Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:43 PM
I have a 3 year old Compaq CQ2103WM computer using Windows XP, with a 139GB Hard Drive and 1GB of Memory. After constantly getting low disk space messages I deleted most software and files from my hard drive. Each time I regained some space, it would disappear within hours (ex. 1GB to 0 bytes in 8 hours). I tried the following: chkdsk, Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Norton Disk Scanner and Disk Cleanup, ARO 2012 and Malwarebytes. No viruses or malware was found. I tried to download AVG from 3 different sites and got error messages like "file is corrupted". In order to run the scans each time I had to delete more software and files to have enough space to run the scans, shortly afterward the disk space would be dropped as low as 0 bytes. I'm running out of software and files to delete. I don't have enough disk space to run virus updates, download software, copy, or backup files, run System Restore or Norton backup. My original Norton backup files were somehow deleted as well. I don't know if the problem is an infection or hardware. I really need to save my files left on my hard disk but can't copy or back them up. Is there anything else I can do to find out what's causing this and can this computer (more importantly, my files) be saved?