Hard Drive full up, not malware caused
Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:34 AM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:56 AM
I get low memory messages when I've been working my laptop hard for a while multitasking. Window could be creating temp memory files on the hard drive.
Here is how I've been coping for the last six months. When hard drive free space get low, I'll restart the computer and then restart it again to give myself a bit of hard drive freespace. Sometimes I clear the system restores points and create a single new one. Recently I've also been using CCleaner to clear the Hard Drive freespace and get rid of some of the space taken by youtube videos etc. I've been doing ok until last night. Hard Drive free space has been going down, then I clear it at a predictable pace. Last night was the return of bloatware, hard drive free space filling as quickly as you can clear it, nothing will run because you have no space etc. Who knows what the problem is. It was never established first time around.
So where to from here? Looks like this is the active thread to deal with the issue.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:59 AM
If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:34 PM
As you'll see from the beginning of this forum this enquiry started in the malware forum. It got the all clear and I was directed here. Feels and bit circular but I can see why I should check to see if my system has been infected with anything again. I've always found the malware forum most helpful. It should be noted that an infected system wasn't the cause of the original problem.
I can't buy a new Hard Drive (beside the fact I have no money). My system is a laptop. So no room for an extra hard drive. No ability for me to transfer data from the hard drive I have to a new internal Hard Drive. Yes, it would be nice to have an external Hard Drive to chuck everything onto. It would be nice to buy a desktop comuputer too. My circumstance don't currently allow it.
Anyway, off to revent the wheel, again.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:49 PM
I understand your hesitation and the fact that you keep losing data and it is not due to you purposely adding programs, data or anything else then we need to look at the possibility of a hidden infection.
That being said the next course of action is to get rid of everything or do a simple format and reinstall of the OS to bring the system back to factory new condition.
Another possible reason is a failing hard drive which would mean the steady loss of usable free space.
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