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Disappearing free space on C

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ntellya, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. Ntellya

    Ntellya Thread Starter

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    Help!!!!
    I've been having a problem for the last few weeks. As I work on my computer the free space on my C drive decreases drastically. My drive is partitioned between C & D. When I restart, all my free space comes back. I just had to restart because I was down to 80 K. When I started I had 16.5G available. It's been about 2 hours and I'm down to 15G. I've run my anti-virus. About the time it started I installed a back up hard drive (which is intermittently attached to this laptop) and WD anywhere backup software.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    I can't believe the WD software would back up to the same volume Partition but that would explain a thing or two. 15Gb is a small percentage of any drive size over 40 so you're running close to having problems associated with low disk space in any event. How big is that disk?

    I just hope malware isn't creating a copy of everything you key in by the us of a Keylogger. Best to run some scanners and if you don't have any, get MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware from the respective developer's sites and follow the installation processes then scan with each in turn.

     
  3. Ntellya

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    I have a 56 GB hard drive partitioned with 24 to D and 32 to C. I'm not going to upgrade because this is a secondary computer - mostly for having something if I want to go portable with. My programs and operating system are on C. I've checked and the backups are not going back onto C. I still suspect it has something to do with WD's software, and since I don't need it to do backups I will try to uninstall. It loses 1 GB of space every hour at a fairly regular rate.
     
  4. Saga Lout

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    Not a bad move. If you have XP Pro, the Backup option in All Programmes>Accessories>System Tools is more than adequate.

     
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