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Old 12-23-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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Hmm... It could be a program automatically downloading files from the internet or something, but i doubt a program would need to download THAT much unless its a virus. It probably would be your hard drive.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #12
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im running windows vista and i dont think the hdd has any problems because i ran checkdisk and it didnt find anything.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:51 PM   #13
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It's probably System Restore.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #14
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but if i disable is it, it just means that it wont automatically make one for me but i can manually make one right?
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #15
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well i had a sort of virus that did the same thing as your hdd,
every day i lost GBs then i found the problem in a hidden folder,
all it was is a folder called " _ " and it just kept multiplying , when i caught it, it was up to like 30 gbs
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:51 PM   #16
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Freestyler has hit the nail on the head I remember that Vista has an automatic system restore function that saves every day or so, so it will b baling up your computer and draining your hdd, you will need to disable it and run a manual back up. I'm back on XP now so cant quite remember where to look but I know its there Ive seen it when I ran ultimate.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:43 PM   #17
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well i had a sort of virus that did the same thing as your hdd,
every day i lost GBs then i found the problem in a hidden folder,
all it was is a folder called " _ " and it just kept multiplying , when i caught it, it was up to like 30 gbs
ive done a virus scan from avg and it found nothing... where did u find that folder?
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:56 PM   #18
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sorry for a double post but i just disabled system restore and i got 10 gb back but then its still getting drained alittle.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:25 AM   #19
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try ccleaner. im ot sure where to get it so just google it. it removed 10.2 gb from my 40gb drive
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ive got this problem on my server. only has like 10mb free now and it boots up all wierd
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