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mixx941

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Hello everybody. I hope I can keep this post as non-confusing as possible, but the other day when I was going through my drives, I saw like 2.5 gigs free on my D drive, which has all my music and programs.

Today, I come to my machine after installing nothing and I see 35mb free space...and that very annoying "Low Disk Space" bubble in WinXP.

Does anyone have any ideas what could've happened?

Thanks

-Mark
 
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It may have refreshed itself. Try a disk cleanup and defrag.
 
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One strain of virus inflates files to fill up disk space, have you checked your system's health at an on-line scanning service?

Also, which drive is your system using for its pagefile, and is it set for dynamic operation or fixed filesize?
 

mixx941

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Motherboard: I cannot defrag because there's so little space. It required 12% free if I'm not mistaken. And with 32mb out of 40GB, that's not gonna work :(.

kiwiguy: The C drive is used for pagefiling...I will scan with Panda AV on my hard drive, but I dont open attachments and I have Panda running all the time and I dont get viruses much so....

-Mark
 

mixx941

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Did a scan, nothing came up. Any other ideas, because I need this space.

-Mark
 

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Did you look around and try to determine where all the space is used? Start at the top level and check properties of each folder to see which one is really huge. Drill down doing the same thing, you'll soon be at the offender's doorstep, that will help figure out what's filling up the disk.

I'd also check Task Manager and see if any tasks are running and consuming processor while you're idle, that's another clue.

Of course, the usual ideas apply, scan for spyware, run HijackThis and check for undesirable residents of the system. :)
 

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I know to search folders and the such, and I know all that, but the thing I cant get a grasp on is that I went to bed Sunday night with just about 3 gigs free, and wake up the next morning with 32mb free. Nobody touched this computer or installed anything.

I'll run HijackThis, want the results here?

-Mark
 

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Here is my HijackThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 10:47:15 PM, on 9/30/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\FastTrak\FtrakSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
D:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus Platinum\APVXDWIN.EXE
G:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Alixoft\WinLPR\WinLPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\SECCOPY\SECCOPY.EXE
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\findfast.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\xchat\xchat.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Markis Kane\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.creative.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Mediacom Online
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCLEPCI] C:\PROGRA~1\PINNACLE\PPE\ppe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoProp] D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\bots\fp_wmp\regprop.exe D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\bots\fp_wmp\WMPaddin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATTRedUpate] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mediacom\MigCfg\Programs\AutoUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE" /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TxVgaSet] C:\TRIPLEX\vgaset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WFXSwtch] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SCANINICIO] "D:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus Platinum\Inicio.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APVXDWIN] "D:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus Platinum\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "G:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfee Guardian] C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGRDIAN.EXE /SU
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [savenow] C:\WINDOWS\savenow.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinLPR] D:\PROGRA~1\Alixoft\WinLPR\WinLPR.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Program\Startup Menu\Audigy.EXE" /L:ENG
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] D:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RcMan.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [kza] C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Creative MediaSource Go] C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Go\CTCMSGo.exe /SCB
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Eraser] D:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe -hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IDMan] D:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\IDMAN.EXE /onboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Second Copy 2000] "D:\PROGRA~1\SECCOPY\SECCOPY.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /startmonitor
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ConquerCam] D:\Program Files\ConquerCam\ConquerCam.exe /tray
O4 - Startup: Stealther.lnk = D:\Program Files\Stealther\stealth27.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: DriveSelect.lnk = D:\Program Files\321Studios\Xpress\DriveSelect.exe
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - D:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXcontext.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with IDM - D:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\IEExt.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: QuickDefine - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference Titles\eddefine.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: ICQ (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: Add to PrivUrl (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .asx: C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\PLUGINS\npdsplay.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.creative.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.helponthe.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://chat.msn.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.paypal.com
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/SU/ocx/12119/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...apple.com/qt505/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {60E78CAC-E9A7-4302-B9EE-8582EDE22FBF} - http://www.igetnet.com/downloads/NLN/nlnupgradeV5_0P6.exe
O16 - DPF: {88D8E8B7-A33B-4417-A385-8373484D43ED} (InstallHelper Class) - http://survey.prod.there.com/qualsurvey/ThereInstallHelper.cab
O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37884.5249305556
O16 - DPF: {CC05BC12-2AA2-4AC7-AC81-0E40F83B1ADF} (Live365Player Class) - http://www.live365.com/players/play365.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/SU/ocx/12119/CTPID.cab
-Mark
 

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O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Program Files\xchat\xchat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\FastTrak\FtrakSvc.exe

delete these if you did not install anything that is associated with these. Also do a search for all files on your D Drive and then sort them in descending order. Then you will be able to see what files have been *blown* up to cause your disc space shortage.
 
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O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [kza] C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TxVgaSet] C:\TRIPLEX\vgaset.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [savenow] C:\WINDOWS\savenow.eO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [kza] C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
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O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Eraser] D:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe -hide
 

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Originally posted by Tidus4Yuna:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Program Files\xchat\xchat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\FastTrak\FtrakSvc.exe

delete these if you did not install anything that is associated with these. Also do a search for all files on your D Drive and then sort them in descending order. Then you will be able to see what files have been *blown* up to cause your disc space shortage.
If he has a Promise controller, killing off the promise driver may not be a good thing. :)
 
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I've found issues where 1 of two things can happen.

Either the system restore feature is not releasing space.. IE its busted.

Or your paging file is doing the same thing.

You may want to try disabling system restore

Also set your paging files Max size to 1 meg under the current minimum size and restart your computer.

See if that has any effect.

good luck.
 

mixx941

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Originally posted by Tidus4Yuna:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Program Files\xchat\xchat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\klm\ws32kza.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\FastTrak\FtrakSvc.exe

delete these if you did not install anything that is associated with these. Also do a search for all files on your D Drive and then sort them in descending order. Then you will be able to see what files have been *blown* up to cause your disc space shortage.
Some of that (most of it) I know I have installed:

SiS Tray-I use a SiS based video card
XChat-That's my IRC Program
ws32kza-Could this be Kazaa
FastTrak-Is my promise driver

Also, the paging file is on the C drive only, which hasn't had this problem.

System restore is set to allocate 4.8 gb of space on my D drive, and space on the others. What would happen if I disabled it on the D drive, which doesnt have Windows installed?

My drive structure is like this:

C:Windows
D:programs & Music
G:Video

-Mark
 
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