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Windows 7: SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already.

09 Sep 2011   #131
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

SNsCPU,

OK. As I see it, you've cleaned out the viruses and malware. You have removed some unruly programs and improved the startup time.

Now the big question is:

If you run CCleaner, both the Cleaner and the Registry portion thereof, then is the problem solved?

Don't worry, the Registry portion of CCleaner will not cause your computer to crash and burn. I run the Registry portion at least once a day. CCleaner will also save a copy of the registry before cleaning if you desire.

Hope we've got the problem source eliminated.


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09 Sep 2011   #132
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
SNsCPU,

OK. As I see it, you've cleaned out the viruses and malware. You have removed some unruly programs and improved the startup time.

Now the big question is:

If you run CCleaner, both the Cleaner and the Registry portion thereof, then is the problem solved?

Don't worry, the Registry portion of CCleaner will not cause your computer to crash and burn. I run the Registry portion at least once a day. CCleaner will also save a copy of the registry before cleaning if you desire.

Hope we've got the problem source eliminated.
Okay, I ran the cleaner and the registry cleaner and rebooted. I currently have 14.3GB of space left. I'll see if it continues to drop.
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09 Sep 2011   #133
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sigh, same deal. Dropped to 14.2GB already.

Thanks for everyones time and help on this, I really appreciate it!
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09 Sep 2011   #134
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Then either some of the cracked software or some of the installed software is causing your problem.

Probably the quickest solution, time-wise, is going to be:
1. back up to an external usb stick or drive all data dear to your heart.
2. Use the diskpart clean all command to 100% wipe the disk clean
3. Install Win 7 afresh.
4. Install MSE
5. Install all critical, all important and all optional updates.
6. Make a system image backup of the hard drive.
7. Install not your most popular programs, but the most needed and from reputable sources. No BitTorrent, No Vuze, No SplashConnect. No Daemon Tools.
8. Make another system image backup
9. You get the idaa--install legit programs and make a fresh system image backup at major points.
10. Make very liberal use of System Restore points.

Peer to peer (P2P) software is an open invitation to hackers.
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09 Sep 2011   #135
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Then either some of the cracked software or some of the installed software is causing your problem.

Probably the quickest solution, time-wise, is going to be:
1. back up to an external usb stick or drive all data dear to your heart.
2. Use the diskpart clean all command to 100% wipe the disk clean
3. Install Win 7 afresh.
4. Install MSE
5. Install all critical, all important and all optional updates.
6. Make a system image backup of the hard drive.
7. Install not your most popular programs, but the most needed and from reputable sources. No BitTorrent, No Vuze, No SplashConnect. No Daemon Tools.
8. Make another system image backup
9. You get the idaa--install legit programs and make a fresh system image backup at major points.
10. Make very liberal use of System Restore points.

Peer to peer (P2P) software is an open invitation to hackers.
Sounds good. Thanks for the help.

I know we want to point the finger at corrupted software/application, but there are three other confirmed systems with the same applications without this issue (MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite). One of them is my laptop. Furthermore, this was an issue that started BEFORE any 3rd party applications were installed. As stated, this system was just built two months ago and it wasn't until recently that I started to put programs on as I needed.

The very first time I noticed my space capacity issue was when I only had Windows 7 installed and I proceeded to install Starcraft II (legit original copy, first major application of any sort to go on this new drive) on my C: to notice there was hardly enough comfortable space left on it for me to install it there.

That said, I just wanted to preface this in case others read this in the future so we aren't putting the sole answer on malware/virus and have the trail stop here just because we've exhausted all other areas.

Again, I really appreciate everyone's help. I will do a complete fresh install with Windows only and monitor from there over a few days and report back.
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09 Sep 2011   #136
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

and i read and studied the install.txt which also shows install dates.

I wish you good luck and stay away from the aforementioned problem areas.
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09 Sep 2011   #137
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
and i read and studied the install.txt which also shows install dates.

I wish you good luck and stay away from the aforementioned problem areas.
What do you mean? Looking at the install dates confirm what I'm saying?

Will do. Again thanks for all the help.
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09 Sep 2011   #138
z3r010

 

I'm only going to say this once - We do not help pirates and I'll start slapping infractions on those that knowingly do.
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09 Sep 2011   #139
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol nice one Zero, I dont think they were helping him, more like reforming him!
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09 Sep 2011   #140
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Like your sig which brightened my day.
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