Computer Randomly Stops Working

May 26, 2017 at 11:11:09
Specs: Windows 10, 8 GB 4 CPU cores
I was just recently doing things on my computer, then all the sudden it became unresponsive. My mouse did not work, meaning I had no control, even using the keyboard. Everything froze and I couldn't close anything or even move any application around. It took about 5 minutes to load, and when it finished, I went into taskmanager. It said I was using all of possible disk space, at 100 PERCENT. I have a disk that can store 1 tb, so why would it say this?!? FYI this is my third try at writing the question because of 2 computer crashes. I got windows errors saying I need to save my work and close everything to avoid data loss and crashes because my disk is full. I actually have 700 GB left on my disk. Please respond quickly because my computer is basically useless, because it crashes every 5 minutes and I AM ALREADY LOSING MY PERSONAL FILES. Is this a virus? My background is pitch black now, meaning MORE loss of data. What is even crazier is I was not browsing the internet when this happened, or opening emails. It just randomly happened. :(

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#1
May 26, 2017 at 11:16:16
For those of you who say "run a full scan of computer", let me remind you I can not use search bar or buttons. Just my browser is working, because it was already open. No other ANYTHING works, and no buttons

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May 26, 2017 at 11:20:02
Look at how bad it really is. This is a screenshot: <img src="http://imgh.us/Screenshot_(20)_1.png" /> :(

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#3
May 26, 2017 at 15:03:12
Your link in #2 is referring to memory (RAM) or virtual memory. Not to be confused with the 700GB mentioned earlier which is "hard disk space".

There are some ideas to get you going here if you can use them:
http://windowsreport.com/your-compu...
DO NOT use the program they are offering as I can't vouch for it.

A virus is possible. See this:
https://www.howtogeek.com/187037/ho...

Some other ways to get into Safe Mode in Windows 10:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-wa...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
May 26, 2017 at 16:24:41
No. It is not RAM. What is strange is my computer is back to normal now. Disk space is at 4 percent, ALOT lower than 100 percent. Everything seems fine now. How can this be? Could it be because I had 15GB in my trash can?

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#5
May 26, 2017 at 16:30:40
You probably had some program go out of control, eating up your virtual memory. With the page file filling up, Windows extended it until you ran out of space on your disk. Pretty typical, but you should try to see what's taking up GB of memory commit.

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#6
May 26, 2017 at 17:06:15
TechGuy's posts are always amusing.

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May 29, 2017 at 11:40:19
um.... could it involve me making a zip bomb? :)

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