (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
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I get this Error Message: "Low Disk space. You are running out of space on Recovery E:" Please tell me why i get it and how to turn it  off. It happens every 10 mins I just bough the PC there is no way anything is running out of space there is basically nothing on it

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On one system I am getting this error message once every day or two. The hard drive has over 300GB available. The verbatim error message shows nothing in Google.

It reads:
"The space on the hard drive is running low. Currently only xMB is free. Please free space by deleting unused files."

Now it shows 71MB free. Any thoughts?

A:Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

so do you have 300 gb? or only 71 mb? because if its 71 mb, u have got some major cleaning to do. I doubt that though, some viruses clutter the hard drive. If you have plenty of room, and your still getting the message then you can follow these instructions to remove the annoying message.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums

1. open regedit
2. go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3. Right click explorer and then select new then DWORD (32 bit value)
4. name it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
5. right click it and press modify
6. change its value to 1 in hexadecimal form then press ok
7. log out and back in and message should be gone.

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Running  Windows 7  64 bit
Compressing drive c: to save space

453 gig drive
59.6 gig free
I do have some video files that I am in the process of deleting, but something is using up my drive space.  Yesterday I had 68.7 gig free.  I don’t have anything besides the videos that should be using up that much space.
I ran WinDirStat and under drive c: before Users is “<Unknown>  275.1 gig with no other information.  Can anyone tell me what that is?
Thank you in advance for your help!  

A:Something "unknown" is using up my drive c: space

Hi mary, This could be malware. I moved this to the Am I Infected forum to run some scans.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double c... Read more

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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Last month I built a new graphics workstation. Amd x2 6000, 8gig ram, 500gig ata100drive and a nvidia quadro 1500 and windows xp pro x64. As this is one of a couple pc's I use I only installed the OS, AutoDesk Maya 8.5, adobe Photoshop, after effects and QuickTime. I used it for about 3 weeks and noticed I went from about 25gig hard drive usage to almost 300. when I try to defrag I have a huge red undefragable section. I checked with Seagate and they told me to run "seatools" dos utility. I ran for almost 3 hours and found no problems. They suggested reformatting the drive which I did. I reinstalled windows and the other apps and used it for about a week then last night I found the same problem reoccurred. I did notice while editing some video a balloon popped up in the lower right corner and said memory was low and windows was adjusting the virtual memory.

I don't know what to do at this point. I really don't want to reformat again 'cause this will probably reoccur. Any help is appreciated.

I've also ran through some suggestions from other posts here. I went back to an earlier restore point and tried turning off virtual memory. neither helped.

A:large used space on c drive unknown

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I am running Windows Vista, and I have 586 GB total on my C drive. A few weeks ago, I had used up about 150 GB. Now, it says that I have used up 556 GB, and only have 30.3 GB remaining. I haven't added anything to my computer, in fact I have deleted several old software programs.

I found a file that is located in the following area: C - Program Files - Common Files - Dell - apache - logs, and the document is titled error.log

This little file is 438,668,837 KB = 438 GB. What is this file? I tried deleting it, and it says I do not have proper authority. I can't open it either because it is too large for notepad.

Please help. The available space I have on my computer shrinks each day. 2 days ago, I had 55 GB remaining, and today I only have 30 GB remaining.

Thank you in advance for any help,

A:Very little space remaining on Harddrive - Due to 1 large unknown file

Are you connected to an Apache web Server? If not then, Restart in Safe Mode right click the file Properties/Security/Edit give yourself Full Control permissions and then Apply and OK then Delete the file. Or use Unlocker

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I'm new to this forum.

My external hard disk (Seagate) is detected in the task bar after connecting, but not visible in "My Computer".

It is visible in Device manager under Disk Drives but not under USB.

There are few threads in this forum which are similar to mine, except that their Drives are visible in the Disk Management as Unallocated Space, mine is not.


I've tried all tools, tried in Windows XP still no solution.

Is there any way to atleast recover the data !!!!!!!!!

Your reply is appreciated !!!!!!!!


A:External Hard Disk, Unknown, Not Initialized ! No Unallocated Space.

Hi Pradeep,

Welcome onboard.

" I have tried all tools" - can you please enumerate what all tools?

Have you tried running the Seagate SeaTools for Windows to diagnose/repair.

If not check your external drive now.

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 I have a computer that has their "c: drive" almost full (221 gb drive). Every time it boots a message comes up saying "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified." So first I tried adjusting the Virtual Memory BUT, I only have a drive C and a previous drive that is no longer there. So I am not for sure what drive to set my virtual memory to because there is not enough space on C drive with it being almost completely full and the one drive is non-existent. I am sure its a easy fix and im missing a step but i appreciate the help guys   Thanks!

A:Low Disk Space "Temporary File Space Error"

I would type Run in the search box. Start it and then in the Run box type %temp%. This will open up the temp folder for the current user. These files are safe to delete. Log in to every other user and use the same command. Once those are deleted, use Ccleaner to clear all the browser cache then set the Paging file to 1.5 times the RAM on the system.

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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive

A:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.

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Hi ...I am a newbie here so if i have posted it in the wrong place ..I'm Sorry.

The problem i seem to be facing is that the disk space gets reduced in seconds....
This happened after i installed Kaspersky 2010 Beta...

What happens is that after booting up ...the space on my Hard disk keps getting low...i dont know how..i am not even downloading anything...and when it becomes very low..windows gives a pop up....once i thought that i might have filled up my hdd...then i went and emptied the space...but now it keeps happening...and its come down to 190mb from 4gb...

I dont knwo if its a infection or wat...pls help me.


A:Hard Disk Space Running out in Seconds.

I do not believe it is an infection but we can run a scan or two to make sureFirst you can also try this program to have a look inside your hard drive to see what is goin onhttp://windirstat.info/Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all it... Read more

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My hard drive shows that 223 GB is being used on it. I did a manual tally of all folders on the hard drive and only came up with 77.5 GB. Nothing that I can find could or should take up that much space. I even ran a backup utility to take a total of the full disk to be backed up and it confirms 77.5.

What could possibly be using up all that extra space?

A:Used space 3 times greater than file space

Hi. . .

To see space usage by folder, download, install and run Treesize Free -


Regards. . .



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Within the last month I began seeing this message. I ran Disk Cleanup, and even uninstalled some little used programs, but I kept running low. For years I've kept a compact system volume of about 28GB in the logical 30GB C partition. All User info is on other drives. I've never run short of space before, but just to give me some room, I used Mini Partition Tool to add an additional 5GB to the C partition. This "filled up" within a week without me adding any programs, and now I'm getting the message again. I've tried Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, etc, with no improvement. This is my current status:

I'm at a loss with this because WinDirStat shows what has always been the historic size of my Boot Disk, but the others do not. Can someone help me solve this dilemma? Thanks

A:Running Low On Drive C Space

I noticed that TreeSize showed a 10GB folder called System Volume Information, which was not identified by WinDirStat. On Googling it, I found that it contained restore points. A thread in Tom's Hardware showed how to reduce its size in Advanced System settings. I reduced it to 2GB and now have plenty of C drive space. I manually back up the Boot drive weekly using Macrium Reflect, so I shouldn't need many restore points. TreeSize proved to be more useful than WinDirStat in this case. I'll leave this thread open for a few days to allow other responses, and to see what happens.

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I have just installed the important components with Windows Update on my XP. But now my C drive is running out of space... and fast! I only have 57.7mb of free space on my C drive. Where as i have 6.20 gb on my D drive.
Does anyone know how to make space on C drive; what to be deleted.


A:XP - C drive running out of space!

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I bought a Yoga 2 Pro laptop about a year ago.  I keep getting a warning that I am running out of space in Drive C.  I have my pictures stored under This PC > Pictures.  It says I haved used 213 GB out of 213 GB.  I thought when I bought this it had a tremendous amount of storage for photos and videos.  Is there storage somewhere I am missing?  Thanks for any help!
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Yoga 2 Pro - Running out of space in Drive C:

Hi b8caster , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would you have the Machine Number from the label sticker or check it from here.
We would be able to check for the storage capacity as it was purchased with otherwise to check it directly from the pc.
Try to open disc management tool to check on how the storage is partitioned to compare it to the actual harddrive capacity. 
Update us how it is on your pc. 

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I continue to get the messages about the Recovery Drive D being low on space. We do NOT use D for storing files other than those automatically placed there for recovery purposes.  The D partition was created (by HP assuming) with 25.6 GB and currently has less than 1.5 GB of free space.  Of the folders on this partition 21.3 GB are used by "preload".  I have tried everything I can find on the HP Support Forums as well as from the Microsoft Support Forums. NONE of it helps as I'm still not able to update to the latest "Anniversary Edition" for widows 10 (currently running Windows 10) as we get the error message about running low on space. And yes, I have turned System Protection off for this partition, I have deleted all files that show when run file cleanup, I have tried it all.. but to no avail.. The folders on this partition are those that I have seen listed as "DO NOT DELETE". What needs to be done to allow Windows 10 to complete an update without running out of space on the recovery (D) partition?   

A:Recovery drive D running low on space

Hi, Looks like somehow it picks D: as default location to download. Please change default location using the following way:          http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-change-your-default-save-locations-windows-10 Regards.

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Hopefully someone can help. As by the title, IM running low on disk space in my c drive. Free space 0 Bytes. Total size: 32.4 GB.When trying to delete programmes on the add/remove programmes section, it wont allow me to delete anymore as i have run out of space. can anyone make any suggestions please? I am using an Asus A3E. With Windows XP.
Really, really hoping that i can fix this with your help.

A:Running low on disk space in c drive

Have now run out of space completely on the c drive.


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Recently I keep getting a msg warning me that I?m running out of space on D drive. I clean it up as suggested but it's not having any effect.
The MS forum moderator suggests it's a not an operating system issue but an issue for Toshiba.

It appears that files are being saved to D drive which shouldn't be happening...?

A:Running out of disk space on D drive

Sorry for this question but what is MSG warning?
And what was the argument why it should be Toshiba issue?

Is this info from operating system itself or given by some Toshiba tool like Tempro?

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My bosses computer has a very strange folder structure on his c: drive
He's down to his last gig of space but I cant tell what is occupying all of it. He doesn't have lots of pictures on his desktop or the normal libraries/picture folder locations nor video and music files. He runs his computer mainly for vector cutting products.

Running windirstat revealed the following:

his C drive has 100's of folders with strange and odd names in the root. we run kaspersky religiously and have not encountered a virus recently. I don't know if he downloaded something through his email. Can I start removing files indicated by windirstat? If so which ones, I don't want to delete something important but at the same time I'd like to figure out what's creating and taking up all this space.

any help would be appreciated.
windows7 home premium 32bit

A:windirstat running out of space C: drive

Most of the files are located in the Curtis sub directory, which is under Users. It's showing over 30 GB, so you need to get rid of some of those files if possible.

An alternative would be to install another hard drive or use a USB hard drive & copy a lot of those files that are not required very often, onto it.

Is the computer shown in your System Specs the one you are asking about or is the problem computer a different one. If it's different could you provide some specs on it.

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Message appears 2-3 times a day yet all indications are that there is ample space,ran combo,ranDDS.Hope I have done all this right will check back in after work in the morning and thanks to all the responders...DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Gabriel at 1:45:39 on 2014-12-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8074.5091 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
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A:"Drive operating normally but running out of space"

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Hi there,

Sorry if I've misposted this but not sure what category this falls in.

I bought an ASUS S56 laptop 6 months back or so that had a hybrid 24 GB SSD and 700 GB HDD. I tried the Windows 8 (which came preinstalled) but I wasn't ready for the change yet so I made the needed BIOS/UEFI changes and installed Windows 7 on the small 24 GB SSD (C:\).

I've setup the defaults so that all new programs and documents are saved on the HDD (E:\) as to keep space available for the OS on the SSD. Now 6 months later my OS is seeming to grow and I'm running out of space on the SSD. I've already disabled hybrid sleep and a few other features in order to minimize the space the OS takes up but I can't seem to stop it from growing.

I'm wondering if there are any additional ways to reduce the space my OS is taking? Is there any files in the C:\Windows that can be deleted? Or is my only true solution to replace the hybrid SSD/HDD with a full size SSD?

Thanks for the help.

A:Running Out of OS Drive Space, Possible Solutions...

You can lower the size of your page file, delete restore points except the most recent one, but in the end, I would go for a larger SSD.

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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