disk space full



kermit1001
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
My daughters computer is windows xp pro, for some reason something is taking
up all the disc space and I can't find what, I've deleted lots of stuff and
programs to try and find out but I haven't got a clue can anybody help please.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315

Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=YVXRORVWHFHMFNZMBBX

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en

Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:

Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp

How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"kermit1001"wrote:

| My daughters computer is windows xp pro, for some reason something is taking
| up all the disc space and I can't find what, I've deleted lots of stuff and
| programs to try and find out but I haven't got a clue can anybody help please.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Check this folder...

C:\System Volume Information

How to Adjust the amount of disk space System Restore uses
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspace.html

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D827EFBE-181C-4490-8C3E-5664332EF875@microsoft.com,
kermit1001 <kermit1001@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> My daughters computer is windows xp pro, for some reason something is
> taking up all the disc space and I can't find what, I've deleted lots of
> stuff and programs to try and find out but I haven't got a clue can
> anybody help please.

kermit1001
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Thank You both for your replies, I did find it extremely useful especially
the links, the problem was deceptive software which symantec picked up on and
I have now deleted it. so thank you.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/?­id=827315
>
> Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
> http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button
>
> Symantec Security Check
> http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=YVXRORVWHFHMFNZMBBX
>
> Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en
>
> Utilize the following maintenance programs, at least monthly,
> to maintain the optimum performance of Windows XP:
>
> Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310312&Product=winxp
>
> How to Perform Disk Error Checking in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315265&Product=winxp
>
> HOW TO: Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305781&Product=winxp
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "kermit1001"wrote:
>
> | My daughters computer is windows xp pro, for some reason something is taking
> | up all the disc space and I can't find what, I've deleted lots of stuff and
> | programs to try and find out but I haven't got a clue can anybody help please.
>
>


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