About the transcend flash drive, it probably showed up like that in the log because, at the time of running speccy, I was formatting the transcend to change its file system to exFAT.
Hmm, normally for startup management, I just use the msconfig tool. I will attach a screenshot of my startup tab. As you can see, there are only a few programs checked. Is the msconfig tool not accurate, or does the Autoruns tool show startup processes that msconfig does not?
I have 5 partitions listed in Disk Management. A Recovery Partition. An unallocated partition of 47mb (not sure why, maybe my father created it for some reason). A system reserved partition of 100MB. Also, as I mentioned in first post I have the C: partition that states it is the boot, page file, and crash dump partition. Lastly I have the D: partition which is listed just as a logical drive. I will attach a screenshot of the disk management page as well.
Also, I would like to mention, these 3 files taking up space is not new. It has been like that for a long time. I just pinpointed that those specific three files were what is taking up all that memory recently, and so I wanted to know what those files were and if its safe to delete. When we got my computer, my father just put alot of the software that he usually puts on his pc into my D: Drive, for example (random examples), comodo, 7z., chrome, firefox, etc. Is it possible that the 3 .cpt files are just harmless files that he accidentally copied along with the others?
Lastly, I would really like to thank you for the patience and support you are showing me
. Just the fact that you replied so fast to my thread actually made me make my mind that I would try to frequent these forums as much as I can, giving advice to other users with what limited knowledge I have. In short I would like to help others on this forum the way you helped me!
EDIT: Woa, just looking over my post and saw the Apple push service running at start up in the screenshot. Time to uncheck that haha xD
EDIT 2: Also if it is not too much trouble, can you correct me if I am using any incorrect terminology, or if the terminology I am using is incorrect? I would like to learn more, that's why. Only if its not too much of a hassle, thanks.
Edited by satrus08, 20 March 2014 - 01:32 AM.