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Hard Drive full for no reason


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Nickw1280

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I have a new lenovov laptop that I purchased a couple months ago, and yesterday i recieved a notification that my hard drive is almost full. All of the stuff I have saved (music, pictures, school work, etc.) have used at most 45 gigs of space on my 250gb hard drive. I'm not sure what could be causing this since I mainly use this computer for school work, and searching the internet. here's what I have tried so far:

- I ran virus scan with AVG and Symantic Anti-virus
- Tried runing the disc clean-up (freed up 173mb)
- I also Tried a couple of different Malware removal tools that found nothing.

Not sure what else I can do, but it's really getting on my nerves especially since I need room to save documents and other things for school. I heard from a couple people and also read on your site that this might possibly be caused by temp folders that are overloading somehow. Not sure, but I don't have any games such as World of Warcraft (heard it has caused this problem) on here. Not sure what other information I can give you.

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It might be the backup software (can't remember what it's called at the moment). Download the free Spacemonger and see if it will tell you what's using the space.
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[quote name='Nickw1280' date='Sep 30 2009, 08:27 AM' post='1651834']
I have a new lenovov laptop that I purchased a couple months ago, and yesterday i recieved a notification that my hard drive is almost full. All of the stuff I have saved (music, pictures, school work, etc.) have used at most 45 gigs of space on my 250gb hard drive. I'm not sure what could be causing this since I mainly use this computer for school work, and searching the internet. here's what I have tried so far:

- I ran virus scan with AVG and Symantic Anti-virus
- Tried runing the disc clean-up (freed up 173mb)
- I also Tried a couple of different Malware removal tools that found nothing.

Not sure what else I can do, but it's really getting on my nerves especially since I need room to save documents and other things for school. I heard from a couple people and also read on your site that this might possibly be caused by temp folders that are overloading somehow. Not sure, but I don't have any games such as World of Warcraft (heard it has caused this problem) on here. Not sure what other information I can give you.

Please help
-Nickw1280
System makers often add a lot of stuff you do not need. The best thing if you have a real copy of your OS (not a Rescue disk) is to reinstall the operation system. I had a friend who bought a system and the 300GB HDD had les than 50GB of free space due to all the bloat ware that the builder put on the system.

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