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Windows 7: 28GB disk space runs out in an hour

28 Feb 2010   #1
vanickers

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
28GB disk space runs out in an hour

Yesterday, I remember my drive C still have 28 GB free disk space. But then a while ago today, I was startled when a notification pop out saying I am running out of disk space, and thought what the heck. I checked to see drive C on My Computer and I saw it only has 100mb free. I restarted my computer and see the space return back to 28gb free. But then it gradually decreases again as time went on until it gets 0 space free. I scanned my computer in safe mode and found no virus. I already did system restore (2 days back) but still it didn't repair the problem. Help! I don't know any more solution to this. It's my first time to experience this kind of problem.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.


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28 Feb 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vanickers View Post
Yesterday, I remember my drive C still have 28 GB free disk space. But then a while ago today, I was startled when a notification pop out saying I am running out of disk space, and thought what the heck. I checked to see drive C on My Computer and I saw it only has 100mb free. I restarted my computer and see the space return back to 28gb free. But then it gradually decreases again as time went on until it gets 0 space free. I scanned my computer in safe mode and found no virus. I already did system restore (2 days back) but still it didn't repair the problem. Help! I don't know any more solution to this. It's my first time to experience this kind of problem.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.
Hello, Welcome to SF,

Have you scheduled Automatic Backups ?? I guess that would be the only way it might eat lot of Memory like this. If its just Windows Backup you can find it under Control Panel make sure you disable it find where you have set it to backup.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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26 Oct 2010   #3
georgevti

Windows 7 dual boot with XP
 
 

I Have the same problem!!! There is a 290 BG of free space and after a few hours it is all gone!! Please help! Could it be a new virus??
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26 Oct 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Open task manager.
Click the performance tab.
Click on disk.
See what is writing's massive amounts of data to your disk.

Option 2
Everything Search Engine
install everything.
Run everything
See what is the largest files on your system.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
georgevti

Windows 7 dual boot with XP
 
 

System writes something and the free space grows smaller as time passes....
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26 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Do you watch a lot of internet videos? These can sometimes be stored on the hard disk to save buffering time if you watch them a second time.

Try the following...
  1. 1 Open Control Panel and under Network and Internet select 'Internet Options'. Make sure that 'Delete browsing history on exit is selected then click 'Delete'. Within the screen make sure that at least 'Delete Temporary Indernet files' and 'Cookies' is selected options then click 'Delete' followed by 'ok'.
  2. Run 'Disk Cleanup' as administrator and under the 'More Options' tab and under the 'System Restore and Shadow Copies' click 'Cleanup'. This will clean and remove all but the most recent Restore Points.
Tip   Tip
To run as administrator you need to right-click then program and select it from the context menu


Another good practice is to Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide and open up C:\users\[your name]\appdata\local\temp & C:\windows\temp and delete everything in there.

Note   Note
You may be faced with a 'File in use' prompt, just click 'Skip' and all should be well



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26 Oct 2010   #7
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I rember at one point in time on my old win ME machine I turned on some paranoid logging and filled my 800gb hdd in like 3 hours :S
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26 Oct 2010   #8
georgevti

Windows 7 dual boot with XP
 
 

I did that with temp files but nothing... As we speak the free space drops 1 GB after another....
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26 Oct 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you enabled any form of logging????? Install "everything" its a usefull porgram and see were the MASSIVE file is....
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26 Oct 2010   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

What processes do you have running in task manager? Can you post a snip/image?
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