Reboot cleared it, but it continued to fill with unaccessible data at 10mb a minute. I also noticed that the recycle bin was empty and the "Empty Recycle Bin" line was missing from the menu.
A search on the web found a site called Kellys Korner at http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm. I applied a registry patch labeled "Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP" It fixed the bin but the C drive is still filling up.
I then posted on this site and after nearly 2 weeks trying to find any virus, malware or errant program causing the problem. I was given an all clear.
So I guess the next step is to see if Windows XP if the problem. A failed install/uninstall of SP2 about 4 years ago left windows update broken so I am unable to add SP2 or 3 from there. It also means that most firewall and antivirus software won't run on my system.
I'm using Avast and Malwarebytes for now. I'd like to solve the disk problem before archiving a copy of the drive.
Then I'd feel willing to try a manual install of SP 2 & 3 or even a repair install with my OEM disks.
Any suggestiong would help, such as how to examine the invisible data and find out what's writing it.
Edited by elise025, 10 July 2010 - 01:40 PM.
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