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Low Disk Space, Again


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Mod Edit; Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic483273.html - Hamluis.

Budapest, I am new here and this is my first post.Your answer to above thread is exactly what I am trying to fix. The link you posted covers my situation to a Tee. However, at the point of "From the Folder Options window in explorer, double click Recovery(D), I am stopped. In my Folders Options window, there is no Recovery (D). At this point, I cannot access the files. There is only General, View, Search tabs and nowhere is Recovery(D). Any idea how I can open D to see files? Any help is appreciated. I am running Vista Home edition and on last backup, had to quit. Attempted to use Norton backup and it hanged after first DVD got full.Then, I noticed drive D was nearly full. Thanks.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Are you able to see the D drive in the "system Protection" tab of the "System Properties"?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Yes. It is unchecked.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:47 PM

Did you uncheck it, or was it already unchecked?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:45 AM

Budapest, it was already unchecked. Disk D is showing 900KB free , disk size 9.16GB. Cannot imagine why any files would go to D.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Can you please post the exactly wording of the low disk space warnings you are receiving. Also, what operations are you performing when you receive these messages?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Norton will from time to time warn of high CPU usage. It says:"Warning!High CPU usage" along with a CPU screen and graph.Sometimes when I am playing chess and other times when I have several apps opened. Drive D is only the recovery data, but in the past, I have noticed it at about 3/5's full. Now it is almost completely full. I noticed it when backup attempt using Norton. Norton hanged on first full DVD and would not resume. At this point, I assumed Norton was the culprit, though some other reason for the drive to fill up may be present. It is still at 904KB free of 9.16MB cap. nothing else going into it at present. Am using flash memory for xtra ram. Would drive D cause the warnings? Thanks.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:54 AM

Budapest, I meant to say 904 MB out of 9.16 GB. Am tired tonight and foggy in the brain. Thanks

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

It does not sound like a problem with the D drive to me. Next time you get a high CPU warning you should open the Task Manager and find out which process is using all your CPU (ignore the System Idle Process).

Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and then clicking Start Task Manager.

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