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

08 Sep 2011   #81
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been talking with essenbe about the SSD alignment and I remembered that I saw the perfect tool for this which I have just found again here; SSD Tool - free space trimmer - Crucial Community
All you need do is download it run it select your drive and it will tell you if your alignment is correct or not.

SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already.-capture.jpg SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already.-capture1.jpg

The trim free space is not necessary but if you want to try it feel free it shouldn't do any harm




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08 Sep 2011   #82
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
If he made an image, or even started to, and left the compression off, it should show him what the size of the backup will be. If it is the same as the used space he has. I'd say make an image, then restore it to the boot drive. That "should" leave him with all his free space back.

If however the imaging program tells him the size of backup will be everything but his current free space!!! I believe this is a good idea. He would need a 2nd hard drive to back up to, but by restoring that image to his SSD, it should then just be the correct used space. Then monitor to see if it starts growing again

A Guy
I do not know if this will work or not but it is certainly an interesting idea and I see no reason not to try it out
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08 Sep 2011   #83
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
I have been talking with essenbe about the SSD alignment and I remembered that I saw the perfect tool for this which I have just found again here; SSD Tool - free space trimmer - Crucial Community
All you need do is download it run it select your drive and it will tell you if your alignment is correct or not.

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The trim free space is not necessary but if you want to try it feel free it shouldn't do any harm
Ran it, thanks. Says my alignment is A-OK.
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08 Sep 2011   #84
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
If he made an image, or even started to, and left the compression off, it should show him what the size of the backup will be. If it is the same as the used space he has. I'd say make an image, then restore it to the boot drive. That "should" leave him with all his free space back.

If however the imaging program tells him the size of backup will be everything but his current free space!!! I believe this is a good idea. He would need a 2nd hard drive to back up to, but by restoring that image to his SSD, it should then just be the correct used space. Then monitor to see if it starts growing again

A Guy
I do not know if this will work or not but it is certainly an interesting idea and I see no reason not to try it out
This sounds like it will take a bit of aptitude on my part. Is this really worth a try or am I just better off formatting?
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08 Sep 2011   #85
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post

This sounds like it will take a bit of aptitude on my part. Is this really worth a try or am I just better off formatting?
Wait on the formatting I have asked someone else to have a look to confirm that this is not malware/virus related
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08 Sep 2011   #86
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post

This sounds like it will take a bit of aptitude on my part. Is this really worth a try or am I just better off formatting?
Wait on the formatting I have asked someone else to have a look to confirm that this is not malware/virus related
Sounds good, thanks. Shouldn't be either as this is a clean install only two months old. Nothing out of the ordinary was opened or installed. At least I hope not haha.

FWIW, karlsnooks on page two was suspicious about malware/virus potential as well and recommended I run Malwarebytes. I did a FULL scan and everything checked out okay.
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08 Sep 2011   #87
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi SNsCPU sorry i'm late to the party

There's one other thing that automaticly use's space without your knowledge, System Restore, did you manually go to control panel / Recovery and physically turn off Sys Restore to that drive, if not that could be why free space is decreasing. Just a thought

PS. After turning off Sys Restore you do a restart to set it in stone.
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08 Sep 2011   #88
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post

This sounds like it will take a bit of aptitude on my part. Is this really worth a try or am I just better off formatting?
Wait on the formatting I have asked someone else to have a look to confirm that this is not malware/virus related
Sounds good, thanks. Shouldn't be either as this is a clean install only two months old. Nothing out of the ordinary was opened or installed. At least I hope not haha.

FWIW, karlsnooks on page two was suspicious about malware/virus potential as well and recommended I run Malwarebytes. I did a FULL scan and everything checked out okay.
Yeah I read that but I am still not convinced that it is not caused by malware
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08 Sep 2011   #89
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Although for malware to get by malware bytes, such is possible.

An idea would be to run Microsoft's Standalone System Sweeper and once again, the full scan by the sweeper.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
How to Use the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Two other pieces of info which may throw light on the matter is the attaching of the startup.txt and install.txt files mentioned in the following:
LIST OF STARTUP AND INSTALLED PROGRAMS USING CCLEANER
STARTUP PROGRAMS
CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon (top panel of a Message Reply),
attach the startup.txt file generated by CCleaner
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

INSTALLED PROGRAMS
CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon, attach the install.txt file
generated by CCleaner. CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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08 Sep 2011   #90
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Although for malware to get by malware bytes, such is possible.

An idea would be to run Microsoft's Standalone System Sweeper and once again, the full scan by the sweeper.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
How to Use the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Two other pieces of info which may throw light on the matter is the attaching of the startup.txt and install.txt files mentioned in the following:
LIST OF STARTUP AND INSTALLED PROGRAMS USING CCLEANER
STARTUP PROGRAMS
CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon (top panel of a Message Reply),
attach the startup.txt file generated by CCleaner
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

INSTALLED PROGRAMS
CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon, attach the install.txt file
generated by CCleaner. CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Here is the install text file. I will run the sweeper and see if anything comes up. Here is the raw info from the text file for those not wanting to open it:

Quote:
Yes HKCU:Run Google Update "C:\Users\Steven\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Yes HKCU:Run AdobeBridge
Yes HKLM:Run ZyngaGamesAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect\ZyngaGamesAgent.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run XFastUsb C:\Program Files (x86)\XFastUsb\XFastUsb.exe
Yes HKLM:Run STCAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect IE\STCAgent.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run SmartViewAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\SmartView\SmartViewAgent.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run avast "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
Yes HKLM:Run NBAgent "D:\Program Files\Nero 10\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart
Yes HKLM:Run QuickTime Task "D:\Program Files\Quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Yes HKLM:Run SwitchBoard C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS5.5ServiceManager\CS5.5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher "D:\Program Files\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Acrobat Assistant 8.0 "D:\Program Files\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
Yes HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
Yes HKLM:Run BCSSync "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
Yes Startup Common WD Quick View.lnk C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WDDMStatus.exe


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