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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:31 PM

With the help of bleeping computer users I fixed my NTLDR problem. But when I did Emachines system recovery The HDD was twice as full and when I first install Norton internet security It scanned over 400,000 items for a recovered computer with nothing but XP and Norton. why is it taking up so much space? Please help! :thumbsup: . And XP doesn't take up more than 50,000 items.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:38 AM

Hello,

you might want to try using http://windirstat.info/ as it will give you a detailed analysis of whats on your system and how much space it is taking. also have you used any cleanup tools such as ccleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:25 AM

If you did a system recovery...I would have to ask what happened to all the programs that were originally on the system?

I was under the impression that recovery vehicles from OEM manufacturers...restored the system to what it was like when purchased.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:12 PM

all the original programs dissapeared. :flowers:
Now when I do windows update it installs the updates twice :thumbsup: .

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:59 PM

The disappearance of programs...coupled with the fact that you were doing a restore/recovery on an OEM (boxmaker) system...should have been a red flag.

If it had been me, I would have tried the recovery/restore process again...and I would also have checked the hard drive very carefully...and I would not rule out the possibility of malware, since I don't know exactly what you consider the recovery/restore process to be.

Louis




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