Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act! I need helpppp!--Submitted Lorilou L.Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but please read all the advice and suggestions that ourmembers have contributed to this question. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - disappearing-reappearing hard drive space by Larryoke / October 2, 2009 12:11 PM PDT In reply to: Help!
Check and see what programs you've run or are running when this happens. I did all the usual things like disk clean up, defrag,clearing the cache, and I uninstalled a few things that Idon't use. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices ThemeWelcome · log in · join Show navigation Hide navigation HomeReviewsHowChartsLatestSpeed TestRun TestRun PingHistoryPreferencesResultsRun StreamsServersCountryToolsIntroFAQLine QualitySmoke PingTweak TestLine MonitorMonitor GroupsMy IP isWhoisCalculatorTool It is free and you can download it from here:ftp://ftp.win.tue.nl/pub/home/sequoia/Sequoia1_3XPInstall.exeIt makes the process of seeing what is eating up your disk space VERY easy.regardsdave mundt Flag Permalink This was helpful (0)
I have:GA-EP35-DS3 mobo (yep, fairly old)E6600 intel cpucoolermaster 850W psu6GB kingston ram (2x2gb + 2x1gb)4 x HDD's (80gb for windows 7 64bit, 2TB, 1TB, 1TB)Windows 7 64bitBoth the 80GB and two I've had Vista since... Also check what programs load on start up, and disabling them to save on memory load. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/285983d8-50b3-4488-a158-e2c07d338b0d/system-restore-points-disappear Occasionally I will see more than one but the list doesn't generally last that long before disappearing.2) Every few days or so ALL of my restore points will disappear with only
So he had his regular stuff plus an ever-increasing set of backup files filling up the hard drive. I have a friend who has a laptop with XP and Norton 360. Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act! Vista General Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On
Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearin by gellul9 / October 2, 2009 10:52 AM PDT In reply to: Help!
I may try a USB to SATA connector if I can find one.any ideas how I can get the drive to (a) show up at all, and ultimately (b) stop disappearing?thanks
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My question is about my hard drive.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/help-hard-drive-space-doing-the-disappearing-and-reappearing-act-361905/ Windows Swap File and program caches --Submitted by darrenforster99http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3143203#3143203 Hard drive space variation --Submitted by Zouchhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3140739#3140739 Where is your space going? --Submitted by Watzmanhttp://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3140712#3140712 Could easily be System Restore, Lorilou --Submitted Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Help! Try a reinstall. "Never trust an Aztec with nukes!" (Civ1 - unknown) | 2nd user of the Ancient Style.
Update your anti virus and make a full scan Download and make a full scan with Malwarebytes. check over here I can create a System Restore point, either at request or automatically at start-up. Hey Franken, Right click on START then select PROPERTIES click on the TASKBAR tab then make sure the "Auto-hide the taskbar" is not selected. citizen001, Sep 7, 2004 #4 Padma the Inbond Administrator Joined: Dec 10, 2001 Messages: 14,394 Location: Omaha, Nebraska USA That's Windows for you.
by pauly1651 / October 4, 2009 12:54 AM PDT In reply to: Hard Drive Space Norton is garbage, get rid of it.My experience with Norton (Symantic Systems software), is that it Disappearing System Restore Point « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Similar Threads Thread Forum System Restore disappearing actIt has happened before but lately it has been happening more often. Try moving the slider back to about half way and see if that increases the pool of disk space available.
I can create a System Restore point, either at request or...
Within a few days or week all the restore points I create or... Hard-drive space doing the disappearing... It would be nice if it told you why.... The only thing i can do now is keep the quick launch bar open so i can see the start button, otherwise i can't see what progs i have open.
I have searched for every delete & empty trash command but can't find anything like "Compact Folders"? From control panel, select "Administrative Tools" | "Event Viewer". Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.Go to Google Play Now »Disaster Planning and Recovery PackTechRepublicCNET Networks Inc., 2004 0 Reviewshttps://books.google.com/books/about/Disaster_Planning_and_Recovery_Pack.html?id=YQ6sKDmtPF0C Preview this book » What people are weblink Hi Lorilou,That is rather strange behaviour.
Can someone help me here? Back to top #9 Franken Franken Member Members 124 posts Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:49 AM Well that got rid of virtumundo but the problem persists....I went ahead and posted Check where your backups are being written to. I feel ill at ease when SR is off.
Back to top #6 Inprofile Inprofile Old [email protected] Advanced Member 4,610 posts Gender:Male Location:Dalbeattie Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:22 AM I'll assume you're running XP. There are tools that can clean this up in flight, though that said, 120 GB would be very excessive.You've cleaned your caches - that's good. Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act! by dbxanten / October 2, 2009 1:28 PM PDT In reply to: RE: Help!
Vista creates large--make that very large--system recovery points at least once a day. Some users observe it is a result of them first entering into sleep mode and then not seeing the drive after waking, others observe that the disappearance happens during normal operation Here is a link to helpful... Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More...
It isn't instantly but after about 20-30 seconds of being opened my task bar goes away. Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR) Dismiss Notice Attention Modders! That would get rid of any or all malware. weird huh?
There is a free version and a "professional" version, for your purposes, the free version is probably all that you need. Several functions may not work. Back to top #4 DonJayok DonJayok Advanced Member Anti-Spyware Brigade 999 posts Location:Scotland Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:43 AM Ok, I have been fishing about and have found this Do Thought I got rid of that but the rest of my software missed it.