I have a problem which I thought I might post up here in hope someone can assist me.
My internal hard disk is 230gb, but for some reason it says only 28.5gb is free even though i've only used up 110gb when I check the properties of all the files combined (i.e. highlight all the files, right click and properties).
I have 3 hard disk, only one that is affected is the C Drive, the other 2 are not.
Here is the the story:
Prior to then I used to have had about 90gb free space on my 230 gb drive (Used as C drive), and then one day my harddisk started to fill itself up even though I wasn't moving any data or downloading any files. On that same day, my hard-disk free space started to progressively drop from about 90gb free space to about 18gb free space, I then quickly powered off my laptop and then powered my laptop back on and ever since then it has been stuck with 18gb free space.
I then began my research and I came across this thread on this forum - I went through the steps one by one and purged my computer of potentially unwanted malware (which only identified and removed a single strangely named program called 'OpenCandy') and in the end I was only able to recover up to 28.5gb free space on my hard disk mostly from deleting old windows update files.
My question is - if I have only used up 110gb, where has the remaining 120 gb of free space gone? and why is it only showing 28.5gb? The odd thing is when I run the software called JDiskReport (a java based program that shows the sizes occupied by the files on the harddisk) It says that I am only using up 110gb (no surprises there) out of a maximum 230gb...but then why do I only have 28.5gb free space when I should have about 120gb worth of free space?
I use Windows 7 64bit (which I have read should only take up about 20gb). I have also used Malware Bytes to scan the system and my main virus-scan software is AVG AntiVirus Free Edition
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this