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Hard Drive Space

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#1 Stigglez


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

I have a recent Win764 build less than 6 months old, seems to have a virus or something that is making the hard drive space dissapear. The accual contents are 36GB out of 300GB. The computer will display that there is only 3.75GB left out of 300GB. I ran windirstat and tree and it gives me the correct allocation of data. The data matches what is supposed to be on this drive, there is no random file that is taking up 275GB. Leads me to believe that its a Virus, and cannot find to much on the subject. Please Advise? Thanks

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#2 Zen Seeker

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:09 AM

Hello Stiglez.

What's reporting you only have 3.7 gig left? (I can't help with the issue if its AV related but we can try to rule out other issues until a mod moves this to malware.)

What is reported from either the command shell when you do a dir or from the drives properties?

What AV do you use and have you updated and done a scan?

Have you tried doing a chkdsk /f from the command line?

With the few details provided this would be what I would check first.


#3 hamluis



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:34 PM

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792


#4 johhny


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

Follow the tips this may resolve your problem.
1. The very first step is to install a antivirus program, which help you in deleting malwares.
2. Click on update and update it after installing.
3. After completion of update disconnect the Internet connection. because virus has ability to download more content through modem for filling your hardware memory.
4. Scan the computer and delete all the flagged files
5. Restart computer and hold down the "F8" key during the reboot process to enter Safe Mode
6. restart again in normal mode

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