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my hard drive is filling itself up

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  • Started 5 years ago by dj89706
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dj89706
Posts: 17

im running a toshiba sat-a215 with vista 32 about a week ago i started getting warnings my c:/disk drive was full.i dont use my laptop except to transfer pics from my sds card to a external hard drive-surf the net from time to time and listen to music.ive deleated all my pics vidio,ect.i all so deleated my old backups and shadow copys(?)in just the last hour ive lost over 10GB.im new to this and any help would be much appreciated.........thank ya all........DJ

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wallaceb
wallaceb
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how big is the hard drive total?

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dreamsunlimited
dreamsunlimited
Posts: 21

Check Your Winsxs folder windows inside windows folder, Whats the size?

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dj89706
Posts: 17

its 231GB ......now i have 20.1GB left last night it ate over 10 GB in an hr

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dj89706
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my Winsxs folder is 7.5GB

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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dj89706,

Run your anti-virus program NOW.

If NO AV; go Here and Download and Install FREE AVG.

http://free.avg.com/ww.downloa.....ee-edition

Run AVG.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♣

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dj89706
Posts: 17

ive ran trend anti virus,webroot spy sweeper,and super antispyware.....nothing found....i also ran them in safe mode and still nothing found.......im down to 12.8 GB left

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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dj89706,

That's good.

Just wanted to ensure you didn't have some kind of strange virus that was "eating your drive alive".

Will let one of the Vista folks handle this issue because it seems to occur in that O/S more than others.

Just keeping watching your topic thread.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♣

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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

We have a thread in the Vista forum for this problem from the same OP:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....by-itsself

Let's move all of the discussion there and close this thread.

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