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Q: SOmething is rapidly consuming disk space

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.

Ideas?

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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.

http://community.norton.com/t5/Nort...-using-up-all-my-hard-drive-space/td-p/259717

Edit: I also found this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6973498_turn-off-backups-norton-360.html

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My laptop is losing disk space all the time - it is currently down to 148 mbs, but that will have changed again by tomorrow. I have continuely deleted programs, put picture files onto flashdrives, run AVG scans- nothing changes! When I delete items, the space problem is temporarily solved, but within half an hour I get the "low disk space" warning again. This kind of a problem generally indicates that my laptop has some kind of a virus, but I've run scans and everything appears to be normal. I've even turned off the setting that saves info when the computer hibernates - again, this only helped temporarily.
I am going to try defragmenting the disk tomorrow - can anyone offer any other advice? I'm going crazy! Worried that the laptop will just stop functioning...

A:Losing disk space rapidly with no cause!

um, Maybe you're getting some serious 'new file download' or rapid updates from some site or some program. Sorry, I don't know.

Jack

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My computer is rapidly eating up disk space. I have worked with Broni to remove any virus or malware twice and he has indicated my computer is virus and malware free and recommended I come over to this thread. Something is using up my disk space. I look at overall space used vs space in all directories and it does not match. Overall space used increases and space in all directories is staying basically the same. Everytime I log on it uses up an additional 200Mbytes and I am running out of diskspace quickly. Can you please help me figure out how I can stop this activity and get back my diskspace. Thanks,...
 

A:Rapidly eating up disk space

Windows won't show the size of system files such as the swap file, page file, and Windows-generated drive backup images and restore files. To see them, download and install a tiny free program called WinDirStat, when in the program click on your boot drive and let it analyze your disk space. You should then see 2 or 3 large boxes among all the small files, hover the cursor over them and it will show the file name at the bottom of the window (page file, swap file, hibernation file, etc.). All can be reduced or eliminated by you setting the page file size or moving it to another drive, turning off hibernation, turning off System restore, etc. Log files, temp files, and index files can all be moved to another drive or partition. Ccleaner is a great free program to keep your system free of junk files, internet cache, and registry entries, and should be run at least weekly. It's a constant battle to preserve disk space, but these few tweaks will make it a lot easier.
 

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Any help you can provide will be appreciated. I will try to explain this best I can. I am sure I infected. I keep getting:

Low Disk Space

You are running very los on disk space on System (C:) etc. .....

I deleted program after program and it keeps happening which leads me to think a virus is filling the space.

I went through the steps listed but couldn't get Panda to run. I am completely updated on my operating system.

I proceeded on and here is the logs from DSS

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by mconrad on 2008-02-29 06:21:22
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...failed; access is denied.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

System Drive C: has 0.01 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-29 06:26:17
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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Bump. Also, when I posted the log, I notice Viewpoint so I have uninstalled that.

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Had this problem for some time now. Thought I'd got rid of it but it keeps coming back. However I found this resource online: TECHSPOT: Rapidly eating disk space

Here's a quote from the relevant section:



Most of the disk space is unexpectedly disappearing into one or more of several places - like recycle bin and system restore storage. Already mentioned above is pagefile/swapfile, and another is hibernation file. Occasionally system dumps take up space.

Recycle bin - you might be familiar with that - it's where your deleted files go, and it is quite easy to empty. Right-click on the recycle bin icon and select Empty recycle bin.

Pagefile - used as overflow for your PC real memory. Typically 1.5 x the size of real memory, but that is stupid if your real memory is 4Gb or more. You might prefer a smallish and fixed pagefile in that case. See http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/16989-63-what-size-give-pagefile

Hiberfil.sys - used as a place to store the entire memory in current use when your PC goes into hibernation. Foolishly, once the hibernation file is created, it takes up nearly as much space as your real memory, and is never deleted again until you do so yourself, and then disable hibernation. You dont see this unless you give yourself rights to see hidden and system files in explorer. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-I-delete-it/

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A:Rapidly losing disk space

Do you still have a problem or did you post that to help others ?
 

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Ive lost maybe 10G over the last few days and it is extremely frustrating
one weird thing i noticed is that on my documents and settings, my document size is 50G and then the size on disk says 34.5G. In that folder my music takes up about 25G but where is the rest of this? Ive tried CCcleaner and system restore but my comp only gives a restore point of yesterday which obviously dosent help.
Please help

A:Losing disk space rapidly!

Try cleaning System restore. CC Cleaner has to do with RAM, not actual Disk space. Run Disk Cleanup.

My Computer > Properties on the drive you're loosing on > Disk cleanup. wait for it to load, and it's pretty easy to delete.

Also, in the folder in question, go up top, go to "Tools", then "Folder Options" > "View", then look for "Show Hidden Files", and click Apply, then OK, then search the folder for any possibility.

This happened to me, but it was on Vista, because Vista made like 5 Shadow copies a day...

I personally disable System Restore, as it can take up significant space.

One thing to try is, Start > Search > All Files & Folders(Including System Files), and configure it to only show files over 500MB or so. Then wait for it to finish and look at the files and see if any are suspicious.

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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 noticed that the disk space in my hard drive is disappearing rapidly. I noticed this a couple of days back when I started getting the message "Low Disk Space". I rebooted that thinking that it will be fine, but even after reboot I have the same message. I know for sure that I have about 8 GB of space left on my 80 GB hard drive.

Then I ran 'Combofix' yesterday in Safe Mode and after that when I rebooted, the free space on my Hard Drive came back up to 8.6 GB. Then, since today morning I noticed that my disk space started to reduce again. By evening it was almost come down to 7 GB. In about an hour or so it came down to 6.5GB.

I ran Sophos Anti Rootkit software and it did not find any rootkits. So, I am not sure what is the problem.

Please help me with this issue.

Thanks
 

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Hello,

Fours days ago i installed a game on my pc (Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 2)
and after ending it i uninstalled it and that's when the problem started. I kept seeing this even after uninstall....

I have to to uninstall again and again but i just get this.
The main problem is that after every restart my hard drive space keeps decreasing, i was down to 36mb left 3 hours ago and had to delete 30GB of my junk and now i'm down to

Please how can i resolve this...?

A:Hard disk space rapidly decreasing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bezee


Hello,

Fours days ago i installed a game on my pc (Harry Potter and the deathly hallows 2)
and after ending it i uninstalled it and that's when the problem started. I kept seeing this even after uninstall....Attachment 210716

I have to to uninstall again and again but i just get this.
Attachment 210717

The main problem is that after every restart my hard drive space keeps decreasing, i was down to 36mb left 3 hours ago and had to delete 30GB of my junk and now i'm down to Attachment 210718

Please how can i resolve this...?


Try downloading the program again and installing it. Then use the "Repair" function in "Add/Remove" programs if available. Afterwards try to remove the program again.

If the above doesn't work try downloading and installing Revo Uninstaller then use it to attempt removal. Revo is free and can be downloaded from;

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the download link on the left side column for the free version. See screen shot below;

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I am loosing disk space by 2GBs a day for the last couple of days. I haven't downloaded any programs, only the regular updates of the programs like Windows, MaCafee, Adaware, Spywareblaster, Beta1 and Spybot. I am puzzled to see that my disk space is getting smaller by the day. I have Dell Dimension 3000 with 80GB hard disc and 512 RAM, running Windows XP with sp2. What's happening? Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: rapidly diminishing disk space

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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.

Thanks,
PowerFlow
 

A:Help Please - Windows consuming 130GB disk space

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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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Hey, i just got a new Asus laptop today. This is my first experience using Vista so im not sure if this is normal or not, but it appears as though my hardrive space is depleting at a rapid and non-sensible rate.

the computur is advertised as having 320 gigs, when i first booted up the computer, i noticed it was partitioned into 2 seperate drives. the second drive was and still is completely empty, but the first drive, the "main" drive, had about 120/140 gigs of free space when i first checked it. I then went on to start uninstalling all the useless programs that had come pre-installed.

after uninstalling these programs i noticed i had actually lost about 5 gigs, with does not make a whole lot of sense to me, deleting programs = -5 gigs?

i shrugged it off and left for a while, when i returned to my computer it was down to about 110/140, so it lost 5 gigs while i was doing nothing.

it seems to be going up and down in a range of about 5-10 gigs, but is steadily dropping, i have yet to install or download anything other than random internet files from browsing.

can anybody make any sense of this?

ps. in the time it took to type this post ive lost another 2 gigs

A:losing HD space rapidly

Sundownerr,
It could be System Restore creating many Restore points.

To remedy:
Log in as Administrator, Open COMPUTER, Right click on C: Drive, Select PROPERTIES, Hit DISK CLEANUP and let it do its work. When the results come back Select the MORE OPTIONS tab at the top and then hit CLEAN UP under the System Restore and Shadow Copies heading. Then keep selecting Delete and OK until it has cleaned everything up. You should then Defragment your C: Drive.
Hope it is this as it is an easy fix.
Paul

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My c drive space is decreasing rapidly (at least 1 gb per day). I have bought a laptop with pre-installed windows and I have already deleted old win. I have run system and disk clean up, checked for shadow files (I had none) in the command prompt, ran my antivirus and ccleaner, deleted '%temp%', 'temp' and 'prefetch' files. I have uninstalled apps and compressed my drive and had not downloaded anything, yet my c drive is decreasing. I have run the WinDirStar program and here is the screenshot



Oh and my notifications show that there were no new updates, so I am really confused, can somebody help me solve this problem?

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My win XP system finally came crashing on me last night. Finally learned the hard way what browsing without a firewall can do to "normal life". A few days back my computer started acting like a time-bomb with free space decreasing by the minute. The going rate was 20 MB for every 10 minutes. So I installed HJT and this was the very first log file:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:13:21 PM, on 10/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoBackup\MemeoService.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\rrpcsb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
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Later on I ran certain anti-virus softwares and a few worms were detected (Brontok-AA, Autoit-CH and one more, i think). I installed SDFix, executed a run in Safe Mode, then installed Dr.Web-Cureit and then Avira (anti-vir). All these scans later, the worms still persisted.

Here's the HJT log after the Dr.Web scan:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:24:41 PM, on 10/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoBackup\MemeoService.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Rapid Restore Ultra\rrpcsb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Hello,

I have Vista HP 32bit with 283gb of space. I currently have 113gb left and quickly draining but i'm using 32.52gb (incl. Documents, Music, Programs and Pictures). So, 283gb-32.52gb -15gb (for vista) = 235.48gb should be left.

I turned off system restore but that didn't do anything.
No viruses/spyware.
Used Disk Cleaner but gave MB's back.

Please help!
 

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My laptops drive c has now no space it happens in a matter of minutes from 500mb and I don't if this is related but I found a file called mrt.exe foUnd in a folder named with a lot of number (like 907654799...,) I found a folder for my avg protection and recycle bin with $ signs but I think my computer has a virus I'm not sure I need help ASAP

A:Space in drive C depleting rapidly

If the free space on your Windows partition is less than 15% of the total partition space...Windows may/will not function properly.

The first priority is moving data files (videos, graphics, etc.) from that partition...to another partition/drive/system or removeable media.

Louis

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How ridiculous is this?

<img src="http://I.imgur.com/Q7dTVO2.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

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.
 

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
DDS.txt
Attach.txt
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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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!

Thanks,

Tim

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:\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\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.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:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.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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Hi there,

My hard drive space is suddenly decreasing rapidly (30MB every few seconds), and I don't know what's causing it. It was 14 GB a couple of days ago. I've restarted my computer, and I've deleted some data, so it's just under 1 GB now (it got to a critical point earlier where it was at 96 KB).

My firewall was also oddly deactivated when I restarted my computer, but I've reactivated it now. I'm running a virus scan with AVG at the moment, but I have no idea what this could be. Could anyone help with this? Are there any well-known viruses or other nuisances that have this calling card?

Thank you.

A:Hard drive space decreasing rapidly

Virus scan is useful, but AVG is not so good. Use other scanners - e.g. Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Also check your shadowstorage. Maybe a lot of restore points were created. The command is

vssadmin list shadowstorage

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okay, i have a really bad problem here... my hard drive space is disapearing fast without me doing anything... i had 750MB early today and i just had 100+ MB 20 min ago and now i have 3MB

i am constantly deleting files and i am running cleanup often...

i have no downloads or anything running at all...

this is really bugging me

A:Hard Drive Space Rapidly Disappearing

What are you using for a virus scanner?
You may want to post this in the highJackthis forum it sound like a virus. under the security tab.

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Today I noticed my storage space, last I recall being 20GB out of the 464GB, was hovering around 100kb and changing infrequently. I havent downloaded anything since Monday. I deleted 15 gigs worth of games and then ran malwarebytes. It found around 20-30 trojans and 120-130 pups. It deleted them all. I reboot the computer as prompted and see that the 15 gigs l freed up shrunk to 10.7 gigs. I looked around a bit more and found that it may have been system restore points, so I check mine and see that l have it disabled all together. As l typed this my free space decreased to 10.1GB. I looked around more and found out about a "W32/Rotinom Worm", on the net, though I assume malwarebytes would have taken care of it. It struck me, because I remember a few days ago I got a system message saying that "Rll.32 dl" or something like that, stopped working, but I dismissed it at the time thinking it was an emulator I was playing freaking out.

What should I do now?

A:Storage Space Rapidly Decreasing for no reason

How are you managing your System Backups? Not restore Points. You may have a pile of back ups being stored. I just delete every other back up that is stored, except for the first one and the most recent 2 or 3, all the others can go. Today I deleted 100+gb of backups'

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Hi All,

Thanks for taking your time to help me out. So recently, I've been using my mother's computer for some summer class stuff (i'm still in high school). And i noticed her memory was incredibly low (800 megabytes left out of the original 55 gigs). I snooped around and found something very strange.

On the <My Computer> window, tooltip over C: said that out of the 55 gigs, 54.1 or something very close was in use. I decided to look into this further and so I went inside <C:> and [Ctrl+A]'d to highlight everything and clicked properties in the right click menu. Strangely, the popup window said that all the data under the [Ctrl+A] took up a measly 27 gigabytes. At first, i thought that i had possibly missed the hidden folders or something, so i went to <Folder Options> and ticked show hidden menus and files and did the same process as before, and this time the total space used up was 28 gigs.

So now i am left wondering, what happened to the other 20 some gigs?

Now, why am i saying that there is a possibility of a virus? There seem to be many other problems with this laptop.

-This disappearance of memory loss in constant; even as i am typing this the memory left has shrunk to 730 Megabytes.
-Internet explorer closes itself immediately (firefox for some reason does not)
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A:Computer (Space rapidly dissapearing for no reason)

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

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Today I noticed my storage space, last I recall being 20GB out of the 464GB, was hovering around 100kb and changing infrequently. I havent downloaded anything since Monday. I deleted 15 gigs worth of games and then ran malwarebytes. It found around 20-30 trojans and 120-130 pups. It deleted them all. I reboot the computer as prompted and see that the 15 gigs l freed up shrunk to 10.7 gigs. I looked around a bit more and found that it may have been system restore points, so I check mine and see that l have it disabled all together. As l typed this my free space decreased to 10.1GB. I looked around more and found out about a "W32/Rotinom Worm", on the net, though I assume malwarebytes would have taken care of it. It struck me, because I remember a few days ago I got a system message saying that "Rll.32 dl" or something like that, stopped working, but I dismissed it at the time thinking it was an emulator I was playing freaking out.

What should I do now?

A:Storage Space Rapidly Decreasing for no reason

How are you managing your System Backups? Not restore Points. You may have a pile of back ups being stored. I just delete every other back up that is stored, except for the first one and the most recent 2 or 3, all the others can go. Today I deleted 100+gb of backups'

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I am having a problem where my machine is extrememly slow and my hard drive space will fluxuate between having more space available than what my hard drive is capable of holding down to having zero space left. When I disconnect my computer from the internet the available space slowly climbs from having zero free space left up to 25-30GB available.

I have also been prevented from downloading file updates to Malwarebytes' and MS Security Essentials. I was able to load Malwarebytes' and it has found nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi!

I'm experiencing a rapidly decreasing disc space problem which i'm assuming is due to some virus, since i'm definitely not doing anything that would fill up the hard drive at this rate.
When i turned on my laptop in the morning there was ~3GB of free space, but 15 minutes later I suddenly started getting messages reporting critically low disc space.
I freed up some space by deleting temp files in safe mode, but now if i peridically check how full C: is, i can see that it's getting filled up again.

Trend Micro scan is not detecting any viruses.

here is the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:27:31 PM, on 17/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\HssWPR\hsssrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
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A:Rapidly Shrinking Disc Space + HijackThis Log

Hi again.

I know you guys get a very large number of requests, but if you get to please take a look at my problem.
The situation has changed slightly, now instead of shrinking, the occupied space on the hard drive seems to be fluctuating
 

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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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I have a 2 year old Pentium 4 with 120 Gb HDD. It runs XP with SP2 installed, AVG, ZA and some anti-spyware. Few problems of that nature.

I decided to allocate 20 Gb to my system drive C, with Programs on E drive and Userfiles on F drive. (D=DVD Drive)

For a long time free space fluctuated around 5 - 6 Gb, about 25% of the quota.

Then two months ago it began to shrink, shrink, shrink, and now it's like I'm in one of those places where the walls come down on you -

Each day now I have to delete temp internet files and other dross but still, Used Space closes in!

Obvious remedies: I've moved many residual programs (eg Adobe) out of C drive, and the huge bulk of My Documents but still each day's use adds more and more megabytes. Of What? I'd like to know.

Any thoughts appreciated and carefully considered.

RussellXPD

A:XP: C drive free space is rapidly shrinking!

First, you need to find out what's causing this problem. Use Treesize, run the program, make note of the size of the folders, then run it again later and compare the sizes.

Or, if a folder already looks too big, look in there. Post a screenshot of the results of treesize.

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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Hello,

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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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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hi

please check if its virus or some other problem.

here is the post.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 03:05:23, on 15/06/2014
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\dcsuserprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\hsswd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
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A:loosing hard drive space rapidly for no reason.

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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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So I have recently noticed that the free space on my hard drive is rapidly decreasing. I would not be asking for help if i knew that i was downloading things taht were causing this but im not downloading anything. I recently noticed that my hard drive free space would decrease by about 1-2 Gb a day. Today I noticed that i was down to 441 Gb. I decided to defrag my comp and now it went down to 436Gb...that's 5 GB without downloading a single thing...please can someone help me to figure out what is going on? Whether or not my computer is downloading something itself, or something is duplicating itself at a rapid rate?

please can someone help me figure out what is going wrong with my computer?

A:My Hard drive free space is rapidly decreasing!?

Hi,
Welcome to TSF!

Vista has a default size of 15% of the drive size allocated to System restore points.
Each time one is created an additional amount of hard drive space is used up to the
15%.
I just let it create these points and use up to the 15%. If I would get low on space, I would use disk cleanup to delete all but the last point. I have never needed to as of yet.

You can reduce that size if you wish.

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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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Okay. This may take a while to explain, and I apologize, but feel free to ask questions in the very likely case I leave something out.

I'm currently on a Windows Vista Home Basic laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 1501, if that helps with anything. I've got a 45.8gb harddrive. About a week ago, I noticed that I kept getting warnings that my computer was low on space. I figured it was mainly because I had SO much music on here, and that it was taking up most of my harddrive. So, I synced most of it to my MP3 player and burned a few songs onto a CD, then deleted everything out of my music folder. As expected, my remaining space lept dramatically upward. However, shortly after that, I noticed I was down to hardly any space again. Confused, I deleted a few programs that I had on here. I had Realplayer, limewire, winamp, MSN messenger, and a few others that I can't remember, and I uninstalled all of them. I also went on a cleaning spree and burned several things onto CD and then deleted a large number of files that I didn't feel needed to be on the computer. Again, the space skyrocketed again.

That night, when I signed back on after being away for a few hours, I had an error from AVG free (The antivirus I use) that it couldn't update because I didn't have enough harddrive space. Confused at this (AVG updates are usually pretty tiny) I went to Computer and saw that I had ZERO bytes of space left. None. I then ran CCleaner (I use that weekly) and cleaned out roughly 50mb or so of sp... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Hard drive space rapidly vanishing! Please help, going insane...

Note: I just looked again (got another warning) and I'm down to NOTHING again. 0 bytes of space.

Please help, and quickly!

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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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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

Help!!
Ed
 

A:What is consuming my disk??

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I done a lot of reading on this topic but everything i try does not seem to help, now i found this really nice topic from HP to fix this problem. But the main problem is after i done what they said it did not look like i have anything to delete in the Recovery D, So i am not 100% so could someone tell me if there is anything that can be deleted in my recovery D i will show the Image of it.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ry&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3411015

Here is a link to photobucket showing the recovery D full.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/RecoveryDfull.jpg
And here is a link of what inside the recovery D as i look inside as it said from the HP link above.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/FilesinrecoveryD.jpg

Close up pic of the files here the link.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...ta/Closeup.jpg
Now is there anyway to solve this problem ?
 

A:Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) For Vista,

Hi and welcome

We could use a screen shot of the drive D partition but probably your backups are stored there and you can delete the oldest to free up some space. Make sure you have another before you delete it. That partition is tiny bTW 9 gigs is way too small to be effective.

Ken J
 

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Guys, I keep getting this low memory on disk message and its consuming all my resources to the point that drastically slows down my desktop. I never had this problem before so I ran HJT and here is the log.

StartupList report, 9/14/2007, 3:12:35 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\kevint.EUCHK\Desktop\HiJackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

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\Aventail\Connect\as32svc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmsmbus.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\UPS\WSTD\MSSQL$UPSWSDBSERVER\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Director\bin\twgipcsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Director\bin\twgipc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Consuming all my resources, low memory on disk

Guys please help out.

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Hi All

I am wondering is there is a 3rd party or freeware product, that will show me, real time on what programs, resources are causing not only slow CPU useage, but constant hard drive disk access ?

I run Windows Vista Home Premium x 64 and have constant issues with a service, program, ? Constantly accessing my hard drive/ I would love to be able to find out what this process is and "kill" it. It is causing SLOW CPU access. I also run IE 8, I know, I know, but I must be able to keep a weeks worth of History.

Any help, programs, sites, would be appreciated !!!

A:Is there a Freeware product to find what is consuming CPU & causing Disk Thrashing

Download and try process explorer, the best way that I know to find out about CPU.

Try a simple clean boot and see if the problem is any better.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If something is amiss, it may be downloaded each time you boot; clean boot will let you know.
I do not know of any software that keeps a months records.

I would, also run an antivirus check and download and make a full scan (after updating, with malwarebytes. Maybe, not exactly what your are looking for, but in my opinion the answers to your problem.

For a 24 hour period, or longer, you can type event viewer in search and see what has occurred, but not in the form you like

I use, Win Patrol, free edition. As you use the computer, Scotty the Dog, will bark and ask if you want (a new) program or process to have access. When it is first downloaded you can see what process is considerd to have access already.

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Dear Experts,

I am new to forums...I run a XP SP2 and having prooblems with excessive harddisk activity and the svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE is consuming 98% of the CPU resources.

Usually I kill the process and continue working but need a more permanent solution.

I have done all the 5 steps as asked, am copying the HJT log below. Any help would be highly apprecited.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:51:02, on 13/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Excessive Hard Disk Activity; svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE consuming 98% CPU

Welcome to TSF

Download and install CleanUp!. Do NOT run it yet.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the ?Temporary Files? and uncheck the box for ?Scan drives for file matching? if it?s checked.

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!


Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:just wiped free disk space, says HDD low on disk space?

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I'm asking this for someone else.

Drive C total capacity is around 24GB, when selecting all files in C:, it shows 12GB used, but only 2GB is left in free space. What's wrong?
 

A:Solved: Incorrect disk space, low disk space

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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.

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i wanted to copy a cd image (4.18GB ISO format) from partition F: (NTFS 9GB free) to partition D: (FAT32 12GB free space) and windows gives me that crap there is not enough space and i should do a disk clean up..ok i made a disk clean up to partition D: and there was 3GB of system restore files!!! maybe coz i deleted 6GB earlier anyway i deleted the system restore files and i turned it off so i have now 15GB free space on partition D: and yet it tells me there is not enough space..

i tried a trick i thought i can use winrar to archive the ISO image and select the destination folder on the partition i wanna move it to..but at like 80% winrar popped up a message that only NTFS partions can have files with file size more than 4GB..i hope theres nothing wrong with my windows or my hard disk..and i wanna know if theres a way to move that ISO image..thanx in advance.
 

A:Solved: 15GB free space and it tells me not enough disk space??!!!!!

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