Local Hard Drive keeps filling up

  Wessie 10:47 19 Nov 2004

I am using an Optiplex GX240 with XP PRO on the computer and I am getting a meesage informing me that the hard drive is low on disk space I then delete about 6GB worth of data but I then restart the computer but within 10 minutes I get the same message. Any ideas on how I can fix this problem.

  Bagnet 11:01 19 Nov 2004

1. run a virus scan...
2. see if u are getting temp files being created in c:\windows\temp

sounds viral tho

1 other possibility... are u using overnet? if so or any other p to p software i have had a similar problem and had to keep on doing a disk check... right click c drive and go to properties, then select disk checking. this may also fix it

  2CV6 11:15 19 Nov 2004

Hi mine has done the same, almost full after downloading xp pro and sp2, just 6 % was left. I've tried Bagnet's idea of right clicking the c drive and an error comes up. Xdrive, unable to load VxD, cannot continue. Any ideas? Thanks.

  Sethhaniel 11:32 19 Nov 2004

I had 2.2gig of them before pruning

also the uninstall file for SP2 takes a few hundred MB at least - if happy with it - delete it

also the windows/Prefetch folder can soon fill up

as does AVG update folder - delete all the old update files ;)

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