Drive C filling up without reason

September 21, 2011 at 16:05:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have a 2007 HP pavilion dv2000. My computer was running a bit slow so I uninstalled programs I no longer use and then started doing stupid advanced things that screwed up my system. I then had to restore the whole system. Fine. I later upgraded to Service Pack 2 so that I could use Rosetta Stone. I had other minor issues and they are solved. Anyway, now for some odd reason my C drive fills up on its own. I put all of my photos, documents, and music on an external hard drive. All my photos were then deleted and so were most of my documents. I uninstalled all of the games and other programs I do not use. My space changes in minutes. I will have 12.6GB free then 5.5GB free. The system came with 220 GB of free space. I know I don't use anything that takes up even half that amount of space. My computer has slowed down a lot and when I send an email I can't move sentences around or the system will no longer respond. Also, the computer takes about two minutes to turn on. Anyone know what's going on and how I can fix this?

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#1
September 21, 2011 at 16:09:16
run disk clean up off the accessories/system tools menu
check restore points and how frequently they are done
make sure you are rootkit/virus/trojan/malware free

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#2
September 21, 2011 at 16:20:40
I have done disk cleanups and defragmented. They make the problem worse. I am not computer savvy...as you can see from my mess up.. what do you mean check restore points? My antivirus says my computer is clean. Thanks for your input!

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#3
September 22, 2011 at 08:13:11
disk cleanup and defrag are like cleaning your house. If you don't do THEN you have major issues. There are no issues if you do your maintenance.

Here is some info about restore points
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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September 22, 2011 at 10:16:56
I know that it is the restore points. Use disk cleaner to get rid if it

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#5
September 22, 2011 at 10:32:58
Proper appoach is the correct configuration of system restore not just eliminating previous saves which could wipe out any future chance of recovery if needed.

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