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Old 10-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Hard Drive is adding space automatically

Ok so my hard drive adds 1 GB a day automatically without me installing anything or putting anything on it. I did a full system scan for virus and spyware, and nothing came up in the scans. So, what do you think is wrong?
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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few questions do u have vista
are u using IE(internet explorer)
the main reason i see is that u are getting a bunch of unwanted history
download this and analizy and then run it
http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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I use vista with mozilla firefox, and i have only had the computer for a week, so my history hasnt build up THAT much
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sounds to me like some kinda system restore type of thing.

maybe by a secuirty pack or the OS
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Yeah, it's system restore. I clean mine out once a week and usually gain 10GB of space. In the disk cleanup utility, there is an option to delete all but the most recent restore point.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
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sorry im retarded but i didnt get what you meant by that. i did do a system restore yesterday.
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you know the restore points? those can take up to 15% of your total hard drive space for just saving the restore points. So just to give an Idea of what we are looking at here, of my 250 GB drive 37 gigs can be used for system restore points.

The by deleting extra restore points, you can clear up alot of space on your drive.
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oooo I see thank you. I just did it and I cleared 18 GB Thanks
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oooo I see thank you. I just did it and I cleared 18 GB Thanks
no problem mate thats wot were here for
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Yet another reason I use linux. I don't have to do a disk clean up ever.
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