Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

My Amount Of Free Space Isn't Right ..


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Forg0t

Forg0t

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 PM

Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:48 AM

Hi,things that I installed on my computer add up a total of 2gb ..My Windows Folder size is 2.5gb .Total add up is around 4-5gb.But,my computer said that I used 13.6gb and left with 4.94gb!!Total space is 18.6gb.

My system is -
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer -
Intel Celeron CPU
1300MHz
1.30GHz,320MB of RAM

I think it is not a virus trying to duplicate itself to take up my space as I have already scan my computer with HijackThis for suspicious things running on my computer.

Sorry for my bad english and Thanks a lot!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:03 AM

It may be your system restore adding restore points.

#3 jgweed

jgweed

  • Staff Emeritus
  • 28,473 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:15 PM

You might want to set your Windows Explorer to show both hidden files and folders, as well as to "unhide" hidden system operating files. (Tools/Folder Options/Views). Be sure to go back and reverse this action after you have looked through them.
Regards,
John
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 Forg0t

Forg0t
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 PM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:14 AM

I tried ..My computer space is still very small..

#5 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:33 AM

What folders are taking up the space?
If you right click on any folder using Windows Explorer and choose "Properties" it will tell you the size of the folder.

You may be storing too many scans from your av program, have too much space allocated for restore points, etc.

Edited by Enthusiast, 07 August 2006 - 08:35 AM.


#6 Forg0t

Forg0t
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 PM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:38 AM

WINDOWS folder took up 2.5gb ..Program Files took up 2.5gb around that too ..Documents and Settings is 90mb ..Desktop stuffs onli 10mb ..So what esle can it be?

#7 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:48 AM

One thing you can try is to clean all temp files.

Click on "My Computer"
Right click on the hard drive and choose "Properties"
Click on the disk cleanup button.

Remove ONLY the temp files when it finishes scanning the drive.

#8 Forg0t

Forg0t
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 PM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:24 PM

Done ..But my space is still small ..

I scared its a virus that can bypass HijackThis,Virus Scanners,Firewalls and Windows Task Manager .. =x

#9 buddy215

buddy215

  • BC Advisor
  • 13,001 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:41 PM

Do you have a program such as Ccleaner? It will clean up temps, logs, cookies,etc. Many programs keep logs and some of them can take up a lot of space such as firewall logs and scan logs. It is good to have such a program and use it regularly.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


#10 Forg0t

Forg0t
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 59 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 PM

Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:30 PM

Ah nevermind ..I think I better reformat my computer.

Thanks for helping once again BleepingComputer!

Appreciate that!! =)

#11 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:03:46 AM

Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:21 AM

Before you do that, look at the hard drive with the disk management tool.

Click start/programs/administrative tools/computer management/disk management

What size does it tell you the C drive is?
Is it partitioned?

What brand and model is your computer?
Some major brand computers come with a hidden restore partition on the hard drive. Do not format or eliminate that.

#12 ThorXP

ThorXP

  • Banned
  • 880 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:46 AM

Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:45 AM

I apologise for getting here so late and I hope you have not re-installed. Please give this a try and it will tell you what is taking up so much space it is called Treesize.

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

If you decide to re-install try this article it will help

Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;310353




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users