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Dr Watson locking up 65gb of disk


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recurve

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I have run malwarebytes, spybot, I have a good virus program and have run registry fixers. My wifes computer is seemingly clean, but there is over 65gb of diskspace that is fragmented and cannot be defragmented using XP homes built in defragger, or a 3rd party one.both list a appx 65gb chunk of diskspace that they attribute to drwtsn32.log . I cannot even find the file on the computer. How do i get rid of dr watson, and how can i free up this diskspace?
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Try looking here C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson. The file you have listed isn't needed and can be safely deleted.
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Also, I highly recommend that you DO NOT run "registry fixers". These can leave a system useless if not used properly, and rarely increase performance.
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You will have to set windows explorer to view hidden files and folders before you will see the application data.

In windows explorer...
click on tools...
click on folder options.....
click on the view tab....
put a check mark in "show hidden files and folders.


When done you should uncheck the setting because it makes visible all files that if deleted or changed will create system issues.

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Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.






Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


When done restart computer and then:


Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.



Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

Edited by rshaffer61, 12 July 2009 - 08:13 AM.

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