Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:20 AM
Hi guys. This is my first post, and I have a feeling that it won't be my last!!
A few weeks ago my laptop (Windows XP SP2, 37Gb disk) flashed a message informing me that I was running low on disk space. I went through the disk clean-up procedure and gained a few hundred Mb then removed several programs which I had installed myself but used very rarely. I ended up with about 1Gb of free space after all this.
Soon afterwards (within minutes rather than hours) I noticed that the amount of disk space was decreasing. Within the space of about 20 mins it went from just over 1Gb to about 650Mb. When I looked again a few hours later it was down to about 600Mb.
I wondered if this might have been caused by automatic Windows updates being installed, but these are scheduled to occur in the early hours of the morning, not at the time I was carrying out the above procedures.
Other factors which might be relevant:
A few hours ago I removed two programs which accounted for well over 100Mb of disk space but the C: drive properties showed no significant increase in free disk space. The recycle bin was empty. In short, there was no discernible benefit in removing these programs
The Windows folder on my laptop accounts for 32Gb of disk space . . . . this strikes me as being far too much . . . is this normal?
I don't know whether I have a real problem with my laptop or whether this is normal.
Can anyone out there help me?