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Windows 7: Help! Something Eating My C Drive

20 Nov 2010   #1
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help! Something Eating My C Drive

I have a problem i never had this happen before but yesterday i noticed that when i went into my computer and saw that the C drive had 156GB free space (i have a 500GB Hardrive i partitioned the drive into 2 separate ones C and F)now My C drive Says this 0bytes free of 244 GB, my F drive is fine nothing wrong still shows 219 free of 221GB, but yesterday i left the house everything was fine with the c drive when i left and came back and it said low drive space it went to ZERO!! from 156GB in about 2 hours and im soo confused what happened?? i had nothing installed that could do this, i ran Norton on it it didn't pick up anything i ran Malwarebytes on it and it didn't resolve the issue i also ran registry mechanic on it and that still didn't resolve the issue, now here is where it gets real interesting i restarted my computer and the drive space came back! but now its slowly decreasing again! and i tried this over and over again and it keeps doing it its like something is eating it slowly every time it gets more space free up and now its back at 0bytes free of 244GB i need help on how to resolve this issue i have windows 7 home premium 64bit


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20 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Just anwered that question
(C:) Drive losing space on its own.
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20 Nov 2010   #3
SPARTAN 001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Ubuntu 9.10 x64
 
 

It sounds as if you have an overzealous backup program. Do you have any backup program installed or system restore turned on?


EDIT: What he said ^
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20 Nov 2010   #4
bmb10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I dont think i have any backup programs installed and system restore i dont think so how do i check?
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20 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to the computer icon on desktop
Right click
properties

Then system protection
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20 Nov 2010   #6
bmb10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

it says i have no restore points created
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20 Nov 2010   #7
bmb10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok i turned off the restore settings now what?
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20 Nov 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Now you turn them back on
They are there for protection
You can keep only the last one if you like, but keep at least one. After that come back and I will tell you about system restore.
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20 Nov 2010   #9
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

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Hope this helps,
Captain
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20 Nov 2010   #10
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok i turned the C drive back on for restore
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