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#1 PhilipMCaban

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 01:46 AM

I have a relatively new ASUS Q502LA
 
8gb and 1T
 
94% of the disk is used up. I dont understand what how that could be. And I dont exactly know how to figure that out.
 
I did just download the Illustrator Personal Suite. But that cant be close to a TB. Can someone assist me in figuring this out?
 
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 04:42 AM

Hello Phil, and welcome to the Bleeping Computer Community.  This probably isn't the most appropriate Forum, but the Moderators will move this post, if they deem that appropriate.
 
If I were you, I would download a copy Windirstat from here and run it.  It will show you what is consuming your hard disk space.  From what I understand, it is advised to keep at least 15% of your primary OS partition free for Windows and app temporary files, so you may be noticing some performance degradation.
 
If the culprit is something malevolent, then you could ask to get this thread posted over to the "Am I Infected" Forum to seek assistance there.

 

Hope this helps.  Let us know how you make out, and once again, welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:31 AM

What operating system are you using? Please let us know so your topic can be moved to the appropriate OS forum.

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:14 AM

Garioch7, thanks for the welcome.

I have an Asus q502la. Operating system is windows 8.1

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:43 PM

ok so now I dont have any idea whats going on. Ran windirstat and it says I am only using 7% of the available. it still is somewhat slow and illustrator takes forever to do anything



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 11:44 AM

Philip:

 

I am confused.  If Windirstat states that only 7% of your hard disk is in use, what software/command informed you that "94% of your disk was used up"?

 

There are lots of reasons for computers to be slow in responding, including hardware and software issues, malware, etc.

 

I am not an expert at diagnosing computers (still studying).  Hopefully one of the real pros will come along and be able to assist you to determine if your computer is healthy by having you run the appropriate diagnostics and posting back with the logs for interpretation.

 

Have a great day.

 

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:03 PM

Something that might help is disk cleanup and disk defragmenter expecilly if you have been installing a lot of programs.


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