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zarya

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Hi everyone!

I've bought a brand new computer a few weeks ago. The OS is Vista (home edition), and the hard drive capacity is 320go. A few days ago, my computer started telling me the hard drive was getting too full! Which is impossible, because the day before it was only at about 30% full. So something happened that filled up this hard drive, and I have no idea what it is.

Here's what I've done up to now, to try to free up space and fix the problem :
- Run a disk cleanup - only freed some 50mo of space
- Run a disk error check - didn't change anything
- Run the anti-virus scan - didn't find anything
- Deleted the shadow copies / old restore points - this freed up some 30go of space, which got almost immediatly reclaimed the next time I was browsing with Firefox.

Now when I reboot I usually have some 300mo of free space, so I can still use the computer to play games, but if I try browsing, it fills up and when it tells me that I only have 2mb left - well, I can't do a thing.

What else can I do? Has anything like this ever happened to anyone? Could this be a hardware malfunction of the hard drive?
I've googled it and found nothing relevant, and I've tried all the possible solutions people were offering, to no avail, so I'm desperate to hear about anything else to do!
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Anthony19

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Sounds to me somekind of malware is there somwhere

i suggest you to go get checked by a malware specialist , as i am unable to assist with removal of malware in these forums

Start here : http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

Follow through step by step , save malware bytes scan results and hijackthis log

then goto: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Start a new topic and post logs and give as much details as possible

once you have the all clear ( of malware ) from one of the staff there , head back over here

thank you for your co-operation

Anthony19

PS: dont forget to give them a referance link to this topic , to have it closed/remove

Link: http://www.geekstogo...9-to226341.html
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Thanks for the answer!
Actually, after using a program that explains where the space in the hard drive went, we found out the problem was a bug caused by the game World of Warcraft. It created hundreds of temp folders, each containing a 4mb file, and all that junk added up to over 200go!!!
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Thank you for the reply

And informing us of the problem... , Good info for others to know :)

Anthony19
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