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PC slow on start up and C:/ drive suddenly used all its storage.


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#1 slobbadobba

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Hi guys, I looked at 'My Computer' and for some reason my C:/ drive is almost full. I had 32GB before on a 144GB HD. Also my pc has slowed right down on start up, takes forever.

 

Any ideas or solutions please guys?

 

Look forward to your replies.

 

Had to edit this post. Even as I write I have lost another 2.3GB.

Managed to restore about 7.6GB by deleting some old photos and avi files, but for some reason the HD is being used up again.

 

HELP guys!!


Edited by slobbadobba, 14 August 2013 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

Are you sharing your hard drive through network? I have you tried to defrag your hard drive? What about running a virus scan?



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:23 PM

Comptech is right. Try to defrag your hard drive firstly to see if this problem still exists.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Comptech is right. Try to defrag your hard drive firstly to see if this problem still exists.

Have done all the things you mentioned Judith. Found the problem to be Windows doubling up on avi files I download. Have now sorted this with help from a pc friend and all is working well. In fact, I've more HD space than I had before. Thanks for your help anyway.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

Are you sharing your hard drive through network? I have you tried to defrag your hard drive? What about running a virus scan?

 

Have done all the things you mentioned Comptech, and more my friend. As I told Judith, found the problem to be Windows doubling up on avi files I download. Have now sorted this with help from a pc friend and all is working well.

 

Thanks for your help anyway.

 



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

Have done all the things you mentioned Judith. Found the problem to be Windows doubling up on avi files I download. Have now sorted this with help from a pc friend and all is working well. In fact, I've more HD space than I had before. Thanks for your help anyway.

 

Glad you have solved that problem! Cheers! :thumbup2:



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

While you ask a question, then please inform about the Operating System that
you have so that others can provide you with step by step solution

Microsoft Operating System's require 10% of free space to work efficiently,
if its less then the performance will decrease
You can download "C-Cleaner" and run the cleanup process to delete several
junk and temporary files stored in the computer from -
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
You can also decrease the size of your Recycle Bin to get more space in the
C Drive, complete steps are mentioned in
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resize-the-recycle-bin-in-xp/ and
http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/70436-decrease-recycle-bin-increase-storage-space.html
for different operating systems.

 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

While you ask a question, then please inform about the Operating System that
you have so that others can provide you with step by step solution

Microsoft Operating System's require 10% of free space to work efficiently,
if its less then the performance will decrease
You can download "C-Cleaner" and run the cleanup process to delete several
junk and temporary files stored in the computer from -
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
You can also decrease the size of your Recycle Bin to get more space in the
C Drive, complete steps are mentioned in
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resize-the-recycle-bin-in-xp/ and
http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/70436-decrease-recycle-bin-increase-storage-space.html
for different operating systems.

 

Live-pc expert, have sorted the problem. I also have CCCleaner, have decreased the size of the Recycle Bin as you mentioned, never thought of that. My OS is Windows 8 Media Center. I thought I had put my pc's spec on my profile? Have to check. Thanks for the help!






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