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Windows 7: C: Drive Increasing and Decreasing!

03 May 2015   #1
CaliphaDahBoss

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
C: Drive Increasing and Decreasing!

After installing Bluestacks I realize I didn't have enough space to and had 0 gigs in my C drive, a few minutes later I deleted Bluestacks and a few other things to free some space... now all the sudden my Hard Drive keeps increasing and decreasing based on what I do... If I watch a lot of videos or have multiple windows open it will go to 7.20GB's and keep decreasing... If I close all that stuff it will go to 8.10GB's. Please help!


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03 May 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I really not understanding what your post means.
Could you complete this tutorial by Golden so we can see your C and other drives.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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03 May 2015   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

What Anti-Virus are you using ?
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03 May 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A lot of things could explain that. A common cause is the page file to be increasing and decreasing size depending on usage, which is most probable in systems with little RAM or programs with high requirements. You didn't post your specs but it's a very likely cause specially on older computers.
Temporary files can also cause such fluctuations on free space, since they're created on demand and normally deleted when done (though that's not always the case). Restore points also tend to slowly eat up free space.

Try running some cleaner like CCleaner and delete the older restore points and see if that rescues some free space.
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04 May 2015   #5
CaliphaDahBoss

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I believe it is my Pagefile.sys... question is, what do I do about it?
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04 May 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

If you want to play around with pagefile settings see this tutorial by Brink:
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

If you run into problems you need to update your SF system specs.
See this tutorial by Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

Then you need to post more info on what errors you see and explain what you did.
See this tutorial by Brink:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

You can also use a program to better see where space is used.
I prefer WizTree (free) and they have a Portable Zip, so no installation is needed, just download, unzip, and run it.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

I scan all downloads with VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/
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04 May 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Because we have no system specs I'm not sure CaliphaDahBoss is looking at hard drive gb or ram gb.
Who would watch a hard drive for a 1gb variation in volume.

With Windows 7/32 and to much ram all kinds of crazy reading could be happening.
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