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#1 trailhead

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

Greetings, first time poster here.

The problem I'm having is that my C drive keeps filling up. I have a partitioned drive. The only thing on C is windows and programs that didn't give an option to install somewhere else. My recycle bin, 'my documents', browser cache, etc are all on other partitions. I've cleared out all temp files.

A couple days ago I was down to 40MB. I went through and moved everything I thought I could get away with: windows uninstall folders; AVG logs; etc. I uninstalled programs that I could live without temporarly. I got back to 450MB free. Now in just a couple days I'm back down to 150MB. I haven't saved anything to C but something must be.

I've used CCleaner, registry cleaner, did a Housecall scan, a couple other system scanners. I'm no expert but I can't see anything from HijackThis that looks off.

My C is 4.88GB. I tried to make it bigger with Gparted but for some reason couldn't

Any ideas before I wipe it and start over?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

Try running WinDirStat against the C: drive. It will give you a visual and list-based breakdown of all the files, easily revealing space hogs.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:57 PM

Try running WinDirStat against the C: drive. It will give you a visual and list-based breakdown of all the files, easily revealing space hogs.


Bingo! hiberfil.sys = 1.4GB
We don't need no stinking hibernation :flowers:

Thanks a bunch! :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:06 PM

Ah yes, hiberfile.sys, my old nemesis. We meet again!

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:38 AM

But hiberfil should not be increasing in size so that is not where your 300 mb of space disappeared to in just two days. It is doubtful that System Restore is on since the free space on the drive is below its limit, but if it is, that could be eating some space each day. If you have automatic updates for Windows turned on, that might have used some space during that time too.




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