c drive space slowly dissapearing..

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  1. wesleytheant

    wesleytheant Registered Member

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    When I boot windows I have roughly 2 gigs of space on C... the space slowly starts to dissapear at a rate of about 100mb every 5 minutes.

    I've done scans with symantec, trend micro, sophos, Reg run and avast and they show my system is clean.

    Any ideas on what might be causing this?

    Thanks for any ideas.
     
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    Just wondering......how is your question relevant to this forum ?

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  3. wesleytheant

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    which forum would you recommend that I post it into? is there a forum for general virus related questions?

    thanks for your recommendation.
     
  4. Pedro

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    Are you getting this info from My Computer's properties?
    Is there some program that you run when this happens?
     
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    What Windows?
     
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    Run TaskManager and check what programs or processes are running. If you haven't opened any programs (or turned off any that start at boot up), there should be no applications listed. Check under processes. Click the heading on the CPU column to see what is using the most CPU time. SystemIdleProcess should be 94-99% with TaskManager as the rest (1-6%). If any other processes are using CPU cycles, write down what they are and Google the ones you don't recognize.

    At 100MB/min, your system should fail after about 20 minutes with zero free space. What happens after a reboot? Do you get the free space back?
     
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    You should probably check the disk for errors. I've had file system corruption that caused the same symptoms. Unfortunately the only fix was to format, but you'll want to make sure there's not something else causing the issue first, make sure that there isn't some program filling up the drive with a particular file.
     
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