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#1 ScottieBaseball

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:12 PM

I tried to download some music this evening and received a message that I don't have enough disk space. I deleted a bunch of MP3's, but got the same message. Deleted old, unused files, same thing. Checked to see if I needed to defrag, it was recommended, but I didn't have enough free disk space to do it. Ran Ad Aware and nothing unusual came back, but I deleted all. I ran AVG and 0 threats were detected. Same goes for MalwareBytes. I also uninstalled everything possible in terms of unused software/applications.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:30 AM

AVG is having an issue with some systems whereby dump files of large size and number accumulate to fill all available hard drive space.
Please check the content of the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8\Dumps
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:14 AM

Also, be sure to empty the recycle bin after deleting all those files (they still count towards usage)

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:02 AM

How much free space is registered currently? How large is the partition?

You can also regain space by turning off System Restore and by removing the hiberfil.sys file.

A general guide, http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000528.htm.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:20 AM

You may also be able to clear out all the above and some temp files using CCleaner...I used it on my PC last week and it cleared out about 6.5GBs...worth a look anyways if all the above doesn't help.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:50 PM

AVG is having an issue with some systems whereby dump files of large size and number accumulate to fill all available hard drive space.
Please check the content of the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8\Dumps


Great advice all the way around. The only sticking point is that I can't find a dumps file for AVG. Any other advice? I'm still without free disk space after everything else.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:52 PM

How much free space is registered currently? How large is the partition?

You can also regain space by turning off System Restore and by removing the hiberfil.sys file.

A general guide, http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000528.htm.

Louis


I have 1.79 GB of free space with 105 GB used.

For what it's worth I ALWAYS have the little shield down on the bottom right with "Updates Available". I choose to download them, but they all fail. Dont' know if that means anything.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:10 AM

Try using SequoiaView to see what's taking up all the space on your drive.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:53 PM

Try using SequoiaView to see what's taking up all the space on your drive.


I ran that but have no idea what I'm looking at in terms of the scan results. TONS of C:\WINDOWS\Installer\12345678.msp files. Probably like 90% (no exaggeration) of the screen are files like that. Do I need to clear those out?

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:51 PM

@ Budapest: great program, thanks for the info.

@ ScottieBaseball: Google the following term: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\ msp

Below are a couple of results that you may find particularly useful ...

Multiple copies of the Windows Installer update package (.msp) file are created when you run an Office 2000 update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274533

C:\Windows\Installer overload!
http://www.fixr.co.uk/2009/05/12/cwindowsinstaller-overload/

Edited by AustrAlien, 12 October 2009 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:55 PM

You need to move...all data files (video files, music files) from your C: partition.

XP needs about 15% of partition space free to function effectively.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

@ Budapest: great program, thanks for the info.

@ ScottieBaseball: Google the following term: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\ msp

Below are a couple of results that you may find particularly useful ...

Multiple copies of the Windows Installer update package (.msp) file are created when you run an Office 2000 update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274533

C:\Windows\Installer overload!
http://www.fixr.co.uk/2009/05/12/cwindowsinstaller-overload/


Thanks for this!!! The link to www.fixr.co.uk...it has a link that takes you to some code that will apparently clean up the extraneous .msp files. Here's the code:

@REM clean_msip.cmd - a file for cleaning up c:\Windows\Installer\(*.msi *.msp)

@echo off

cd/d %systemroot%\Installer

ECHO Extracting all available information from registry...
reg export HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData userdata.reg

ECHO Create file list of msi/msp files from registry list
type userdata.reg | findstr/ri "\.ms[ip]" >> userdata.txt

ECHO Deleting msi/msp files that don't appear in the list...
for %%i in (*.msi *.msp) do ( findstr/i %%i userdata.txt 1>nul || del/f/a/q %%i )

ECHO Clean up, deleting temporary files...
del/f/a userdata.reg userdata.txt *.tmp


What exactly do I do with it?

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:09 PM

What exactly do I do with it?

I was hoping someone else would reply to this request .... but no such luck!

From one complete novice to another ... in that case: This is what I would do ....

Copy/paste into Notepad and save as clean_msip.cmd
(That is a .cmd file ... not a txt file!)

Double-click on the file clean_msip.cmd .... and hope for the best ... ?

Good luck!
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:33 PM

The AustrAlien is correct!




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