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#1 commonalias

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:57 PM

Norton Security Suite shows a clean bill of health. However, the past two days have been plagued with the message, "You are running on very low disk space on Local Disk (C:)" Also, the icon in the try runs Disk Cleanup with clicked.

I've used this site in the past with phenomenal results. Thanks so much in advance.... good karma rules.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:17 PM

Please...post a screenshot from Disk Management.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter to get to Disk Management.

Inserting An Image Within A Post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic14738.html

How to post screenshots or images - http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=61232.0

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

Well, the obvious question is: How much free space IS there on c:?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

0% Free Space. I installed Torrent Bit just before this mess. Disk Cleanup prompted me to discard a few things in the Add/Remove Programs, so I deleted Torrent and Google Earth. No results.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:52 PM

And did you download torrents?

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:02 PM

I'm sorry, I'm trying to follow the instructions to post a screen shot of Disk Management, but my webpages are freezing and formatted strangely.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:03 PM

I downloaded 1 MTV torrent video for a class project, then burned it to a DVD.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:14 PM

Thank you AKKHY, am I in the correct forum for someone to walk through this step by step? I really don't mean to be a pain, but I'm an amatuer at solving this issue.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:32 PM

Sorry commonalias -
AKKHY has been deleted from most posts for incorrect and posting Spam (not required) items.
I hope that you stay and wait for decent and correct help -

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:08 AM

Hi commonalias.


If you are having trouble with following Hamluis' advice, let's get back to basics.
You may or may not be aware that Windows needs at least 15% free space on your C: drive at all times in order to work, so you need to delete quite a bit of stuff and then empty your Recycle Bin. (The free space is not available until you do this). Windows simply will not work unless it has room to move things around. Keep clicking on My Computer and you will see how much free space is available. You can check the size of any file or folder by right clicking and choosing Properties.
I'm afraid you need to get brutal and delete all unnecessary stuff or save Pictures and Video to CD or DVD until you get enough free space to run disk cleanup and other tools.
When you have room, WINDIRSTAT will show you exactly what is taking up room on your C: drive and you can delete anything from that program - just stay away from System and Windows files and folders.
When you are able, run Disk Cleanup. And under More Tools, delete all but the most recent restore point. This will free up quite a bit of room.

Good luck.

Edited by rowal5555, 24 October 2011 - 12:18 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:41 AM

If you downloaded a torrent and the problem began immediately afterward, I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

Problems resolved. Thanks for all the great advice Rowal5555, the WinDirStat helped so much.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:16 PM

You're most welcome.
Glad to hear it worked out for you.
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