losing hard drive space

June 14, 2006 at 19:31:34
Specs: ME, pentium III 1000mhz/ 248m
hi, i have a problem with my computer that keeps losing space on hard drive. i have 1000mhz dell with 248mb ram and 40gb hard drive. i found that some other people here asked about losing space on their hard drives before as well but most of them made some changes to their systems and then noticed losing hard drive space. i didn't change anything in my system. recently i needed some more free space so i deleted few large files so i got something like 5GB of free space on my hard drive. after i restarted my computer next day i noticed i already had just little bit above 1GB. i knew i had about 5GB day before , just after deleting those files because i checked it. i used some software to clean my computer and delate some files that i didn't need. i got about 1.5GB of space. after few days during i downloaded few small files, i noticed my hard drive free space dropped again to something above 200mb. so today i deleted one large file and i received over 800mb of free space. it was an hour ago. after i restarted my computer i noticed i have again little bit over 200mb. where is my free space? how can i get it back? does anybody have any idea what's going on with my computer? i would appreciate helping me. thank you so much. i am sorry i made it so long. i just wanted to describe it as good as i could. thank you again. i hope somebody can help me.

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June 14, 2006 at 19:55:05
Empty the Recycle Bin

Empty the Windows 'temp' folder (C:\windows\temp)

Scan the drive with Scandisk

Adjust or clear your System Restore settings:

Control Panel -> System -> Performance -> File System

Scan for virus/malware

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June 14, 2006 at 21:07:50
If you use Norton A/V, the protected recycle bin can cause this. Empty it and adjust it so it doesn't use so much space or disable it.

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June 19, 2006 at 14:48:32
hi, thank you for your help, both of you :) don't use norton though but scandrive helped me and i got back my 5gb :) thank you so much again. i appreciate your help :)

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July 17, 2006 at 10:23:12
If you need more space,

Download Delindex 5.1 and try it.

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