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Old August 28th, 2005, 01:46 AM
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WIN XP using up all of my hard drive space

Hi all.Have this prob. with Win.Xp.I have 22gigs free space on my 80gig harddrive.I have noticed that something or WinXp is useing up my harddrive space.It take 6 to 8 hours and the HD is reduced to 14gigs left.i used theses tools to check HD AVG,Webroot SpySweeper,Spyboot,CCleaner,Vcom SystemSuite Pro 6,ZoneAlarm,all have come up clean.To get back the missing HD space i just reboot the computer and i have the 22gigs back again.Has anyone had this problem or a fix?Also i have turned off system restore if that help you.Thank-you for any help Joe
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Old August 28th, 2005, 05:28 AM
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Try this: Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Advanced tab->under performance click Settings->Advanced tab->under Virtual Memory if that number is any bigger than 1GB change it to 766MB.
Reset and see if there's any change.
Another thing to try, though it's very unlikely, is to disable Hibernation: Control Panel->Power Options->Hibernate tab->uncheck the "Enable Hibernation" box.
Restart and try again.
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Old August 28th, 2005, 07:35 AM
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This is all fine any other ideas
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Old August 28th, 2005, 09:11 AM
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Right click your C: drive and disable Indexing Service, it should ask you if you want to disable it for all subfolders, say yes.
On the same screen, try running Disk Cleanup, scan the disk and defragment. Also try disabling any unnecessary processes, or running SpyBot or HijackThis (post your log in the Cyber Safety section), to make sure there's no malicious processes eating up HDD space. That's all I can think of.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:28 AM
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Ok i have gone to the Cyber Safety and posted my log files,cleaner some files and everything is fine,no spyware or malware.So i have come back here to see if anyone has any ideas.If we cant find anthing...C format harddrive? or can i reload windows over the top? Would this fix my problem? thanks for your time Joe
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:45 PM
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It's unlikely this is a hardware problem, so a format should work. You can try repairing the installation first though, just boot with the Windows CD.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Thank oracle128 i will give that a go and get back to you it might take a few days...work..
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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:40 AM
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Ok found out what is happening A program called Bootvis was logging files to C:\Windows\System32\logfiles\WMI folder.Anyhow started bootvis and just stopped logfiles and all is back to normally.Thankyou for trying to help..but it must of been me...lamo
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