Hard disk space decreasing day by day

October 30, 2010 at 04:02:17
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi ,
I have a Compaq and Vista OS.Hard disk space in c: drive is decreasing day by day.

How do I fix this problem??I have 137 GB hard disk ,now it shows 99 GB .I dont have any

s/w s installed except yahoo messenger.

Please help me with this problem.
tj29



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#1
October 30, 2010 at 20:42:10
Do you have system restore enabled ? The restore points can take up a lot of space.

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#2
October 31, 2010 at 07:24:40
Thanks for replying.
System Restore is enabled,but why does the hard disk space keeps decreasing,?now it is reduced to 96 from 99GB(Total 137GB)...

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#3
October 31, 2010 at 07:37:09
The hard disk space keeps decreasing because system restore uses restore points, which take up hard disk space. You can disable system restore, and that will delete all of the restore points. You can then enable it again if you want and you should recover a bit of disk space. If you don't, than you are losing space for some other reason.

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#4
October 31, 2010 at 08:28:20
Thanks again...
Lemme try that step...will let you know the result soon.

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#5
November 2, 2010 at 15:03:03
Hi kx5mtg,


I tried that step, and I retrieved around 8 GB.It changed from 93 to 111GB, and hard disk space was stable for two days....now again it started decreasing....

Thanks,
tj29


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#6
November 2, 2010 at 15:33:41
I'm glad you got some space back, though it looks more like 18 GB.You can set the % of hard disk space used by System Restore so that it will stop creating restore points when it reaches the limit. Actually, I think it then might start deleting old restore points–I'm not sure(I don't use it myself). In any event, you can always disable it again.

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#7
November 5, 2010 at 02:14:31
Thank you..kx5m2g...You solved my problem...
Sorry for replying late.

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