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Computer says Disk space is full


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jscola08

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Hi,

I have a Dell laptop with Windows XP Home. My laptop when I start it up now says that I have 0 MB free space and I should try to clean out old files to create space. When I do delete unused programs, the free space on the computer does not increase at all. However, when I use it in Safe Mode, it says that I have over 10 GB (out of 37.2 GB) of free hard drive space. Can you help me figure out what to do? When I try to use System Restore, it says there are no restore points even though I am sure that beforehand I kept system restore on.
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Run Scandisk on the hard drive. See if it solves anything.
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I ran chkdsk and nothing came up. After running SpaceMonger, I found that the Dr. Watson log was over 16 GB large, so I deleted the log. Although that has resolved it for now, the memory space is going down slowly again- about .1 GB every 10 minutes. So clearly something else is up. Should I try talking with the Malware Removal people? It seems to be more of a trojan/virus thing than something being wrong with my actual hard disk.
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