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w0lverine

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Hey guys, I've been using vista for a while now, and last night I checked its C: drive, and noticed that i was already down past 3/4's full on the 160Gb drive. I checked all my stuff, and ended up not accounting for about 22Gb of space, which seems to be mysteriously gone/full. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I am thinking maybe a virus is messing with my system, but Vista has a really good setup, although I don't have a virus scan program setup on it at the moment.

Computer is a Dell Inspiron 6400
Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0mhz
2GB DDR2
Geforce GO 7300 256mb
etc etc.
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njlock

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I have a similar problem, did u ever resolve yours?
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Try opening the C:/ Drive and checking the Size of the Users File, see if it comes close to what Vista is showing as being full. That Should be all your Files. Vista By default will most likely be taking up around 18 GB of Data, 20+ with your installed applications. If it accounts then you may have some temporary files from Web sites, or files on the desktop that you may have overlooked. Other than that if it keeps getting larger you may have a virus eating your Hard drive space in hopes of crashing it.
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In my case turns out my interney/virus program kaspersky 6.0 had a "63G!!" "report" that was choking my hard drive, Iuninstalled 6.0, which solved my problem, and freely upgraded to 7.0 version, that clearly shows size of reports, so it must have been an issue.

BTW the freetree (?) program was the only one that showed this report, otherwise it was invisable too me (well I actually did'nt go digging in every file, but it was'nt appearing as one of the large files)
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