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Windows 7: disk full???

04 Nov 2017   #11
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes, something is taking up that space. Do you have any unneeded programs on the computer.

What Anti Virus program are you using & have you done a full scan to check on any malware etc..

I did ask if you used Hibernate, if so disable it as it can use a lot of space & set how many System Restore points you have as this can also take up a lot of space.

You could also run System File Checker to see if there are other problems as well. This Forum tutorial explains how to do this.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

How long has the C Drive in service & have you ever reinstalled Windows at all. It might have a lot of old files on it that are not showing up in Tree Size & you may have to consider a reformat & reinstalling Windows again.

You do list a Backup Drive. What is it used for?. Do you have any Imaging software on the C Drive?.


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05 Nov 2017   #12
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10/XP multiboot
 
 

Dramx, I find the visual representations of something like Spacemonger or Spacesniffer to be most useful. You might want to give one of those a try.
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05 Nov 2017   #13
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

just throwing my 2 cents in.

from the pdf, theres over 25GB of log detail - way to high, would imply that somethings wrong with the system.
My guess is your CBS folder, Windows updates failing?? and then trying again..........
System restore logs are also included here
would be handy to see where the bulk is
@Ranger4 - does treesize show/include crashdumps


Roy
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05 Nov 2017   #14
Dramx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Yes, something is taking up that space. Do you have any unneeded programs on the computer.

What Anti Virus program are you using & have you done a full scan to check on any malware etc..
I just use Malwarebytes and MS Security Essentials. They say everything is fine.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I did ask if you used Hibernate, if so disable it as it can use a lot of space & set how many System Restore points you have as this can also take up a lot of space.
I do not use Hibernate, and it doesn't seem to be on my system.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
You could also run System File Checker to see if there are other problems as well. This Forum tutorial explains how to do this.
I will do that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
How long has the C Drive in service & have you ever reinstalled Windows at all. It might have a lot of old files on it that are not showing up in Tree Size & you may have to consider a reformat & reinstalling Windows again.
This is a recently inherited machine. From someone who wouldn't have had a clue how to do anything big. Probably 10 years old.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
You do list a Backup Drive. What is it used for?. Do you have any Imaging software on the C Drive?.
I just plugged in a backup drive. That's when I noticed that the C drive was awesomely full. That backup drive is unrelated to this problem.
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05 Nov 2017   #15
Dramx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
just throwing my 2 cents in.

from the pdf, theres over 25GB of log detail - way to high, would imply that somethings wrong with the system.
My guess is your CBS folder, Windows updates failing?? and then trying again..........
System restore logs are also included here
would be handy to see where the bulk is
@Ranger4 - does treesize show/include crashdumps


Roy
Yes, there is something huge hiding on my disk that Treesize just can't see. In principle, if I can see it, I can delete it!
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05 Nov 2017   #16
Dramx

Windows 7
 
 

OK, here's the result from Spacemonger. I'm not completely sure how to interpret the panel it produces, but it looks to me like Windows logs have a whole lotta stuff in them. Cbs and winxs? Can someone interpret this for me?


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05 Nov 2017   #17
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

well according to your last post
Hibernate is still using space

and my guess re CBS is right
(CBS persistant logs are compressed but can be deleted but not recommended)
(i also suspect that hidden SYSTEM folders ie crashdumps are not being shown)

You did not answer my question re updating.
reckon there was a major problem at some point


is this purely >>> your user system <<< (read your other posts re remote usage)
im also confused as to why an UEFI setup is present on a system this old

What do you want to achieve
Are you prepaired to do either
a repair or clean install

Roy
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05 Nov 2017   #18
Dramx

Windows 7
 
 

Excuse my naivite. I'm really not a Win expert. I really have no awareness of Hibernate. What is it, and how do I get rid of it? What does it do?

I am not prepared to do a clean install, as I think the original system disks disappeared. In fact, what I was getting ready to do was to clone the system to a backup disk as insurance.

I guess one question is how I get rid of all the trash, but another question is why all the trash is accumulating! Can I just do a "del *.log" in command prompt?

This is indeed PURELY my system. No one else is connected. Just a lone desktop.

Many thanks for your patience here.
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05 Nov 2017   #19
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Dramx,

look at it this way
WHAT do you want at the end of the day.

YOU STILL HAVE NOT ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS.

cloning a system will NOT get rid of the problem, it will copy everything on it.

Getting a W7 SP1 Iso is NOT a problem, providing ths results from this tool is OK, might even explain why CBS is so large.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

note please provide COMPLETE system specs for this computer
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05 Nov 2017   #20
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

i believe the trash is accumulating because of the windows update problem.


Roy
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