Hi All, I've only got a very small and old computer, it's got an 8GB hard drive.. I'm running XP (SP2) on it though, and it's all I've really needed as I'm a moderate user only.
Just recently I had heaps of trouble with blue screens and my computer turning itself off all the time. It kept coming up with warnings and *** STOP screens, among other things. I spent ages on it myself, teaching myself a few things from forums like this. In the end I deleted some processes, and things have almost come back to normal. No more blue screens, and no more STOP messages. The only thing is that my hard drive seems to be completely full, and every time I delete things to get space back, it fills right back up again with who knows what..???
I've transferred all my docs, photos, etc to a new 160 GB external hard drive I've bought now, but doesn't seem to stop the hard drive filling up with... something.
Even when I free space up, the computer intermittently takes forever to open my browser, and just to do what I would have thought were simple tasks. Having said that, on rare occasions these things work at a fine speed, which seems strange to me that it's not always the same.
I'm just wondering if there's something nasty in the system thats playing havoc with it. I don't trust this computer anymore to be secure on line, in case there's something going on, which is a real pain. I just hoped someone might be able to have a quick look at the attached HJT log for me, and see if there's anything in there that looks not quite right.
Maybe its all fine and it's just time for a new computer, but like I say, I'm not a huge user, and if I can get this straightened out, I can put up with the system and my external hard drive for a bit longer.
Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thanks in anticipation!
(P.S - I've been using Ccleaner, and ATF Cleaner regularly. On occasions I've been running Advance System Care, and SuperAntiSpyware. I've tried defragging with AusLogics and Smart Defrag, but both of them are unable to complete defragging due to lack of space.)