VISTA Eating up my hard drive!

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Valent

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Hey guys,
so all has been wel untill these last 3 months.
I bought this machine around august last year.

my cdrive space is being eaten up, as i start my machine it goes from APROX 400mb to 0mb within mins.
in all honesty, looking at my programs and that, i should have 10gb out of 60gb free, yet i am stuck on around 400 mb and only for a few mins.

When it goes to 0mb my pc freezes out, only able for a hard reboot.

I have attached system specs to the post,
if anything is missing do ask, as i am a running in safe mode just for it to be stable..



The common google search has led me to :
-Delete shadow copies
-Delete/remove restore points
-disabled startup programs and check whats causing it..(pointless)
etc...

Doing this only granted me a few days of space....
after a few days my space was all gone.

Called up my support....they where pointless!

Would really appreciate any help, thanks.
V.
 

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Howdy,

do you have any backup programs running?

It may help if you post your Uninstall list.


Download HijackThis to your desktop
  • Close all open windows
  • Double click on HJTSetup.exe on your Desktop
  • Click Run and Install
  • It will install to Program files by default
  • it will launch Hijack This
  • Click on Open Misc Tools Section button
  • Then Click on Open Uninstall Manager
  • On the right hand choose Save List
  • Copy & Paste it in your next reply.
 

Valent

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Hey megabite, thanks for the reply.

Heres the list,
Note:
Most programs/Games besides the ADOBE collection, are installed on a different much bigger hard drive.

Thanks.
 

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First, run Chkdsk in read-only to find the actual size and amount used by files.
Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click 'Command Prompt', click 'Run as Admin'.
Type:chkdsk C:
Press Enter. Note the results.

You said that you cleared 'System Restore'. Just to check, again go the command prompt.
Type: vssadmin List ShadowStorage
Press Enter
Note the results.

Download Treesize
Install it and scan C.
Note the sizes of the different folders.


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Why are even trying to limp along with 400MB of free space? Thats begging for various performance and reliability issues. Vista alone is 15GB installed, and 400MB can only pagefile 10% of your RAM before all that space is gone.
 

Valent

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Why are even trying to limp along with 400MB of free space? Thats begging for various performance and reliability issues. Vista alone is 15GB installed, and 400MB can only pagefile 10% of your RAM before all that space is gone.

hey loserOlimbs, you should really read a post properly before criticizing what im doing,

if you had read i stated, i SHOULD have around 10gb free...yet some problem is causing it to vanish to around 400mb, so im not trying to limp..

ontop of that, even when i freed up GB's of space via removing shadow copies, within a day the Gbs also vanished.


moving on,
ill try and get back to you moper.



Thanks
 

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moper said ...

You said that you cleared 'System Restore'. Just to check, again go the command prompt.
Type: vssadmin List ShadowStorage
You need elevation for that command, so right click on Command Prompt and choose "Run as administrator."

Does that command show the space taken by System Restore Points, or only that taken by shadow copies?

Valent, when you freed the space used by System Restore Points did you leave the feature disabled? Probably not a good long term strategy, but since it will eat up to 15% of hard drive space I think you want it disabled right now.
 
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