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Windows.old consuming 10% of my limited SSD Space

Q: Windows.old consuming 10% of my limited SSD Space

How ridiculous is this?

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10% of my entire SSD space has been consumed to save old worthless files I have no interest in. How about a "choice" Microsoft? God, what is it that Microsoft doesn't like about offering us choices?
"Attention User: We are about to upgrade your system to the latest build. Would you like us to A)delete your old build and re-install fresh or B)Keep the old buggy outdated build on your system and have it consume lots and lots of valuable space?". I'm thinking option A? What the hell?

"We didn't want the user to have to make a choice". *sigh*

I should just format my SSD and install the new build myself. But Microsoft thrusts it upon me before I even knew what was happening. This is not the first time I've been thrusted upon by Microsoft.

Preferred Solution: Windows.old consuming 10% of my limited SSD 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: Windows.old consuming 10% of my limited SSD Space

If you do not want Old Windows folder. You can simply run disk cleanup tool. In windows. It will get rid of it for you.

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Thank's for stopping by,

I was wondering how just the windows 7 operating system alone takes nearly 100GB?
I am trying to use my c drive just for os keeping all other stuff in other partition-assuming this will speed up system!!! (HDD reading speed,my windows experience index lacks(5.9) just here).

Also keeping loads of stuff in the desktop will take more time to boot???

Just attached the screen shot of Windir report as rar file.

Your advise much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 OS consuming 100GB space ,how????

Hi Schwarzenegger

Can you run this tool

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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I recieved a critical disk space warning. Upon investigating, I see the following in windows properties:

Size: 130 GB (139,943,833,819 bytes)

Size on Disk: 130 GB (139,735,876,052 bytes)

Contains: 285,101 files, 1,629 folders

I have run clean disk, symantec full scan and nothing ...

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction.


A:Help Please - Windows consuming 130GB disk space

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Just a couple of rants about 2 systems that I either use or help maintain, each with separate performance issues that all boil down to Windows Update resource hogging.

Case 1: An Atom-based netbook, performing adequately under 1511, which ground to a dead halt after 1607 and all subsequent cumulative updates. Task Manager shows 100% CPU utilization by svchost (netscvs). Going through the hosted processes and killing them off one by one, things go back to normal when Windows Update is terminated (twice, of course, because it restarts). Background: net connection is WiFi and it has been set to "metered" from day 1. P2P update sharing also disabled. WU should now be sleeping - why, then, the CPU hogging? No permanent solution found yet except to kill Windows Update except when performing a manual update on an uncapped data source.

Case 2: A more modern desktop, but with a slow wired DSL network connection, which performed adequately under 1511, had network throughput ground to a dead halt under 1607 and all subsequent cumulative updates. Tried a full network reset, driver update, turn autotuning off (and back on as it did nothing), disabling all background apps, the whole spiel. No difference. Task Manager Resource Monitor shows 100% bandwidth utilization by svchost (netsvcs). Going through the hosted processes and killing them off one by one, things go back to normal when Windows Update is terminated (twice, of course, because it restarts). Background: net connectio... Read more

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I've recently been plagued with a pretty severe virus, which while i thought i had it mostly under control has covertly been filling my hard drive. I'm almost positive i've tracked down the offending file (C:\windows\system32\logfiles\wmi\trace.log) which is over 7 gigs. I'd like to just delete it but I'm not sure of the repercussions and doubt that this will stop the source of the problem.

Here are symptoms of the virus so far:

Unable to access task manager (fixed by manually altering registry)
Intermittent trojan adclicker/loader attacks (consistently deleted by synmantic)
Constant attempts made to alter registry item {192937EA-D3BB-45F5-9B33-ED6C3C358672} by "ec526bfb" (blocked by Spybot TeaTimer)
Spybot is unable to completely remove Virtumunde due to its being in memory but running at system startup yields same problem
5+ gigs of disk space consumed (C drive is listed as 0 free bytes)
consistent single popups in internet explorer
at starting of windows there are a number of blank cmd prompt windows which cascade slowly across the screen

there's probably more things which i haven't discovered yet... i have the system restore discs but only want to use them if my only other option is buying a new laptop. any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.

running Windows XP SP3 (updated from SP2 yesterday)

A:Malware consuming disk space?

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I have had a problem with my C drive getting used up and it is about out of space now. I'm wondering if I may have some kind of virus. I'm inlcuidng a log from hijack this if someone could look it over and see if anything stands out. I'd greatly appreciate it!



here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:02:24 PM, on 11/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxWatch.exe
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A:Something seems to be consuming all hard drive space

Have you reviewed posts here concerning the same question you are asking?

Here are some simple steps to get you started
run chkdsk /r at a cmd prompt and answer yes to the question. reboot so it runs to check for file corruption
run disk cleanup [programs/accessories/system tools] and check everything
run defrag [same location]

check your system restore points configuration. you may be saving too often or have too much reserved disk space for this operation

user explorer to search on *.* [which is everything] on your OS drive [usually c:]. Then click on the size column to sort by size to see where your largest files are contained.

If still an issue post the results of a chkdsk for review.

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Running Vista 2000 SP 3 on an older PC. Just installed Norton 360 and clean things up a bit. Have a 500GB drive that was about half full before the Norton install. Went down to 25MB in a day. No unusual activity save for copying 100ish GB of photos onto a thumb drive.

I have deleted more than 1.5 GB of stuff and verified that the drive reflected that reduction in properties. It did. Then over the next half hour it filled back to 25mb left.

I have done all the obvious: compressed, cleared recycle, "cleaned" the disk. Again, this is not an issue of removing files. Something is consuming space. It appears to stop at 25MBs - which makes me think that there may be a virus - but I JUST installed and updated Norton and went through all that .... so I am befuddled.


A:SOmething is rapidly consuming disk space

I would suspect something went wrong with the Norton install. You could check the Norton folder in both C/Program Files and in C/Program Data. Check how large they are.


Edit: I also found this:


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I've seen a recurring post on many forums discussing the absurd amount of disk space being consumed by the C:\Windows\WinSXS folder.

I've done some testing in house to confirm the fact that the files in this folder are predominantly hard links to a small number of files and it's not really taking up anywhere near the space that Windows Explorer is reporting.

Here is a link to better explain what I am talking about:
WinSxS Disk Space Usage: It&rsquo;s Not What You Think (David's Blog)
Here was my conclusive test:

1). I took a virtual machine and created a new 200MB hard drive that I assigned the drive letter E:

2). I created a subfolder on E: called WinSXS. So, I had E:\WinSXS

3). I copied in a 13MB zip file into E:\WinSXS.

4). I then created 20 hard links to that zip file with the command shown in the link above (mklink /h hardlink#.zip original file

5). According to Windows Explorer, E:\WinSXS is now 267MB in size.....even though the entire E drive is only 200MB.

6). From a cmd prompt, running dir on E:\ shows 174,543,872 bytes free.

Therefore, tools like Windows explorer and TreeSizePro will report that that WinSXS folder is consuming massive amounts of space....while the true fact is that the folder is being misrepresented because the reporting tools do not understand the difference between hardlinks and real files.

A:WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space

Sorry for dragging up this old post, but it answers a question I've been searching and searching for an answer to. I can confirm that on my system, when I add up all the root directories on my main hard drive then subtract the "size" of the WinSXS folder, I get the reported used space in the properties of my boot drive.

Thanks pparks from ending this tail chasing!

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I have a Acer Aspire 5315 laptop that is going on three years old with Windows Vista Basic. The computer has an 80 gig hard drive with two partitions split evenly. After a while I noticed it continually consuming more hard drive space on the C drive when no new programs were being installed. During regular use during the day (checking email from Gmail) I started getting prompts that the computer was running low on hard drive on C drive. The computer had 2 gigabytes of free space on the C drive initially. I rebooted only to find out that windows didn't give the space back.

I have tried doing a hard drive clean up with only marginal success in reclaiming part of the initial 2 free gigs on C drive. I have tried registry fixing programs like Reg Cure and other system tune up programs like System Mechanic and the problem continues. The laptop initially came with 1 gig of ram I have upgraded it to 2 (the max the laptop can take).

I noticed the problem started to happen after I had to use a restore point to fix a driver problem with my printer. Any suggestions of what to do is much appreciated or even what to try.

I had heard that laptops have a recovery console that may fix this this problem that resets it to factory defaults. Further information on this would also be useful.

Thank you in advance for any help!

A:Vista Consuming Hard drive space

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When I click on it, it goes straight to drive D. also it will not be deleted .. How can I remove it without losing the files saved in my drive D?

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Well I have to install xp to my second hard drive which is very small (4 gigs total, came with an old windows 95), and there is about I think 1gig space left to install it. Also I think windows 95 is still installed on that drive so when I install xp to the drive, windows 95 won't try to boot up or anything will it?

Now I need to format my c drive after it gets moved to my d drive, so I will have a 4 gig harddrive with XP and what format command do I need to run with 2 drives installed and need to format the second one after I recover the nessecery objects from it. Thanks guys!

Some more info I found a bit later

ok I was looking around microsoft.com again to see if they had any more info (they had some about sp2 and sp1 for disk space). Then I found this article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;296858, it mentions "Windows XP requires a hard drive volume with at least 318 megabytes (333926400 byes) of free disk space". Does that mean when you install it, XP only use that many megs?

A:Installing XP with limited space (how much space does XP take)?

Windows XP Hardware Requirements -

Are you XP ready?


....call us at 1-800-800-4860 and we can get you caught up.

300 MHz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required; Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

128mb of RAM or higher recommended (64MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

Hard Disk
1.5 GB of available hard disk space. Additional available hard-disk space may be required if installing over a network

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor

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I would like to create a template that has a .gif (company logo) embedded.

Problem: the logo consumes X amount of space, so if you have a 1,000 letters using this template, that would mean: 1,000 X .gif ##. (consume's too much space)

Solution??: How do I go about having the .gif associated with template, without being saved inside the template, meaning: you can have 1,000 letters, but with one .gif logo associated to all 1,000.

**I hope you can understand what I'm talking about**


A:Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

As long as we're talking the same person's PC, just link the logo instead. For instance, Insert-Picture-From file select the Link to file box.

Now, don't move the logo from its current location and it'll always link up. Send the document via email won't work unless the recipient has access to that location as well, such as a shared network drive.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Dear Friends,
Hope all is well...

I have red bar indicated on my HP_RECOVERY D: 1.04 GB free of 11.4 GB.

Would increasing the Disk Space Usage help this in anyway? It's currently set to 6.95 MB>the slider indicates Max Usage: 3% (352.80) MB. Turn off system protection is set to Off/HP_RECOVERY D: in System properties.

I'm currently in the process of a Windows Backup at 82% complete.

Please advise when your able.

Thank You!

Best, Ralph

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II 170u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465077 MB, Free - 392297 MB; D: Total - 11759 MB, Free - 1395 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB7
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:HP_RECOVERY (D:) Limited Space Red Bar

I wouldn't worry about this, to be honest. Since it's a recovery partition, the size isn't going to change and it's not as if you're going to run out of space on it.

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This appears to be a long-running, common problem with Windows 7 (and likely more recent OS versions).
It also appears to be an on-going problem, and needs to be actually fixed by Microsoft.
At some apparently random time after the system boots, one of the CPUs cores will become occupied at nearly 100% by a thread associated with something similar to "APCI.sys+0x1af7c".  With one core completely occupied by this thread and
its associated interrupts, the whole system becomes sluggish.
While this wild thread/interrupt series appears to be random, it is more likely to occur around the time that a cell phone is plugged or unplugged into the PC via a USB cable or possibly when using Firefox and streaming video from sources such as CNN or
YouTube (it does not appear to be a problem when streaming from Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and the like).
There are two ways to work-around this:
1.  Reboot your machine.  The problem will come back at some point, at which time you can reboot again.  This solution harkens back to one of Bill Gates' signature accomplishments from Windows 1, where he got people to believe it was acceptable
to hit the reset button on your computer multiple times a day.  Yes, the problem will keep coming back, but at least for some random period of time after you reboot your PC, it will not be sluggish.
2.  Disable "Wake on..." features from your wired network card (not wireless network), whether or not your... Read more

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I am currently running the latest version of Itunes. I currently have loaded on the Ipod 4811 tunes in 31.8 GB. I realize the low number of plays is likely as a result of my selected bit rates which are usually larger than 128. What concerns me is that Itunes advises that I have 5.23 gigs free (the approximate 3 gigs outstanding likely used by the operating system) but I am unable to load any more music or whatever into the remaining 5.23 gigs. Hopefully I am explaining my predicament correctly and one of your experts or viewers may have some insight as to what is going on.


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I have a 32GB 2 in 1 tablet running windows 10. It allows for a micro SD card and i have a 128GB installed. I don't have many apps and games that I can delete. Are there folders that would effect the computer negatively if moved to the SD card or can anything be moved to the SD card without any negative impact as long as the SD card is not removed?

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Is there a way to store system restore points (System Volume Information) to an alternate disk? Windows is installed on C: and I have the registry set to default to D: but regardless, many programs either install directly to C: or after installing to D:, still use a good bit of space on C:. C: is around 87% filled to capacity whereas I have ample space left on D:. I don't have enough restore points and would like to have the restore info stored on D: where I have ample space.

A:Limited space on C: for restore points

Have you considered shrinking the size of the D partition and then expanding C into that space? Just a thought.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

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I cut down sytem restore max space to 1 GB a few days ago. Since then, I have been limited to two restore points, tops. I just checked it and it is showing just one...the most recent scheduled restore point. Yesterday's listing of two (not scheduled....appeared after printer installation) disappeared. Seems, 1 GB is not enough for three, or two big ones.

Should I worry? Perhaps increase allocation to 2 GB? Is a 1.5 GB allotment feasible?

BTW, currently I am humming. I have never enjoyed a notebook as much as this one. Should I stay put... with the way everything is?

A:Sytem Restore limited space allocation.

IMO, if you have plenty of disk space, you may as well increase the restore point allotment. Otherwise you're just limiting yourself to restoring to the most recent restore point, which might not be enough to get you out of trouble (it's like only having one backup tape that you overwrite every night)

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I am using Windows 7 and Outlook 2010.

My Basic Question: Is an attachment to an email taking up space in the PST file itself? (or is it stored separately and "referenced" by the message?)

I like to keep my emails for many years past. Why not, except for the file size limits? In year past, using Windows XP and Outlook 2001, this caused my Outlook to crash when the PST file size hit its limit. It was a disaster and disrupted my life for weeks/months. I know the modern versions have more storage capacity, but I live in fear of another crash. Nowadays, exchanging photos, etc, can create individual emails of 2-10 megs each, which really add up.

Creating additional PST folders to split up the storage problem is a pain. I do it rarely and have to relearn it each time. It is also awkward to use so many buckets. I would much prefer to have all my stuff in one place.

To save space, I have developed a methodology of routinely deleting large attachments, but first manually storing them in separate places (not in PST files), and leaving a message within the email saying the name of each attachment (so I can find it if I want to). This collapses the email size to KBs instead of MBs, but it is quite time consuming and awkward to say the least. At least it buys me confidence.

There are some synching solutions offered, but they seem complex and open other problems. Do I really have to go there?

Is there an easier answer to my problem?

A:Outlook 2010-Attachments using Limited File Space?

Have a look at this free program, it removes attachments from Outlook, stores them on your HDD, and replaces the attachments with a link to the stored file. You'll be able to open the attachment as you would normally, except that Outlook will get the file from your disk, rather than from inside its .pst file.

Outlook Attachment Remover - Free Outlook add-in to save and extract attachments [Freeware]

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I noticed that the hard drive was laboring on my Gateway Dual Core system running XP Media Edition. Task Manager shows a process calle aro.exe running at three listed locations, consuming over 90% of the CPU. I deleted each successfully, with no apparent complications, and the system ran dramatically faster until Task Manager showed that ARO.exe was running again. Does anyone have any idea what this process is, and why it gets initiated, especially multiple times?

A:Solved: The all-consuming process for Windows XP

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Hello. I have two questions and I believe them to be disjoint issues.
I notice that sometimes IE7 consumes a lot of CPU usage and freezes. How can I fix this?
I notice that there is a process called "MSASCui.exe" that sometimes consumes 100 percent of CPU usage and locks up windows. I researched and found it to be part of MS Windows Defender. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening so often?


Computer: IBM 570E w/330MB memory & 11.2GB disk.
IE7: v7.0.5730.11/Cipher 128bit
Windows Defender Version: 1.1.1593.0
Windows Defender Engine Version: 1.1.2704.0
Windows Defender Definition Version: 1.20.2743.1


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I have Windows XP media center. My Windows Installer folder is consuming 76 GB of my hard drive, mostly in .msp files (over 200 of these, most at 300 mb), (also has a large number of .msi, .mst, .tmp files, but these are smaller)

Any advice on cleaning up this folder/deleting files would be great. I have researched it on this website and google, but still not confident of what to do. Saw an old post on this website - wondering if there is any new advice.

I'm a beginner on this kind of stuff, but I will bring my patience and diligence to resolving the problem. Thanks for any help you can give.

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I've had this problem for a while and have had to disable update because of the ridiculous CPU usage, I am told that there is a fix in the latest update but I can't install it because the checking for updates is literally doing nothing and consuming 50% of my CPU. I go onto "check for updates" and it is supposedly checking. Is there anyway I could install this update manually?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Update consuming 50% of CPU and not updating

- Visit this website (for the time being) EVERY month after the 2nd tuesday of the month (= MS Update day):
It contains instructions on how to get "Windows Update" moving again. Make sure you pick the right version (32 bit or 64 bit) for your system.

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Hi everyone. New guy here.
Since upgrading to W10 from W7 SP1, I constantly have 'System interrupts' consuming half of my Process CPU% on taskmgr. It is also consistently in the upper 30s in Details percent. I have scoured the internet for solutions of which I tried several. NO LUCK.
No luck on MS support site either.


Laptop: HP Pavilion Entertainment
CPU: AMD Turion 2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 2.40 GHz
Memory: 4GB
System type: 64-bit, x64-based processor
Audio/Video: AMD High Definition Audio Device
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Display: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series

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Hello to all.

I have a problem with my windows 7 pro laptop that shows only 7,49/100 GB free memmory. I tried to delete all shadow copies and previous versions. Also did chckdsk /f which give me 0 errors, tried to search in hidden and OS files, but there arent any big files, diskcleanup with system files cleaned about 1 gb.
Then I downloaded winDirStat which shoved me that I only have 43Gb of data on my c: drive. I don't have any ideas what could be done to increase free disk space. Please help

A:Windows show low disk space, win dir stat shows different space

In My Computer, click the Tools menu then on Folder Options then click the View tab and tick "Show hidden files and folders" then untick "Hide protected system files and folders", click Apply and OK.

Then, go into c:\ windows and delete all the files in blue which statr with a $ symbol. They are only folders that once contained Windows Updates you no longer need to keep. Then scroll down to the Software Distribution folder and to Download. Empty that folder.

Look in Control Panel>Power options and make sure Hibernation is turned off then in System, adjust the size of System Restore so it takes up only 4% of the disk space.

Restart the computer and see hwo much space you freed up.

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So I was always able to run a game called pirate101 by kingsisle on my mac and its virus free so I know its not the problem. One day it stopped working and I kept getting told to install and download Mcafee virus protection but I don't understand whats
wrong. It said I had 29.00 GB of disk space available but now it says there's only 21MB available I don't see how this is possible.

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I have low space on my C: drive which is a problem now since it seems as though Lightroom needs to use some space there to work. Anyway, is Windows 7 really supposed to take up so much space? The windows map is 15 Gb big!!! What takes so much space and how can I make windows take up less space? Seems as though there should be ways to optimize this because if feels like windows just grows and grows!
All of your help is very very appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

A:Windows eats up space! How do I get back space?

15GB is pretty normal.

You can try turning off hibernation. From an elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h off

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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I have frequently received the "Low Disk Space" error, even after deleting several files on my PC. I went to Settings-System-Storage, and in my "Other" folder it says there's 648GB of space being taken up, but when I click on it, none of the subfolders show that any of them have that many GBs in them. Thank you for the help!

A:Windows 10 Low Disk Space/Phantom Space

moved to W10 as unlikely to be a malware issue

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My internet connectivity is limited or no connection at all. It was working fine 2 days ago ! but now it seems to be not letting me connect what so ever. Weather i try to use the Ethernet cable or the wireless it has the same connectivity. IPv4 Is local and IPv6 is limited. Here is some info i saw posted on another thread and maybe you can use this info to determine my faulty. Windows Vista on Sony Vaio.
Thank You very much.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\jamal>IPCONFIG /ALl

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jamal-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007UG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-72-81-ED-0A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::38e3:abc7:3277:c09b%43(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:59:26 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, November 05, 2009 7:59:23 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . .... Read more

A:Limited or No connectivity. IPv4 local and IPv6 Limited

You seem to have a good wireless connection there, let's expand that a little and add some pings.

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command ab... Read more

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My notebook with 6GB RAM & core i5 CPU has run mad recently. While my notebook was idle, there're somethings consuming it's RAM (about 1 - 1.8 GB). I didn't downloaded or ran any program, then why? Why my RAM has go crazy when it's idle? And how can I fix this? Anyone please help me..! And Sorry about my bad English. Advance thanks

A:The consuming of RAM

This sounds quite normal to me. Windows 7 uses as much memory as it needs and keeps programs in memory so that it doesn't have to reload from disk.

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I upgraded my AIM and now every time I turn my computer on AOL Search pops up then I will delete it and my original "Home Page" that I choose comes up. I've gone to add?delete programs but can't find that "start up" aol search. I've also checked my Internet Options and my chosen Home Page is still in there.I don't want to eliminate my ability to use IM but want to delete the AOL Search. Can anyone help me.
Thanks a Bunch!

A:All Consuming AOL!!

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I've noticed a problem recently. Regardless of the web browser i use (tryed Chrome, Iron, Firefox, Opera, IE), i'm getting too much RAM consumption.

It happens when i open more than 3 or 4 tabs. The computer slow down to death, with the mouse arrow freezing and sometimes the screen even blanks white for a few seconds.

When i close it up and back to only 3 or 4 tabs, problem is gone.

Any thoughts?

I'm running a Core 2 Duo with 4 gb of RAM and SSD.


A:web browsers consuming too much RAM

could be a problem with graphics drivers or could be malware

because it is all browsers, I am more inclined to suspect graphics
but lets check for obvious signs of malware
follow advice here and post the logs those programs make

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I am down to 1% free space and I cant figure out what is eating up my disk space. I printed the report from the disk defragmenter and it seems there are 3 temporary files taking up space but I have no idea what program is creating them and I can't find them to delete. They also seem to have many fragments. The files are:

4GB 28,615 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr15A8.tmp
33GB 697 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr3c.tmp
44GB 2,175 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr1e00.tmp


A:What is consuming my disk??

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Well... I accidently closed this tab once, now I've gotta retype it.. blast me! x.x

Anyway; this problem started two days ago when I tried to play CS1.6. Basically, I had no sound. I downloaded and re-installed the SB Live! drivers off the Creative website, and viola, a fix. Later, I discovered that there was an SVCHOST.exe entry running that was taking crazy amounts of RAM (anywhere from 80 to 131MB) and INSANE amounts of CPU (virtually ALWAYS 99%).

If I close the problem task, via task manager my system does NOT shut down automatically. Rather, I lose sound entirely, along with my internet dropping out, and the Windows XP theme skipping. So, that's not a choice.

I did however see something odd; on the microsoft website, they have a page dedicated to the SVCHOST.exe task (located http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056) if you look, they have a demo tasklist.txt shown. I did my own tasklist.txt on my computer, and came up with the problematic SVCHOST.exe running the SAME tasks that THEIR SERVICES.exe was running, however, SERVICES.exe on my machine, isn't running what it should; apparently.

At this point, I am out of ideas, I've done everything from uninstalling the Creative drivers, and letting Windows default to it's own drivers- basically if ya'll can't help. I am gonna have to resort to a full HDD format (which I am in need of, but putting off). Any help is greatly appreciated, and thank you for your time.


A:SVCHOST.exe consuming 99% CPU

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My w2k machine all of a sudden cannot access internet and runs real slow. When looking at processes in task mgr I see an instance of svchost.exe taking 99% cpu. Performance shows cpu @ 100%. I have mcaffee installed, ran virus scan and find nothing. Any ideas?

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For the last few days, the battery of my laptop was dying more quickly. Using many battery analysis tools I checked the wear level of battery and found out that battery is in good condition. After that I noticed that a process is consuming both CPU and battery. Rundll32 is consuming about 20% of the CPU continuously reducing my backup time. The command line interface shows that devstats.dll in SysWOW64 is running. When I checked inside the SysWOW64 folder an unsigned dll devstats.dll is present in the folder. If I am trying to rename/delete that file, windows is continuously throwing error saying dll module not found.

I also tried scanning system with Malwarebytes, some Registry Cleaner tools etc. But the problem still persists. PLease give advise in solving the problem

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Hello, I've seen this in a few entries, please help...
svchost.exe (netsvcs) consumes the available RAM. Sometimes I can close it in the resource monitor and it will remain active at a much lower RAM consumption without locking up the computer, sometimes I can only close it once then it comes back and trying to close it results in an access denied message.
The computer is an Inspiron 530 with 4GB RAM. I'm not sure what other information to include, I stopped having any real computer savvy around the time Pentiums came out.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:27-02-2016
Ran by guder (administrator) on GUDER-PC (27-02-2016 11:36:52)
Running from C:\Users\guder\Desktop\Fix File
Loaded Profiles: guder (Available Profiles: guder & Normal Mode)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Logitech Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Prog... Read more

A:scvhost.exe consuming cpu

Hello guder42 and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.    My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.Please complete all steps in the specified order.Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is cleanPlease reply to this thread. Do not start a new topicAs my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will&... Read more

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Few days ago, my computer was infected with fake antivirus/internet security 2012. I was able to remove the fake annti-virus. However, I noticed that ping.exe is active and consuming majority of the system resources.
I ran MB Anti-Malware( Full Scan and Quick Scan ) multiple times. But, still issue with ping.exe is around and slowing the computer. I believe some rouge process is piggy backing on ping.exe(valid command).
I am on Windows XP SP 3.

Can you please help me in identifying and removing this rogue process?
Thanks for your help in advance.

A:ping.exe consuming > 90% CPU

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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On start up,70% of ram is being used by my system.From taskmanager,i came to know that one of svchost processes(svchost processes->go to services->windows update) is comsuming app.1.5gb of ram.I came to know that windows update service "WUAUSERV" is causing trouble.I made startup type disabled and made service stopped.
Upon startup,this service is automatically started(this time startup type is manual) making me to repeat same thing.Is there any way to permanently disable this service so that it wont bother me again?

A:svchost is consuming 60% of Ram....

Right click your taskbar and click on Open task manager
Processes tab and on the bottom click Show all users,

Did you avoid the win-10 updates ?
Some of the latest posts show up to date lists,
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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Hi Folks,I've had this mystery for quite some time now, and cannot seem to figure it out. I run XP Home, SP3 on a Compaq Presario desktop, 1GB RAM, 80GB hard drive, 58% free space. I use AVG 8 Internet Security(pd vers), WinPatrol, Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster. When I'm online (dialup), and notice that my surfing seems to have slowed down I'll immediately open up my Task Manager. Upon a quick glance I notice the CPU usage is up to 100%, BUT QUICKLY goes back to a normal 4-8% one-two seconds later. I cannot scroll down the list fast enough to see which app is the guilty party. The funny thing is, as long as I leave the Task Manager open and minimized my usage remains normal. I suspect that the culprits are "services.exe" and "winlogon.exe" as they've been caught in the act before. Surely, this isn't normal behavior, and what can be done to minimize this problem? My antivirus, etc. is all up to date. I've even done scans in Safe Mode as well as done Trend Micro's Online virus scan, all the while coming up clean every time. There is no other strange activity to report, all seems normal except this anomaly. Sure would appreciate anyone's wisdom on this most annoying occurrence. Thanks in advance.Eagle7

A:Which app is consuming my CPU resources?

Just something to consider here, dialup connections are notoriously slow to start with, and then you add the fact that a web site can be slowed by the amount of traffic it is encountering, and things slow down. What you may be experiencing may just be the normal speed of the Internet connection. If the CPU usage is only intermittent at these times I would think that it isn't the problem. You can alway shut down any applications that are running at the time that aren't needed to see if this makes any difference.

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Any idea, why could this be happening? System process consumes up to 30% CPU, which is unusually, as I have never seen System process consume anything on any machine (including same laptop with Windows 7).

A:System consuming 10-30% CPU

Probably some kind of maintenance running. I wouldn't worry about it unless it stays like that non-stop for a long time or something. It's simply the kernel doing its thing.

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My Laptop is consuming 100% CPU whenever I open any application. Not sure why? So I suspected my symantec Antivrus Corporate edition and uninstalled the same. Because when I start the laptop, i was able to see rtvscan.exe and doscan.exe taking full CPU. Also My startup and shutdown was very very slow.

I tried spybot(trial version which resulted in blue screen error), malware, superantispyware, etc., nothing helped me...

When I look into taskmanager, there is nothing suspicious running.

I ran DDS and here is the output. I tried running GMER but it resulted in blue screen error as below. tried couple of times and both resulted in same error.

"The problem seems to be caused by the following file: kgldapow.sys. The driver is attemping to access memory beyond the end of the allocation.
Technical Info: Stop 0x000000D6 ( 0x83737000,0x00000000,0xB9A66A8B,0x00000000)"

Appreciate your help in fixing my laptop.

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by vvd at 13:37:15.81 on Tue 09/29/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.5.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.282 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled* {5CB76A43-5FAD-476B-B9FF-26FA61F13187}

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

C:\WINNT\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost... Read more

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I have a laptop with a 4gb RAM.. suddenly the laptop got slow..so slow that i was'nt able to move my cursor...i saw the processes list and found that 'svchost.exe' was using exorbitantly high amout of memory...i cannot post the screenshot of the task manager..as my system has become unresponsive...
#please help me out

A:svchost.exe consuming 100% ram

Not enough information to help you out...

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My PC has started running very slowly and I have narrowed this down to SVCHost running at 100% cpu in the task manager. Using Process Explorer I can see that this process is hosting Power, PlugnPlay and DCOMLaunch services.

I have run several anti-virus applications including malwarebytes and nothing was found.

How do I solve this?

A:SVCHost Consuming 100% CPU

You should probably looking at Plug and Play devices you have plugged into your machine.

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What I'm doing is making room on what is now an external hard drive (used to be C drive on my old computer). I've already transferred 11 gig of download files I want to keep, to a flash drive. It took 5 hours to do it. The point here is, make room for a backup of the Win 7 computer on the external drive.

Next step is to transfer 33 gig of files from the XP (external) drive to Win 7. Then delete the 33 gig from the external drive. Once done, I should have 44 gig additional space on the external drive to use for the backup. (total 95 gig free of 245 gig on the external drive)

The issue is the amount of time it takes to copy, then delete files from the external drive. I have fast copy programs but they are far from instant. Don't 'spose there is such a thing.

Is there a utility out there that can do all of this in a hurry? ("in a hurry" as in, faster than Win 7 does it).

Appreciate your thoughts.


A:Is there a less time consuming way to do this?

Welcome to SF. Speeds will vary with the hard drives and connections like USB 2.0 vs 3.0 or esata but aside for those the CPU and system speeds your just talking about a lot of data and I would rather get the info transferred properly once.

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When I attempt to connect to the Interent on my ISDN connection, my PC starts running really slow. When I open Task Manager, I discover lsasss.exe is consuming 95-99% of CPU power. I'm running WIn2K Professional.

I've run Sophos and AVG Anti Virus sofware to remove any viruses. I had only one (free Music) which was removed. I've run Adaware and Spybot spy ware removal programs, but I still have the same problem. Can anyone advise what may be my problem and how I can fix it?

many thanks in advance.

ps I've noticed in my Registry that under HKEY_USERS under Explorer Bars there is an entry for lsass.exe. Could this be the problem?

A:lsasss.exe is consuming 95-99% of CPU

Might want to check your file structure after the infection by inserting the w2k cdrom in the drive and go to start / run and type sfc /scannow

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