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#1 Bix

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:17 PM

Hi please help, during the last two weeks my hard disk keeps filling up. I delete programs to free up space and then within a day it is down to sometimes less than 4 megabites.

What could be wrong?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:37 PM

Download and run this program: WinDirStat. It will scan your drive and give you a report of which files/folders/types of files are filling everything up. With that info, we can devise a method of deleting the excess.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:47 PM

May sound silly but do you empty your recycle bin?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:29 PM

Download and run this program: WinDirStat. It will scan your drive and give you a report of which files/folders/types of files are filling everything up. With that info, we can devise a method of deleting the excess.



OK, I downloaded it and ran it. What now?

Thank you.

May sound silly but do you empty your recycle bin?

Yes it is empty

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:02 PM

Could it be your temp file filling up? Or even prefetch files pilling up as you were using your OS. Try to do a cleanup :

1. Go to start > run > type cleanmgr

Let it scan for temp file and delete it all.

Try it and good luck.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:15 PM

OK, I downloaded it and ran it. What now?

You should see something along the lines of this:
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Is this what you are seeing?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

Is this a Lenovo computer? There have been several threads recently with similar issues due to the Lenovo backup/restore utility.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:48 PM

Is this what you are seeing?


yes

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:21 PM

So Now I have discovered that each time I change interent pages I lose c drive bytes. I regain by deleting manually my temp internet files. What can I do to permently stop it?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:39 PM

Can we just rewind on this one? Your saying that when you change internet pages you are losing bytes on your HD. This could be due to cookies from sites being installed but bytes are so small this could not be the problem. What size is your HDD? What OS are you using? A defrag will not work unless you have at least 10% of you HD free. Give us a little more info then we have something to work on.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:41 AM

Can we just rewind on this one? Your saying that when you change internet pages you are losing bytes on your HD. This could be due to cookies from sites being installed but bytes are so small this could not be the problem. What size is your HDD? What OS are you using? A defrag will not work unless you have at least 10% of you HD free. Give us a little more info then we have something to work on.


Sorry. Actually it's losing megabytes. But now it seems that it's more than just interent pages doing it, I don't know what.
OS is XP C drive is 33GB

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:13 AM

There are a number of ordinary Windows functions...which result in HD fluctuations: System Restore...hibernation...pagefile/swapfile...temporary Internet files and temporary files...and there are other programs which can impact the amount of hard drive space available at any time.

AA gave you a tool whereby you can review your drive structure and see what files are the largest, etc.

And thereby remove any "mystery" that may arise in your mind about what's going on.

If you choose not to use that tool to answer your own questions, that's a valid choice.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:23 AM

Can we just rewind on this one? Your saying that when you change internet pages you are losing bytes on your HD. This could be due to cookies from sites being installed but bytes are so small this could not be the problem. What size is your HDD? What OS are you using? A defrag will not work unless you have at least 10% of you HD free. Give us a little more info then we have something to work on.


Sorry. Actually it's losing megabytes. But now it seems that it's more than just interent pages doing it, I don't know what.
OS is XP C drive is 33GB


How much free space do you normally have on the 33GB hdd?

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:31 AM

There are a number of ordinary Windows functions...which result in HD fluctuations: System Restore...hibernation...pagefile/swapfile...temporary Internet files and temporary files...and there are other programs which can impact the amount of hard drive space available at any time.

AA gave you a tool whereby you can review your drive structure and see what files are the largest, etc.

And thereby remove any "mystery" that may arise in your mind about what's going on.

If you choose not to use that tool to answer your own questions, that's a valid choice.

Louis

To tell you the truth I don't understand how to use the tool.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:32 AM

Can we just rewind on this one? Your saying that when you change internet pages you are losing bytes on your HD. This could be due to cookies from sites being installed but bytes are so small this could not be the problem. What size is your HDD? What OS are you using? A defrag will not work unless you have at least 10% of you HD free. Give us a little more info then we have something to work on.


Sorry. Actually it's losing megabytes. But now it seems that it's more than just interent pages doing it, I don't know what.
OS is XP C drive is 33GB


How much free space do you normally have on the 33GB hdd?

I never really paid much attention.
I freed up over 300mg the other day and now I am back to almost zero again?




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