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disk space decreasing by itself!!!

By emda
Jul 21, 2007
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  1. hi all!

    i am having a problem with my c drive(the one which contains the windows xp installation).yesterday it had 700 mb of free space.and today i find it 70mb only!! and still decreasing.right now it's 3 mb :)
    i just wanna mention that i started downloading something yesterday using downlaod accelerator and it's 1.2 gb in size.could that be the cause?may be it's creating a temp file or something.does that mean that the problem will end after it finishes download.or is it a virus or something.
    anyone got a clue??
    thnx alot
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    The temp files from your download could be causing this to go away. I'd say let it finish then see what happens. If no change then someone would be glad to help you.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    Get another hardisk and use that for further storage. I just bought a 250 GiG Maxtor (oem) SATA 1 for $59.99.
  4. 0mega9401

    0mega9401 TS Rookie Posts: 75

    check your processes to c if there anything dl'ing on the downlow then stop all your downloads other wise just wipe the damn drive and your good 2 go!
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    What you describe is a typical sign of hard drive failure, as well. It could be filling up with junk from an infestation, but if the magnetic coating is peeling off, it could die at anytime.
    Suggest you go to www.seagate.com to run a drive fitness test on the Maxtor, and to the website of the manufacturer of the other drive for the drive fitness test they use. All of them, except Tri-Gem and Toshiba have standard test sofware that are very helpful in determining the condition of the drive.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Well here is your basic problem.....

    You are downloading something that is 1.2GB, but only have 700MB space available. So it will definately take all the room, until there is no more.

    As pdyckman@comcas stated, I'd look into another drive, as they are relatively cheap.

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  7. emda

    emda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    problem solved

    of course i cant download someting that is 1.2 gb in a drive that has only 700 mb free.i was downloading it in another drive with 3 gb free space.but thanks anyway it appeared to be just as supersmashbrada said.it looks like download accelerator created a temp file in the c drive while downloading when the download finished so did the problem,
    thanks alot for all the replies
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,408   +314

    suggest you run the HD Cleanup to remove unused junk :)
  9. Cerberus

    Cerberus TS Rookie Posts: 57

    hmmmm.

    Try downloading the program DiskMonger. It shows all HDD space used in an easy to read GUI, this way you will be able to see exactly where all your missing space is being used.
  10. Evilist

    Evilist TS Rookie

    Temp files and sometimes there are a folder you cant see and it fills up with stuff i had a virus can on my comp once and i found stuff that i never knew i had
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