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Hard Drive Losing Space. Tried Everything And Still Losing It Can Someone Help Me!

Q: Hard Drive Losing Space. Tried Everything And Still Losing It Can Someone Help Me!

Hi i just joined up this forum cause I have a major problem with my hard drive on Windows Vista Home. My HDD has 141GB and I now have 119GB this may be alot still but of course I wanna sort this sooner rather than later before this eats my entire hard drive out eventually.

Ive done virus scans and its all clean, ive disabled the system restore, ive done so many disk cleanups, ive done so many CCleaners but still to no avail its definatly something within the computer thats eating the space.

can someone help me if they have any knowledge of this, thnx alot

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A: Hard Drive Losing Space. Tried Everything And Still Losing It Can Someone Help Me!

Try this program (it's free). It will show a tree of all programs and files on your drive so you can see what is using up your space. Install it and right click the icon and select "Run as administrator". The only thing it does not show are your page file, pagefile.sys and the hybernate file, hyberfil.sys. These can be 4 to 8 gb depending on the system settings.
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware...shtml#treesize

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For some reason my main hard drive on my computer is constantly losing space. I added another hard drive earlier in the year, and have moved alot of programs to that drive using "Application Mover". Not sure if it's a reputable program, but I thought it was doing everything correctly.

I'm not sure what to do, or what is wrong. I've scanned with Norton, Spy Sweeper, AdAware, and Spybot and nothing unusual has shown up.

Can someone please help?

I'm running win XP.

Thanks in advance!

Heidi
 

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System Restore can take up alot of space as well as temp files created by Windows and Internet Explorer.
 

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why is my hard drive losing space and i'm not downloading or installing anything on it

A:losing hard drive space

Hi -

How much space are we taking about?

Microsoft & others constantly download files, not to mention files created by Internet browsing.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have read numerous posts about the topic but I can not figure out where my hard drive space is going.

I lose 1-2GB a day. I have used TreeSize to look at usage and it leaves me with roughly 27GB unaccounted for.

And what is confusing is when I lose the space it does not show up on C:\(OS). Yesterday I had 539GB free of 686GB (146GB used) and TreeSize showed C:\(OS) size as 120.7GB. So that leaves 26GB missing.

Today I have 537Gb free oof 686GB (148GB used) yet the size of C:\(OS) basically remained the same at 120.8GB. So now 28GB missing.

I can post whatever screen shots you need to help me solve this. I am pretty sure it is not restore points as I have the amount set pretty low and if it was wouldn't that show up on C:\(OS) anyway?

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bru,
Could be due to a program which doesn't restore pointer correctly.

A check for this is to use ResMon and check the memory usage occasionally.

Another approach is to run one and only one program. Turn off your computer and then turn it back on and see if there is any change.

Here's what i do:
Download, install and run MalwareBytes to rule out the possibilty of a malware cause.

Download, install and run CCleaner. For both of those there are links in my sig.

Looking forward to the results.

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Hi there, I'm new to the forums and I was hoping I could get some major help, and only option I have is to turn to professionals. I'm not quite computer literate and I would be really greatful for any help I can get with this issue I'm having.

I went on the laptop a couple of days back and found a huge portion of my hard drive space missing (around 20GB or so, probably even more, I cant recall). I deleted stuff that I didnt need and cleared out most things which were'nt important, like music, video's etc. I stopped the restore points too since I know that would help somewhat. I only managed to recover a little bit of what I'd lost, and then suddenly, I pressed the button on the Local Disk window and I was losing space every minute. I need assistant asap, please get back to me as soon as you can, thank you.

P.S. - I dont know if this is crucial information or not but I'm running on a Windows XP Laptop, the brands a Qosmio F20, if you require any other information, please let me know, I'll try my best to dig up the information. Thank you again.
 

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My hard drive space keeps going down and down every day, but I have not done anything to it.

Any reason why this would happen? Any help at all appreciated!
 

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Hi everyone, i have had this problem before but it went away after reformatting my computer. But now my computer is losing hard drive space again! I've read many threads from else where on how to fix this, i had 3GB only a few months ago, and a week ago i had 1GB. Now i have only 200MB!!! I tried to uninstall programs, but i've already gotten rid of all of my useless ones. I have constantly performed disk clean up, even getting rid of all of the system restore points. Nothing works, so i figured its something with my temp files, and now that i have gotten rid of all of my temp files and even stopped keeping history still no change. I dont know whats wrong with my hard drive! Could it be a hard drive failure? My laptop is nearly 6 years old, i know its old, but my parents wont get me a new one and they dont know how to fix it. My C drive has a total of 13GB, now its down to 1% free space and i cant even do defragment. Please someone with experience help me!

A:Help please! Losing hard drive space!

You could run a a diagnostic tool on your Hard drive to see if it is failing or not.

Find the correct tool here. .
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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Hello, I keep losing hard drive space over time, now yes. I've ran CCleaner, I've uninstalled Games that I dont usually play, I had around 40-30GB, it went down so I uninstalled more things and it always goes down no matter what I do. I've defragged my hard drive and only received around 2GB.

I ran AVG TuneUp, I got from 5GB to 32GB, and now over the month I somehow have 2GB left? Even though I have installed nothing huge at all.

I've tried scanning for viruses with Malware Bytes, nothing found.

Now, I am guessing it's something to do with the virtual memory or whatever but I honestly don't know what to do there. If someone could give me a step by step guide on what I should set it to or whatever then that would be great. Because I dont want to mess up my performance.

As for shadow copies, I've tried stopping it. Only got a few GB back. I tried getting rid of my restore points. Got some room back, but it always goes back down, it doesn't have a huge impact on room anyway

My Specs:

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
3.5GB Of Ram, (32-bit) (If I had 64-bit I would have 8GB)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 4 CPUs
ATI Radeon 6950

Now, I know I should had posted on a Vista forum but Windows 7 is basically Vista 2.0 so... Yeah.

A:I keep losing hard drive space

Install TreeSize Free.

Open Control Panel, Folder Options.
Click on the View tab.
Select or unselect the following as shown:

Run TreeSize Free and it will show you where all the space is being used.

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I had 5gb of space open at one point, but it was full the other day. Cleared up 3gb. Came back on this morning, full again. Cleared 21gb, now I'm already down to 20gb.

Ran Malwarebytes with nothing coming up. Any suggestions? Also did the disk cleanup, nada. It's like 100mb at a time.

A:Losing hard drive space?

You can limit the amount of space Shadow Copy takes up (System Restore) then download Tree Size and find out what is taking up all the space.

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I was being helped in this thread (see below) and fixed that problem of slow computer.   But now I am running out of hard drive space. I had cleaned 8 gb and now the past 2 days, have less than 250 mb left.  Haven't installed anything new and thus wonder if I got another malware on my machine Here is the link to the previous thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/529431/slow-computer-firefox-freezes/ So now included dds log files below and await instruction.. Thanks!ThomasMOD EDIT: merged posts ~boopme Per that other link, I will post the attach and dds files from dds attach log : .UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01).Microsoft® Windows Vista Home PremiumBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume3Install Date: 1/9/2009 3:08:36 AMSystem Uptime: 4/9/2014 7:51:13 PM (3 hours ago).Motherboard: Dell Inc. |  | 0RY007Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz | Socket 775 | 2800/266mhz.==== Disk Partitions =========================.C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 684 GiB total, 0.013 GiB free.D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 15 GiB total, 8.165 GiB free.E: is CDROM ()F: is RemovableG: is RemovableH: is RemovableI: is Removable.==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============.Class GUID: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Description: Microsoft 6to4 AdapterDevice ID: ROOT\*6TO4MP\0011Manufacturer: MicrosoftName: Microso... Read more

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please help this happen in the past with 1 or 2 GB and returned  I assume this was because of system protection  butt now I keep losing hard drive space it at least over 10 GB as I deleted files when windows kept giving me low memory messages please help as this time I'm not sure if it's a virus or not 
 

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Starting 2 months ago I did a reformat for losing hard drive space. I thought the problem was fixed. HA. nope happening again.i have researched and found this is a common problem and since I have read threads about using a tree program but i dont know what I am doing. I have also read it can be a bad .dat file. I am at wits end on this problem .. I have not ran dianostic to see if hard drive is failing but I dont think that is the case in this situation. im not in any danger as of yet but i dont want to get to that point. any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
maybe I should also note that shadow copying is fine and updating is off I do it manually
breaks79

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What size is the drive and how much space do you believe your data should be taking up?
You do back up your data to a secondary physical don't you?
And which drive are we talking about? C drive or backup drive? Are you using Windows' built in auto-backup or are you using Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost or something?

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I have a 298 GB hard drive, when I got it there was 292 GB free. There's now 237 GB of free space. I'd totally be fine with that except I don't understand how I used up all that space. I recently updated from Windows XP to Windows Vista and it seems like the GB have been dropping off rapidly since I did that. In fact, yesterday at 9:20 PM I looked (and took a screen shot) and it said I had 249 GB of free space (I have the TreeSize program as well and it said i had used up 42.6 GB at the same time). I just checked a few minutes ago (at 4:00) and I now have 237 GB. How did I go down 12 GB in like 18ish hours? (Or however long it's been). (TreeSize is at 43.2 GB now). At this rate with in 2 to 3 weeks I'll be out of hard drive space.

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Welcome!

I suggest using WinDirStat to see where the space is going.

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Hi TSF

okay so yesterday i started to remove crap i didn't need or use any more and freed up 111GB of 149GB shut down my PC and went to sleep today when i turned on my PC i started removing the rest of the crap when i went to check how much hard drive space i have it said 110GB free so i ran disk fragment after the disk fragment was done i only had 105GB also when i add up my program files, windows, user, and some hidden folder in my local disk :C it only adds up to less then 30 GB so why dose it say i used up 43GB

A:[SOLVED] losing hard drive space

Hi. . .

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?
START | diskmgmt.msc

Download/install Treesize Free edition. Go to desktop, right-click on icon and run as admin. This will tell you folder-by-folder the space being used.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Within 24 hours I went from 2.11 GB free hard drive space to 312 MB without downloading or installing anything on my c partition..
I have run chkdsk, every virus scan, malware scan and spyware scan available.
My default is Bit Defender Total Security 2009.
I've cleared out System Restore.
It seems like it may have started after installing Windows XP service pack 3, but I wouldn't swear that it is the problem.
Here is my Hijackthis log file.
I'm at a loss and hope someone may see the problem.
I've also disabled Diskeeper thinking that it could be the problem since it is set to defrag 24/7
THANKS
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:22 PM, on 6/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TUProgSt.exe
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A:Losing free hard drive space

From what I am seeing in your log - I am thinking you might be infected.

Please follow the instructions and allow our experts to help you with it.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

If our experts verify your system is clean, please post back and we can hopefully help you further

Good Luck,

-Coolfreak

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Hello. Recently I've been losing large amounts of hard drive space on my Asus laptop upon reboot. It is running Windows 7 Home 64bit. The hard drive is not partioned. It is the OEM hard drive and is about two years old.

For example last night I had about 21 GB free (out of total C: space of ~400 GB). This morning upon rebooting, I had a low memory warning and hard drive space had dropped to about 7MB! This has happened before -- I've moved files to an external drive freeing up several GB and again total space on C: drops to about 10MB after reboot. At the same time this has been occurring, I have also been receiving this error message at almost every boot:
Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured 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

Could these two things be related? I don't have access to the laptop currently, so unfortunately I won't be able to provide any screenshots or run diagnostics until later. I also plan to go through Brink's "Hard Disk Space -- How to Free Up and Recover" post. I am curious to hear whether anyone has come across this before. I am concerned that the hard drive may be failing. Thank you in advance.

A:Losing hard drive space after reboot

Check with WinDirStat what's eating your space. WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

If that does not show anything unsusual, run this command in elevated cmd:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

How big is the Assigned number ??

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I have a Dell Studio XPS with a 450 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM. My operating system is Windows 7 64 bit. My antivirus program is Norton Security Suite, and I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I've run both but have not been able to find anything. However, recently I have rapidly been losing hard drive space when connected to the internet down to the point it's getting critical, although I have not been downloading anything.
 
For example, until recently I had close to 90-100 GB still free. I got a low memory warning the other day and was surprised to find that my free space was down to about 100 megabytes, so I quickly removed 10 GB's of programs, etc. It then showed that I had a little over 10 or 11 GB's free. Today when I turned on my computer I checked and found that I had about 8 GB's. I've been connected to the Internet for about two or three hours and now and down to 212 megabytes again.
 
I've also had Norton Security Suite inform me from time to time of high browser use. The box that comes up indicates something downloaded and/or actions not related to anything I'm doing, although Norton says "no suspicious actions have been performed". One recently had to do with elementsorganizersyncagent. Again, no matter how much I delete from my hard drive, it keeps filling up. I suspect malware, a virus, or rootkit, but have been unable to detect it with my security programs.
 
I would appreciate any help I can get from this forum.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Constantly losing hard drive space

Hello agentwd40This may be a slippery rootkitDownload 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 require, 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.Please download aswMBR ( 4.5MB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon, and click Run.When asked if you'd like to "download the latest Avast! virus definitions", click Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scan.On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop, then copy and paste it in your next reply.

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Right, first off this is for a laptop with WinXP and service pack 2.

Of other significance is that this may be tied into some torrenting.

Here's the background.
This laptop has a fairly small Hard drive, so once I got the internet there was only about 6gigs of 38 left.
Once I got the internet at the house here I also bought an external hard drive for downloads and extra files.

I just noticed the problem I'm having last night. I noticed that the free space on my laptop was very low (around 1 gig) so I went in and cleaned out temporary files and old programs - I ended up with about 6.7gigs left.

I also defragged my hard drive and installed the newest windows security update.

At any rate, I do use utorrent and overnight I left it running with two downloads, though they were both pretty slow.

When I got up this morning there was again only about 1.9 gigs of free space. I was pretty confused, then throughout the day it slowly shrank, and eventually there was 0 space left.
I turned off my torrents (I have my torrents going straight to my external so that minimal space is used on the main HD) and restarted the computer, and now I have only 300mgs left

I don't know whats going on - lemme know if you need anymore details...I could really use the help.

A:Rapidly losing Hard Drive space.

Also, I use a free version of AVG and I've been pretty lucky with being missed by viruses...right now as far as I can tell I just have a few "warnings" in the way of tracking cookies...nothing serious and no viruses.

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Hi all, have a sequence of bizarre goings on with my computer tonight.

First of, i thought i had a virus so i did a virus scan with Microsoft essentials. The scan finished, no virus but at the end it asked me to update essentials )to version 2 i think). Did so, restarted comp and essentials never booted up. So uninstalled essentials and installed it from the site and now it boots up. The problem i am not having is that the space on my hard drive is inexplicably going down.

I first noticed it went down when it was at 1.6gb (although im sure i had 2gb, cant be sure though) to 1.51 and now its at 1.45gb. Anyone know why its going down? I thought it could have something to do with the MSE i just downloaded so searched google and found this:

Microsoft Security Essentials? - Yahoo! Answers

Now he seems to have the same problem, does the guy underneath have a point? dont know what he means by 'deleting all your programs'.

Also one other thing, during the scan (although not due to the scan as i was receiving it before) i kept getting a pop up from zonealarm asking me permission to allow a program named yqjujaeuerb.exe to access my computer, i of course denied it but that didn't stop it from asking again and again every 10 mins or so. In the end i permanently denied it by ticking the 'remember my choice' box.

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A:Randomly losing space on Hard Drive

The yqjujaeuerb.exe is not recognised by any malware database or even google.

I'm pretty sure your system is infected.


Please click on the following link to produce the requested logs and start a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help section, NOT BACK HERE. If you still require assistance AFTER your logs are declared clean please post back here.

Click here >>>>> First Steps

Follow the instructions carefully. If you cannot complete any of the steps, go on to the next but don't forget to mention your problem to the analyst.

You will need to be patient as this section is usually very busy but a security analyst will be along to assist you as soon as one is available.

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Within 24 hours I went from 2.11 GB free hard drive space to 312 MB without downloading or installing anything on my c partition..
I have run chkdsk, every virus scan, malware scan and spyware scan available.
My default is Bit Defender Total Security 2009.
I've cleared out System Restore.
It seems like it may have started after installing Windows XP service pack 3, but I wouldn't swear that it is the problem.
I'm at a loss and hope someone may see the problem.

THANKS
DSS.txt :
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - FAT32x86
Run by topgun at 1818.52 on Wed 06/24/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.470 [GMT -5:00]

AV: BitDefender Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {6C4BB89C-B0ED-4F41-A29C-4373888923BB}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *enabled* {4055920F-2E99-48A8-A270-4243D2B8F242}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
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A:Losing free hard drive space

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In the last few hours I've lost about 0.4 GB off my hard drive, and was wondering if this is normal. I did not download or install anything during this period, and I was not playing any games that would take up space via saved games. The only thing I had open was Firefox and AIM. My internet cache is set to only save up to 50 MB, so that should not be it.

I have noticed my hard drive space gradually disappearing for no explainable reason(to me) over the last few weeks, so I am just curious if this is normal or not. Thank you.
 

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ok, in my C drive, I constantly lose hard drive space. Within a matter of minutes it drops a few megabytes. And it's very annoying since that's kind of the main drive, so i've had trouble watching videos and such because of lack of space on hard drive. At one point it even said 0 bytes. My brother did a disk cleanup and freed about 600+ mb and now it's down to 583 and i think it's still declining. Any help on how to fix this will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:I'm constantly losing hard drive space

Hi

Everytime the disk is used by an application, even Windows startup, many files are written onto the HDD - taking up space. How much space do you have in total?

1GB really is the bear minimum you should keep free to avoid problems. Since the System Restore won't even run with less than 500MB (IIRC) free.

You can also try running this and see if it helps: http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...imisation.html

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I hope I can present this all to you in an understandable manner, please ask me to explain it better if what I type doesn't make much sense. I'm mostly like a novice with some intermediate knowledge of computers, I think...

So I've been losing space on my hard drive for about two weeks now. Initially, I remember thinking "Weird, I was almost sure I had like 2gigs free, why only 500MB now? Maybe I downloaded something and forgot". I erased some things i didn't need and made a note about how much space I had. Checked a week after that, and I had mysteriously lost about 1.2 GB. After checking my C drive every so often, I can almost see that shrinking space, except recently that I started to write it down, there's not too much of a pattern:

yesterday:
09:00 802 MB (got offline)
13:34 879 (got online)
13:51 910
14:20 890 (after AVG finished, still online)
14:27 887 (just went offline)
14:40 888
14:48 887 (got online a few minutes ago)
15:24 881 (still online)
16:14 868 (online)
16:31 861 (got offline)
21:29 852 (just turned on internet a minute ago; was watching a DVD before that)
21:47 836 (internet turned off)
22:47 840 (still off)
23:15 840 (before sleep mode)

today, so far:
10:15 833 (online for a few minutes)
10:51 799 (still online)
11:46 790 (about to get offline)
12:37 789 offline
13:48 795 got online a minute ago
14:36 796 online
15:11 743 online
15:16 742 online (now)

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A:Why am I losing free space from hard drive?

SeeHow to Free up Hard Disk Space on Windows VistaManaging Windows Vista Volume Shadow Copies

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I just got a brand new comp, and i've noticed within the last few days i've been losing extreme amounts of hard drive space. I have a seagate 500 sata dsk drive, that has only 60 real gigs on there..but tells me i have accumulated 132 now..An hour ago i was at 129. I have done a Norton 2008 System Full scan, as well as a multitude of other anti-spyware programs. Zilch.
The one program that caught like 5 entries, a few were serious was spyware doctor, but i already have norton and figured it would have caught the serious ones. Could it physically be the hard drive itself?
Thanx for the time.
jerem

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Guy on 2007-12-04 1050
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
36: 2007-12-04 15:52:43 UTC - RP45 - Scheduled Checkpoint
35: 2007-12-03 16:18:31 UTC - RP44 - Scheduled Checkpoint
34: 2007-12-03 00:37:51 UTC - RP43 - Installed iTunes
33: 2007-12-03 00:36:33 UTC - RP42 - Device Driver Package Install: Apple, Inc. Universal Serial Bus controllers
32: 2007-12-03 00:24:45 UTC - RP41 - Installed Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.1_07


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-29 22:20:06 UTC - RP2 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



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A:Losing Hard drive Space by the Hour..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated..i've already tried panda and all that jazz but nothing seems to work for vista
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I'm losing hard drive space, several gigs in an afternoon, while sitting still.

I have a 70gb HD on an Acer Laptop running Vista Home 32bit. I've been having problems for a week or two, but today I deleted quite a bit and moved some other stuff to an external drive. This freed about 10gb, which is now down to 2.5, 4 hours later.

Currently running malwarebytes, and Auslogics Disk Defrag. Already ran cccleaner, and online virus scan from Trend Micro. My normal virus program is Comodo, and it runs regularly (and manually today).

I did the Disk Clean and deleted the old system restore files.

Help please, I'm pulling my hair out!!

A:Losing Hard Drive Space at a rapid pace

Welcome
Read and understand this
How to Fix Shrinking Disk Space in Vista ? My Digital Life
Then we can talk (or at least type)

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it seems like every time i do anthing on this computer, i loose space.I went from 90 gigs to 67.1. And i did not add anything to the drive. It seems like windows is doing somethng in the background that i cannot see. Because when i highlight everything in the c drive and then check all its properties it add up to 16 gigs. HELP ME
BTW i do not have a download program or a virus.!
 

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Hi, been referred to this section from the windows xp support forum so ill just copy and paste the message again.

Hi all, have a sequence of bizarre goings on with my computer tonight.

First of, i thought i had a virus so i did a virus scan with Microsoft essentials. The scan finished, no virus but at the end it asked me to update essentials )to version 2 i think). Did so, restarted comp and essentials never booted up. So uninstalled essentials and installed it from the site and now it boots up. The problem i am not having is that the space on my hard drive is inexplicably going down.

I first noticed it went down when it was at 1.6gb (although im sure i had 2gb, cant be sure though) to 1.51 and now its at 1.45gb. Anyone know why its going down? I thought it could have something to do with the MSE i just downloaded so searched google and found this:

Microsoft Security Essentials? - Yahoo! Answers

Now he seems to have the same problem, does the guy underneath have a point? dont know what he means by 'deleting all your programs'.

Also one other thing, during the scan (although not due to the scan as i was receiving it before) i kept getting a pop up from zonealarm asking me permission to allow a program named yqjujaeuerb.exe to access my computer, i of course denied it but that didn't stop it from asking again and again every 10 mins or so. In the end i permanently denied it by ticking the 'remember my choice' box.

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A:Randomly losing space on Hard Drive - Virus?

Since no one seemingly knows what the problem i have with my laptop is, i was just wondering if a system restore would be recommended? Would this cure the problem? I do not have a issue with identifying the day the problem began, im pretty certain the problem originated yesterday.

All help much appreciated. Thanks.

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So I've known for a while (since I got it) that my laptop has been missing more hard drive space than it should. Generally this number has been around 30 gb so I've ignored it as it hasn't affected anything. Recently though I've been having performance issues akin to low disk space. apparently i had less than 10 gb of memory left out of my 226 gb hard drive. I deleted a lot of old videos, downloads, photos, and the such that I didnt need anymore and brought it to just under 30 gb available. That was yesterday. Today I'm doing some more work on it and find I'm now near 25 gb. I think I have near 100 gb missing space that I can't account for anywhere. I have run SpaceSniffer and it finds 99.1 total gb used on the drive. My hard drive is 0% fragmented. I ran an avast boot scan and found no viruses or the such. Also using the free disk space tool I could only recover 1.7 gb when I delete everything it has to offer.

I know that I've only tried some of the more basic things but I can't find anything that could possibly be eating up so much of hard drive. What causes most concern to me is whatever it is also suddenly was able to claim an additional 5 gb seemingly overnight.

On a possibly related note I have had an issue where my computer spontaneously shuts down without any warning. When I mean spontaneously I mean it's there one second and gone the next. This has happened twice in the past month but never before.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:hard drive missing space and continually losing more.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Download and run Tree Size Free from the above link. It should tell you what's occupying the space. It's usually reliable, but Windows can be secretive.

The usual suspects would be an unusual amount of space devoted to System Restore or a runaway program of some type that's doing stuff on the sly.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

The above command will tell you how much space is devoted to and used by System Restore.
You can save space by reducing or eliminating the hibernation file if you don't use hibernation.

You can alter the size of the page file.

You should do a virus and malware scan.

Take a look at the appdata folder, most likely located at C:\Users\your user name whatever it is\appdata. It can grow wildly at times.

Offhand, I'd guess the shutdown issue is unrelated.

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Hi,

About a year ago I've been losing hard drive space. Around September 2010 I had nearly 200GB of free space and around December 2010 I was around 500MB. I checked daily and I had rapidly been losing 2-3GB a day. I have ignored this problem until today, but it's really starting to get on my nerves and needs to be dealt with. I ran Disk Cleanup a few months ago and it ended up freeing about 170GB of free space, but I rapidly lost it again. I ran it a second time once I lost it all and was only able to recover 80GB. Every time I run it, I'm able to recover less and less. Now it's only worth 12MB. Anytime I try to free up space, I lose it within a day. Please, any help is appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

A:[SOLVED] Rapidly Losing Hard Drive Space

Hi and welcome to TSF what type of things do you use your computer for does it involve the use of large video files or watching on line video where you could have a build up of large temp files have you run your antivirus scanner have you run a disclean up and defrag,have you checked how much is being taken up by system restore
Help - Controlling Shadow Copies in Vista (and Windows 7!) Tips, Solutions & How Tos | PCMag.com

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Not entirely sure, but i think i may have a virus.

I noticed the problem yesterday, when i downloaded a program called StreamTransport (a program that downloads streams). When downloading, i got a message pop up that said i was running very low on disk space on my C drive.This confused me, as i was downloading the file to my D drive, aware that i did not have much space on the C drive. I'm not entirely sure how much space i had on the C drive before i noticed the problem, but i think it was something like 2/3gb. When the problem was pointed out to me, i had around 400mbs free left.

I deleted a couple of files yesterday to get it back to 1gb, but now it's back down to 870mb. In the morning, i was constantly clicking on the C drive to see if the space on the drive was changing, and it was. Every time i would click on it (which was every couple of seconds or so) it would change, sometimes from something like 950 all the way down to 850. It seems to have stabalised at 870, but would like to make sure if possible that i don't have a virus.

I've completed a full scan, with both Malwarebytes and MSS, and neither have found anything.

All help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - FAT32x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.4.1
Run by New One at 13:01:38 on 2012-05-18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1526.855 [GMT 1:00]
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A:Unsure, possible virus - Losing space on hard drive

Anyone? It's down to 800mbs now.

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Losing Hard drive space again. First time, it was due to system restore points (had several) along with large shadow copy allocation (now, system restore off and shadow copy size down to 700mb). Havent installed any new programs within last 2 days (that is approx when this occurred) but been receiving error message that last backup couldnt be completed. I also turned off user account control during this time period (really cant remember why, but it helped). Now I have 6.9 G of "unknown space" according to spacesniffer and same space is unaccounted for in treesize as well. I dont want to continue to lose hard drive space, esp. since I cant tell where it is going!!!!
Have Vista 32 with 3gb Ram and 115gb of free hard drive space (lost almost 7g in last day). It wouldnt bother me if I just knew where it was and could stop it.
Thanks in advance and always appreciate the help
 

A:Solved: Losing Hard Drive Space AGAIN but not due to system restore!

if system restore is off and any imagining software is off/uninstalled and you have checked you do not have a zillion music files than looking like a bug, if above correct please click report and ask to move to spyware/maware forum, if they say ok you will be moved back to this forum
 

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How can I delete amd64 folders - Losing Hard Drive space

Hello, I'm a newbie here. I have a baffling problem with my PC.
Beforehand I would like to apologize for this post because I have been up all night fighting with my computer. If it comes out strange, then I'm sorry.
I started noticing that my hard drive space was vanishing. I checked my system restore files and they were fine. I checked my paging settings and they were low. I ran TreeSize to find where my space went and I found a file in the Windows folder named winsxs that was holding 15,000 small folders totaling 16.8GB (!).
I ran cCleaner and it didn't detect the batch of bad files. I ran Windows Disk Cleanup and it didn't delete them either.
I can't delete them manually either. If you try to, they say: "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder." As far as I know TrustedInstaller is from Windows, right?
But I didn't trust that so I ran virus protection programs. I scanned with my McAfee, IoBit and Malwarebytes. They found very superficial things but nothing that looked too dangerous.
The 16,000 files say amd64 on them. Does anyone know what I can try to delete these files and regain my hard drive space?
P.S. I had a very, very strange episode where I was deleting programs that I didn't need and was shocked to see that "OpenOffice" program was taking up 45GBs of space ??? I deleted it and that space did NOT come back. It sounds like a regi... Read more

A:How can I delete amd64 folders - Losing Hard Drive space

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Hello, I'm a newbie here. I have a baffling problem with my PC.
Beforehand I would like to apologize for this post because I have been up all night fighting with my computer. If it comes out strange, then I'm sorry.
I started noticing that my hard drive space was vanishing. I checked my system restore files and they were fine. I checked my paging settings and they were low. I ran TreeSize to find where my space went and I found a file in the Windows folder named winsxs that was holding 15,000 small folders totaling 16.8GB (!).
I ran cCleaner and it didn't detect the batch of bad files. I ran Windows Disk Cleanup and it didn't delete them either.
I can't delete them manually either. If you try to, they say: "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder." As far as I know TrustedInstaller is from Windows, right?
But I didn't trust that so I ran virus protection programs. I scanned with my McAfee, IoBit and Malwarebytes. They found very superficial things but nothing that looked too dangerous.
The 16,000 files say amd64 on them. Does anyone know what I can try to delete these files and regain my hard drive space?
P.S. I had a very, very strange episode where I was deleting programs that I didn't need and was shocked to see that "OpenOffice" program was taking up 45GBs of space ??? I deleted it and that space did NOT come back. It sounds ... Read more

A:How can I delete amd64 folders - Losing Hard Drive space

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I was baffled to find my main drive with 80mb space left after freeing up 170gb of space last week. This has happened repeatedly, WinDirStat can't figure out what's taking up all the space, I've run disk cleanup, defragged and ran multiple different virus scans, all to no avail. Literally my entire useful hard drive contents has now been moved to an external drive, all else deleted/cleaned and the entire 750gb drive is still somehow full!


Its severely affecting the performance at a time when I desperately need a functioning laptop, and would like to avoid a clean install or hard drive replacement! Help would be much appreciated

A:hard drive losing space rapidly (170gb over past week)

Its your system restore points. Delete all points then make a new one in case needed.
If that does not do the trick, run your anti virus scan, then download and run a scan with the free Malwarebytes.
You can also reduce the amount of space that the restore points can take.
System Restore - disk space
Vista is done in the same way as seven

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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:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WTClient.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:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.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:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.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

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(Bumping is allowed, isn't it?)
 

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Ok so i was using camstudio to record some crossfire action for youtube.Now my HD space was 168G before i started playing the game(and no there was no new patch or download)so i played the game for about a hour and i didnt like the footage i got.then comes the option to save my file so i clicked no then i check my HD and ive got 163G left....what happened?my system restore is off so it cant be that
 

A:Losing Hard space after reocrding

It will have saved the footage to a temporary location. Clearing that should get your space back.
 

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Hi all,

For a couple of months I have been noticing that I'm losing space on my hard disk without installing any new programs.

I have downloaded TreeSize Free and noticed that out of the 56 GB which I have in use, 46 GB are in the System Volume Information folder, which folder is subdivided in a number of RP folders (one of these RP folders has 39 GB on its own!)

Can you please clarify the nature of the above and whether it's possible to gain some free space from the System Volume Information folder ?

Thanks in advance

A:Losing Hard disk space

The RP folders are Restore Points for System Restore. The default setting will use 12% of the size of the partition, so on a 1 TB Drive (931 GiB), you can have up to 111 GiB of space used.

You can use Disk Cleanup to delete all but the last restore point.
Start | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup
For Vista/Win 7 only:Click on Files from all users on this computer
You'll get a UAC prompt if UAC is enabled.
Select the drive and click OK
It will check the disk, then bring up the Cleanup dialog.
Click the More Options tab
The bottom section allows you to delete all but the last System Restore point.

You can reduce the space used by System Restore, but that means you'll have fewer restore points saved.
Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click System Restore tab
Select the C: Drive, click the Settings... button
Move the slider to the left to 3-5%

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Hello
 
I have a problem which I thought I might post up here in hope someone can assist me.
 
Okay:
My internal hard disk is 230gb, but for some reason it says only 28.5gb is free even though i've only used up 110gb when I check the properties of all the files combined (i.e. highlight all the files, right click and properties).
Here is a screen shot
I have 3 hard disk, only one that is affected is the C Drive, the other 2 are not.
 
Here is the the story:
Prior to then I used to have had about 90gb free space on my 230 gb drive (Used as C drive), and then one day my harddisk started to fill itself up even though I wasn't moving any data or downloading any files. On that same day, my hard-disk free space started to progressively drop from about 90gb free space to about 18gb free space, I then quickly powered off my laptop and then powered my laptop back on and ever since then it has been stuck with 18gb free space.
 
I then began my research and I came across this thread on this forum - I went through the steps one by one and purged my computer of potentially unwanted malware (which only identified and removed a single strangely named program called 'OpenCandy') and in the end I was only able to recover up to 28.5gb free space on my hard disk mostly from deleting old windows update files.
 
My question is - if I have only used up 110gb, where has the remaining 120 gb of free space gone? and why is it only showing 28.5gb? The odd thing is when I run th... Read more

A:Hard disk losing space?

Hi fishykittens It's possible that you have hidden system files that are taking up a lot of space. Go in the Folder Options, and check Show hidden files, folders and drives and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended). Then go back on your C: drive, and check the size of the newly appeared files.Also, if you use WinDirStat, how much used space does it reports?https://windirstat.info/

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Hi,

Recently I have been noticing my free hard disk space disappearing. It was around 80GB, and now it is nearer 70. During this time I have actually been uninstalling programs and removing files, so the disk usage should be noticable less, not more. When I check the sizes of the folders in the root of the drive (c:\), they add up to about 26GB. However the disk usage under the properties for the whole drive are 40GB. Can someone help me to find where this free space is going?

I am on Vista Home Premium 32bit.

Thanks,
Alex

A:Losing Free Hard Disk Space

It is most likely System Restore points and shadow copies, which is the way the OS is suppose to work.

In addition download this free software to see what is on the hard drive.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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Hi, i would really appreciate help here. I am continually losing my hard drive free space. I have to hard drives (C,D) and the problem only appears to be happening with the main one drive C. What happens is, no matter how much space i free up, it always seems to wind down to 0 bytes. The actual size of this hard drive stays the same, but the free space gets taken up. I don't know WHAT to do and I have ran hijack this, here is my log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:09:22, on 07/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\LManager.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Losing hard disk free space

It appears you are being helped here:
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=109383
 

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Hello everyone
I recently reinstalled Vista on my Dell Laptop and everything seemed to work just fine. Then a realized the space on my drive C was getting rapidly smaller without any aparent reason. its like losing 10 t0 20 GB a day.
I really don't want to reinstal Vista again if there is a solution
Please hepl me
 

A:Losing space on Drive C

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About 1 week from today, I installed my copy of Windows 7. I had 92.7 GB free of 123 GB by the end of the day after downloading/installing all of the programs I needed. (I'm ocd so I keep track of how much space I have in my (C) Drive after every download/install.

So the next morning I turn my laptop on. What?! I suddenly have 90.8 GB free of 123 GB on my (C) Drive?!

Now I'm sitting here a week later down to 88.9 GB free of 123 GB in my (C) Drive.

Besides downloading/installing the things I needed, I also did Disk Cleanups where I got rid of of my Windows.old files (XP and Vista). I've also deleted all of my System Restore and Shadow Copies in the More Options tab. Could that be the reason why?

Is it normal for space in your (C) drive to drop all on its own when you haven't installed or downloaded anything for the past week?

A:(C:) Drive losing space on its own.

It is shadow copies.
Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
For both Vista and Seven
http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...em-backup.html
http://www.disktective.com/

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I.ve got a problem. My memory has dropped down to about 580mb. The C drive itself isn't all that big to begin with, 7.84 gb only. I am trying to free up space on the thing. I have transferred over everything that I know I can safely move but I still have very little room on the thing. In windows, I have a lot of text files and uninstall files. Can they be removed safely or not? Also, I have a second internal drive that has plenty of memory, currently 20 gb. Is it possible to move the operating end of the C Drive over to the extra drive and make it the primary drive? I really don't know why the memory has dropped as it has recently. It was usually holding fast at about 1-2 gb. I thought maybe I had gotten hacked, but have pretty much ruled that out.

Any help or comments would be deeply appreciated.
 

A:Losing space on C Drive

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EDIT:I think I solved the problem. It was something caused by Registry Mechanic, creating this massive .xml document for some unknown reason. I uninstalled reg mech and things seem to be back on track.

I'm not entirely certain if this is a malware issue so I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. I did browse around the forums looking for a similar issue and discovered This Thread. But it doesn't seem to have been fully solved yet and we are on different OSs. ANYWAYS, here's the problem:

I have a 1Tb HDD with roughly 242Gb of free space. Last night I decided to get on my computer and immediately I notice that I'm receiving pop ups alerting me that drive C is running low on free disk space. I check to see what I'm woirking with and my computer tells me that I have less than 1Mb remaining on C. That was pretty alarming.

After running disk cleanup, Spybot S&D, Registry Mechanic, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes and came up with little to no results I decided to reboot and hope that it would miraculously work itself out. Upon logging in I noticed that I had my 242gb of free space back! The joy came to soon, however, as I kept checking back on my disk space and noticing between 3-5Gb vanishing every few minutes.

After struggling with that for a while I decided to just shut it down and sleep on it for the night. This morning I disconnected my computer from my ethernet connection before booting it up just to see if maybe whatever was ... Read more

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I am losing disk space during the day. After 10 hours, my 10GB of space is emptied. After I reboot, the 10GB comes back and starts losing space again.

No viruses or trojan horses or spyware found using several software applications. Emptied tmp files, recycle bin, cache, etc. using several cleaning applications.

Checked swap file, but that was not it.
Physical memory is holding steady through the day.

Thank you for your help
 

A:Losing hard disk space, 1gb/sec. No viruses found

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not sure if i am infected or not but noticed over a week ago that i am losing anywhere from 500mb to 2.5gb of free space on both my internal and external hd's. i have looked through the folders on the external (fewer folders/easier) and could not find anything with that days date on it.thank you in advance for your attention,travis.log attached;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:15 AM, on 3/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exeC:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter\wirelesscm.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Mail&#... Read more

A:losing free space on hard drives, malware?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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