Hello Mitch R,
I recently had a similar problem on a Windows XP Pro SP2 system. There was a Global Logger Tracing file at "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\LogFiles\WMI\trace.log" that would grow at a very rapid pace -- sometimes 6 GB (yes, GigaBytes) in less than 6 hours. From the research I did, I could only trace it back to having installed and briefly used BOOTVIS at one time. I long ago removed BOOTVIS, but the TRACE.LOG file kept reappearing (and growing again) after each reboot. I don't really know if BOOTVIS was the cause, and I spent a long time trying to track down any other program/process that might be the culprit (e.g., Computer Management
> Performance Logs and Alerts
> Trace Logs
), but never found anything. I even tried using the TRACELOG.EXE tool from Microsoft, but was unsuccessful -- I don't think it works on XP.
The only fix I found, which was successful, was the Registry edit described at the end of the thread in the following link:http://forums.pcpitstop.com/lofiversion/in...php/t41686.html
Also see "Global Logger Trace Session":http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797951.aspx
If the above problem is not the same as the situation you are encountering, you might want to download and run the "SequoiaView" utility to identify what is consuming so much disk space:http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/