I am running windows XP SP2 on a computer with a 500 GB HDD when i set it up several years ago i was told to partition it to keep windows seperate from other stuff on the PC to speed up scans & Defrag. so i set the c: partition (for windows XP that microsoft say only requires 1.7GB on the box) at 10GB then several others for games, music, documents to use up the remaining 490GB.
For the past year i've noticed that the c: partiition is always full (Low disk space warnings) so i've been trying to make an effort to remove thinks i don't need in windows. I also had a few virus issues a couple of months ago which i think i've got on top of now and i'm running AVG which seems to keep them at bay although i do get the odd one pop up now and again.
About a week ago I ran ATF cleaner on a recomendation from a friend and it found over 2GB of junk files in the c:which i removed and i noticed an imediate improvment in windows, however now only a week later it's filled the 2GB back up again and i'm back to only a few MB of free disc space. I ran ATF cleaner again today and it found and cleared about 200MB which were all used up again in about 10 mins and i'm back with no free space no the c: drive.
This is getting really anoying as several programs like itunes can only be installed into the same drive as windows and this is now too full to back up my phone which i need to do a fix on after i back it up
Is there a Vitus or windows bug that keeps creating files to clog up which ever drive it's installed onto. The rest of the 490GB of disc space just stays constant at what ever i've gpt on there. I did think of moving the partition but that only going to be a short term fix as Windows seems to just fill up and volume it's given.
Any suggestions welcomed