It culminated today when i turned on the PC and found that i have 0 bytes free space. I immediately deleted 8gb of data. I watched the 'Computer' window (pressing refresh every few seconds) as the 8gb disappeard in under 1 minute.
The system, although slow is still responding quite well...though a bit sluggish.
I trawled the Windows directories and found that
C:/Program Files/Common Files/PC Tools/sMonitor/cputime.xml
C:/Program Files/Common Files/PC Tools/sMonitor/logfile.etl
is where the data has gone.
cputime.xml is 32,603,604 kb
logfile.etl is 16,406,528 kb
I cannot delete these files...they are in use by another program.
I have ended every possible process from task manager, and still i get the above message about them being used by another program. Is it possible a process is being hidden?
Can anyone help me out, please?
I have a few other computers about...so taking the hard disk out and running software on the disk is possible, though installing anything on to the drive is almost impossible.
Any help welcome.
Edited by mr.blitz, 18 December 2009 - 02:31 PM.