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Hard Drive Bafflement


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:22 PM

If anyone could help on this I'd so appreciate it. I have two hard drives one with progams one with data the data drive is full and I can't do a back up I fave to stare at the warnings continually. Thing is I've cleared everything up all the shadow copies ect. there's only one file on there taking 4 gigabytes of a possible 144 what the........ Sincerly bewildered:(

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

Post the exact error message, please.

There are tools which can be used to see what files are taking up HD space, one at http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

And, of course, there's always the possibility of malware...until ruled out by defensive measures.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

the link you gave me showed me that all the space is being used up by the back up files :thumbsup: funny thing I tried to erase all but the latest one it dosen't seem to want to do that and I'm scared to fool around I'm a newbie lol any suggestions? Thanks so much louise , your help is much appreciated wish I'd known about this site before:)

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:01 PM

You could turn off system restore and it will automatically delete all of your previous restore points. Be sure your computer is trouble free and if you need to do a restore that you have restore discs. After turning off system restore reboot the machine and turn system restore back on this will create an automatic restore point. This should free up some more space for you.
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

My virus protection finally found something and quarentined it I erased all the folders then did a system back up, finally I think that problem is solved :thumbsup: they guys for the help it was much appreciated.




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