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Hi all, The C: drive on my PC showed a red bar, saying that it has very little space. Did everything to clear the space, viz defrag, disk cleanup, deleting unwanted programs/files, running ccleaner, disabling msconfig, etc. The space increased from 100 MB to 4 GB. The next day, suddenly, for no reason, the space reduced by 2.5 GB and the red bar appeared again. Apparently, nothing new installed or big file saved. Can't understand how to track the issue. Pls help.
There are number of reasons why your drive space decreased dramatically. It could be the swap file is set to be managed by Windows or you put the computer to hibernate instead of completely shutting it down. Ran thorough virus scan using malwarebytes and remove threats that would be found. Also check your drive for bad sectors by using CHKDSK from windows or 3rd party app such as HD Tune. Torrent downloads may also eat up the drive space as it tends to consume the space equal to the size of the app being downloaded, even before it's done. IF everything checks out with your drive and you're still having space issues, consider buying a larger capacity hdd and clone your existing drive. Format the old one & use it as backup or extra drive.
Posted on Apr 26, 2015
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Make a backup as soon as possible. And if you don't have a virus, assume you drive is dying. Run the check disk program AFTER the backup, to see ho bad it is and start saving for a new HD.
Posted on Apr 16, 2015
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