why is my hard drive constantly filling up when i

November 3, 2013 at 03:19:39
Specs: Windows Vista, 3G DDR
am not even using it.

I have a c drive and a d drive, i didnt realise that i was meant to use the d drive for data, so have always used only the c drive.

The other day i got a message on my task bar saying the c drive was running out of space. I then realised about the d drive, and transferred my data files over to that, did a disc clean up and all together managed to gain 12G of space, within a couple of hours i again received the message my hard drive was running out of space but i can only recover a few MB which immediately are taken up by something, i do not know what.

My OS is Vista basic my c drive is 111G as is my D drive

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#1
November 3, 2013 at 04:59:30
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...

Of course if you need them, you will no longer have them, so be carefull.

larry


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#2
November 3, 2013 at 08:00:32
"I have a c drive and a d drive, i didnt realise that i was meant to use the d drive for data"

If you're asking about a store bought computer & you've never tampered with the partitions as long as you've had it, I doubt the D-drive was meant to be used for storage. If it's the Recovery Partition & you started storing stuff in it, you may run into problems when attempting the reset. Please post the make/model of your PC or laptop, the total HDD size, the number of partitions & all the partition info. If you don't know, look in Disk Management.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...


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#3
November 3, 2013 at 12:38:13
Are you downloading stuff, or ripping movies?

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#4
November 3, 2013 at 13:23:07
Usually the recovery is a small separate partition, not 111g. So it sounds as the hard drive is split into 2 equal partitions, the operating system and all your programs are now filling c: and d: probably has just the 12g you transferred. You can not fill the hard drive to 100% full, it requires 15% free for programs like defrag to work properly. The operating system will be creating temporary files sometimes and I suspect if you do any downloading it is all set to default to c drive. Do you have some files that take up a lot of space like pictures or movies or music. You either have a ton of programs installed or something that uses up a lot of space?

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#5
November 3, 2013 at 14:50:34
I think this might be to do with vista system restore read this

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