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Losing C disk space


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CreeSweetSage

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I am about ready to pull my hair out. I have a compaq HP vista. I have been watching the available space on my 'C' drive slowly disappear in the past couple of days. I noticed that we went from 108 available to 100. I began to delete and remove any programs/games we did not use. I removed all pictures from my pac and moved them to disks.
I deleted songs. And nothing, infact, we are still losing space. As of right now I have 96.5. I have a disk cleanup. i am defraging right now. Is it possible to remove the the hibration file as i do not use that feature? That would give me some more free space. Also, do bookmarks( I have thousands) eat up space?
Can someone help me? There does not seem to be anything else wrong with my pc as it runs normally.
Thanks so much!! Cree


an update, i deleted many more songs, all items that are not needed and now my available space is down to 92.6. So, I keep losing space by the day. Someone suggested that maybe i have a trojan that got past my mcafee. Computer still acts normal with no slow down. I am current on my mcafee updates, as well as microsoft updates. I have noticed on my HP that it recommends that i make a set of backup cds...can anyone tell me how many disks this would take?

Edited by CreeSweetSage, 19 December 2008 - 12:00 AM.

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Vista has a fearue called shadow copy that creates a copy of every file you create. This takes up disc space.
You can read this to learn how to turn off shadow copy.
Leaving system restore turned off is not a good idea. If you turn it off, and then turn it back on, the old files will be deleted and you can start fresh.
That is what I would recommend, rather then just turning off system restore.

Edited by hfcg, 18 December 2008 - 03:53 PM.

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It depends how large your hard drive is and what amount of that you're currently using. I did this a couple years ago and it took 8 CD's I think for mine. (Old PC)

Edited by skyhintack, 23 December 2008 - 03:31 PM.

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my idea on this is the vista backup option consuming ur free disk space. That's why it keep increasing by ur activities not by the actual size of files. It creates different restore points. If you have a valid copy vista, I think it will be ok for u to turn that off in order to get the space back. And in addition, if u have a external hard drive, u can make a system backup on that hard drive instead of ur laptop.

good luck :)
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