C drive is 'creeping up'

  Linkslade 11 Mar 13


I have a single SSD 128 gb drive partitioned 109gb on C and 10 gb on D (recovery) on a Windows Medion desktop running Vista..

Windows,program files etc are on C. All downloads are directed to an external drive.

Each time I boot up the used space on c increases slightly. Cannot remember this happening on the original HDD and wonder if something is amiss.

Any advice welcome.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11 Mar 13

Has it not got another internal drive?

I would have installed programs on another drive and

My docs temp folders pagefile etc. all set for another drive.

  Linkslade 11 Mar 13

Hi Fruit bat,

Thanks for your reply.

There's no other drive, that's the reason I need the external. Would it be wise to partition the c drive and isolate the OS?

  hiwatt 11 Mar 13

system restore?Try flushing all but your last restore point and see if the drive space increases?

  hiwatt 11 Mar 13

I should say that it will increase but if you leave it off for a bit then see if if it stays the same after rebooting!

  Linkslade 11 Mar 13

Thanks for your reply hiwatt.

Did a system restore, ran mbam,and an av scan and check disk and all was OK.

Still creeps up on boot up.

  woodchip 11 Mar 13

Virus adding files can do this

  Linkslade 11 Mar 13

Yes Woodchip that did cross my mind as my AV has been updating quite a bit recently. Maybe it's best if I wait awhile and see if that's the problem.

  wee eddie 11 Mar 13

The joys of Windows:

Your creep will be made up of 'Restore Points' and Windows Indexing Files, amoung other things!

  hiwatt 11 Mar 13

**Thanks for your reply hiwatt. Did a system restore,** I suggested turning system restore off as I think it could be that that's "eating up" your drive space?Vista by default uses a large amount of dosc space for system restore.Try turning it off and reboot and see if the drive space remains the same after reboot?

  hiwatt 11 Mar 13

Should say disc space.


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