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Ran CCleaner as well, cleared up a meager amount of space. I'm still sitting with the problem that the harddisk space drops when i open a memory-intensive program though.
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By the way, after checking my System Info, I found that my DMA has no drivers installed (for some reason). Could this have anything to do with the problem?
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nope...DMA = direct memory access..
if any part was not using dma you would know...your computer would be extremely slow
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I have never seen a case in which so much space was cleared by a cleaning program (ATF in your case). Could you give us some more details about the rate in which disk space is dropping, say after 1 hour of normal work with your programs.

I have only seen such cases when malware was involved. Please run a thorough scan with antimalware programs and report the results.
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Ever since making those adjustments as suggested in the first few posts, the drop has significantly reduced. It is still present however. Usually it now drops about 2-3GB when working with Photoshop, but the PC is slowed down to a dying crawl!Takes ages to place a photo in an A2 poster and to initialise the type tool or save a file usually constitutes a coffee break. I've run all possible scans (I used to be GeekU, heh) and checked most results. Don't know if I'm missing anything though. I'll do the whole shebang again today and report back.

Edited by BlackHalo, 06 March 2008 - 06:15 AM.

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Posted a topic in the Malware section as well, waiting for a reply there.
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Good idea. Good luck.
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Cool, thanks. Someone suggested to me that it might be a physical problem with the hardware as well. He said something about a damaged bus that might cause it, buuuuuut I'm not too sure about the reliability of the source...?

Edited by BlackHalo, 10 March 2008 - 10:55 AM.

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