I have 2 hard drives installed on my computer (150GB with 2 partitions and 400GB with 3 partitions). On the 150GB one I have windows 7 and my programs installed. The other one I use for my documents, media files and backups. A few days ago my computer has begun complaining about low disc space on C: drive. When I start the computer up in "computer" it says there is 72.7GB free out of 94.8GB on C: drive. Within 2 hours just browsing the net or listening to music I get a balloon popping up saying that the volume is almost full and has only 400MB free ...it offers a cleanup, freezes up the computer and I can't save any work. I can't use system restore as the cleanup utility empted the recycle bin. What's going on? Ria
I have system restore set to 10%. In the past couple of days I have run lots of system cleaning tools, including check disk and also utilities like CCleaner, Disk Cleaner and Registry Mechanic. I also like to add that I only formatted my hard drive and reinstalled win7 64 bit about 6 weeks ago.
I have W7 Ultimate 64 bit and quite a few other progs such as PS CS4 on a 50 gig partition which I am going to increase to 80, as system restore is set to use 12 Gig and I have used 30 or so on System. All my data is stored on the data partition, but I think eMail defaults to the C Drive, so that is worth a look at. I have not experienced your problem Have you tried running a scan with Superantispyware and Malawarebytes - free.?
I have run the two programs now as well as others like Spybot - Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware. None of them found anything seriously wrong. Still down to 0 bytes within an our hour or so. I run a repair from windows installation disk . Well, I guess the only way out of this is another reinstall of windows. :(
Have you run chkdsk to check drive for errors? To do so Click Start, Computer, highlight C:, right click, select properties,tools, then "check drive for errors" It will reboot and run the check on restart - be patient, takes quite a while (select options to auto repair etc when the check drive for errord option appears.)
Try spacemonger. It will show what type of files are filling up your C: drive. If temporary files then it should be safe to delete them. As for system restore I select 20% otherwise it might fail if a lot of restore point are created in a short time. click here