ssd getting full by itself

Custom / Maximus extreme
August 30, 2012 at 22:11:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Professionnel, 2.83 GHz / 16383 MB
Hi! My little 60 gig ssd was getting full, had 3 gig left, decided to do some cleaning. I learned about the hibernate sys file, got rid of it to gained a sweet 12 gig. Got to my comp tonight, i got 1.65 gig left !?!?! Both hdtune and folder visualiser are telling me that i have 4.92gig in my bin and it's empty.

Did a malware anti-malware this morning plus a full avg scan, everything was tip top.

The only thing that changed since yesterday is that i got 4x4gig of new ram. I didn't do my homework on this cos my mobo can only support 8 gig of ram 4x2gig...does this has to do with anything?

Baffled. Thanks!


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#1
August 30, 2012 at 22:45:31
download CCleaner slim for free and perform a registery clean and a system clean
itll clean up garbage files on ur system
then open up cmd (as administrator) so we could remove any shadowcopies that are stored on ur pc
type in wmic (hit enter)
shadowcopy delete (hit enter)
and hit Y for all the lines that show up (Y then enter until the lines stop)
exit cmd and check ur usage

computers are a second home
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#2
August 30, 2012 at 23:44:53
went from 1.65 to 1.9

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#3
August 31, 2012 at 06:38:35
You've told us very little about your system, but a small SSD such as you have should contain Windows, your security software, & very little else. You should NOT be installing programs on the SSD, you should have a standard mechanical HDD for that. Do you have System Restore enabled? If so, at what percent? I have a 200GB primary partition & have it set to 1%, that way it can only use, at most, 2GB.

And what do you use your system for that could possibly require 16GB RAM?


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#4
August 31, 2012 at 06:43:29
to check how much system restore is using right click on my computer properties, then go to system protection then choose the SSD or HDD then hit configure and set the ammount specified by riider.
hes also right abt the HDD

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#5
August 31, 2012 at 07:13:20
I didn't do my homework on this cos my mobo can only support 8 gig, got all excited about some Corsair Vengence 1600mhz ram. I'm just trying to make an old computer run a little faster. Core 2 quad 2.83,Asus Maximum Extreme mobo,ATI HD 4870 vid card, Corsair 60 gig, 500gig second drive, Win7 Pro

System restore has been disabled for a while, disabled it when i installed my ssd, yet last night when i looked i still had two system restore point, tried to look how big they were but couldn't, don't know where to look.

I only have one 8 gig game installed. I'm not sure but i think my swap file was resized automaticaly cos it's now 16 gig, i guess it was 4gig when i had 4 gig of ram.


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#6
August 31, 2012 at 19:53:38
Make the virtual memory (paging file) fixed at 2GB on the SSD and 6 or 8GB on the conventional hard drive.
Uninstall your programs from the SSD drive and reinstall them on the hard drive. If you really want to keep the game on the SSD, look to see if you can redirect any save games to a separate folder on the hard drive rather than in the default location in the program folder (just moving it will cause problems though).
Without System restore, you should keep an image of your boot drive on your conventional hard drive and make a Windows Repair Disk to reinstall it if needed. Use the built in Back Up features in Windows 7 to do these.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
August 31, 2012 at 21:55:14
Thank you guys for all your answers...Greatly appreciated!

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