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Vista Ultimate 100 GB eaten by Windows/CSC


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#1 Bill Whitehead

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:43 AM

Howdy,

I have just upgraded my operating system to Vista Ultimate, Service Pack 1. I noticed my 230 GB hard drive had only 50 GB left and so I looked at it with the program Spacemonger. It identified one folder taking up 100 GB as unscannable, C:\windows\CSC. I looked in Explorer at this folder and it says there are no files in it and no bytes are taken up. I researched this folder and found it to be the Offline Sharing Cache. I turned off Offline Sharing and hoped that would do the trick, but it did not. I have performed several disk checks, virus scans with McAfee and Spybot. Nothing doing.

I need help narrowing down the possibilities:

1) Is Vista hoarding space for some stupid and unknown reason?

2) Do I have 100GB of bad sectors on my hard drive?

3) Am I being attacked by a nasty virus?

I appreciate any help you can give me.


Thanks,

Bill

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#2 keny111111

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:38 PM

hello
see if this helps... http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-...indows-csc.html

good luck
Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............

#3 Bill Whitehead

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

Kenny,

Thanks for the help. I went through the procedures, but there are not any files to delete. And it is still taking up 100 GB. I did upgrade to Service Pack 2. Maybe that will help.

Thanks again,

Bill




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